PS5 Got Limited Stock production capacity but could still change as the unpredictable pandemic rages on. So for all those playstation fans out there buy now while there still stock. So you can enjoy its promising features and stuffs
PS5 Got Limited Stock production as Sony reportedly expects a higher price to affect demand for its new console.
A Bloomberg report cites “people familiar with the matter”, claiming that Sony is set to produce fewer PS5 units in the console’s first year than it did for PS4’s launch in 2013. According to Bloomberg’s sources, Sony will make “5 to 6 million units of the PS5 in the fiscal year ending March 2021.” For some perspective on that figure, the PS4 sold over 7 million units in around five months.
The reasoning for that apparently comes down more to the effect of a higher price tag. The report notes that Sony anticipates the console’s price tag to come in at around “$499 to $549” – a figure the company thinks could put off some potential buyers in a launch year, meaning it will scale down production.
The exact price of the console is hard to pin down however – the scarcity of components is reportedly making it difficult for Sony to pin down a price for the PS5, as any shortages could lead to the higher end of that reported pricing range.
The COVID-19 outbreak is apparently only a factor on those components, rather than production of the completed PS5 itself. According to Bloomberg’s sources – who requested not to be identified – the pandemic has affected Sony’s “promotional plans for the new device,” but its production capacity for the PS5 remains unchanged.
As such, it’s thought that Sony may “forgo hosting a public press conference” due to fears pertaining to the coronavirus. Bloomberg’s sources noted that this pressure impacted the reveal of the DualSense controller, which was “hurried” due to the potential for leaks after sharing the controller’s design with developers outside of Sony.
It’s also worth noting, however, that the report mentions that the production capacity for the PS5 “could still change” as the unpredictable COVID-19 pandemic rages on.
Yet a launch window of the 2020 holiday season is still likely, with Bloomberg’s sources noting that it wouldn’t change as long as Microsoft keeps to its plans to launch the Xbox Series X at the end of the year. Sony itself has previously said it won’t delay launch, but industry analysts have previously warned that we could see launch shortages.