Sony denies reports it’s cutting PlayStation 5 production amounts

Rumors were starting to swirl that Sony might have scaled down its ambitious plans for the production of PlayStation 5 consoles, but the company has now come out to deny those rumors.

In a story posted late yesterday on Bloomberg, sources familiar with the situation were reported as saying that Sony had cut production of the new console “by 4 million units, down to around 11 million, following production issues with its custom-designed system-on-chip for the new console.”

According to those sources, the PlayStation 5 had run into manufacturing issues, with production yields reported to be “as low as 50%” for its SOC (System on a chip). While some amount of unusable chips are expected, production runs that low would make it harder to produce as many consoles as Sony, and the manufacturing facilities, were expecting.

Following those reports, Sony reached out to with the following statement:

“While we do not release details related to manufacturing, the information provided by Bloomberg is false. We have not changed the production number for PlayStation 5 since the start of mass production.”

Sony’s plans for PlayStation 5 production have been especially ambitious, with talk of potentially having even more units available in the early months of the console’s release than were available for the PlayStation 4 in the same timeframe.

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