Sony cuts production of PlayStation 5 over AMD chip issues

The PlayStation 5 launch may be the most challenging in Sony history. As soon as the company sorted out supplies in the midst of the epidemic, and was preparing for the high demand for consoles, a new stick hit the production line.

Sony has tempered ardor
Sources Bloomberg and Nikkei report that Sony has decided to cut production of the PlayStation 5 by 4 million devices until March 2021.

In a previous report, the media claimed that the company planned to collect 10 million consoles by the end of 2020 alone. The first five were being prepared for a world launch, and the remaining 5 million were thought to be sent out by the end of March 2021, while the third batch rolls off the assembly line.

Now, by the end of the first quarter of 2021, Sony will release only 11 million devices. According to sources, the batch had to be cut due to problems with the release of SoCs from AMD, the production efficiency of which fell by 50%. The company is trying to regain momentum, but stability is still far away.

Recall that the PlayStation 5 should be released in the winter of 2020. According to sources, the console will go on sale in November with a price tag of $ 450 for the base PS5, while the PS5 without a floppy drive will cost gamers $ 50 less. Already on September 16, Sony will hold a new presentation of the PlayStation 5, where the official announcement of the price and release date is expected.

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Author: John Kessler
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