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Sony orders 50% production increase on PlayStation 5

Company now expects to produce 9 million console units by the end of 2020

Sony is ordering a 50% increase in production on the PlayStation 5. Initially, the company intended to produce 6 million units to supply the market by the end of the year, but will now produce 9 million units. The information is from the Japanese newspaper Nikkei, citing “sources with knowledge of the subject”.


THE The Verge recalls that the PlayStation 4 was launched on November 15, 2013, and until the end of that year sold 4.2 million units. The 10 million unit mark was only reached in August 2014, nine months after the launch.

The PlayStation 4 is currently the second best-selling console in history, with 110.4 million units sold by March of this year. in front is the PlayStation 2, with 155 million units. The list does not include portable consoles – in this case, the PS4 would fall to fourth position, being overtaken by the Nintendo DS and Game Boy.

Sony’s optimism is somewhat linked to the Covid-19 pandemic. “During the pandemic, the gaming industry saw record numbers of players joining online services, as more consumers are considering gaming as a form of home entertainment.” Karn Chauhan, senior analyst at market analysis firm Counterpoint, told the Nikkei Asian Review.

The release date and price of the PlayStation 5 are still kept secret. The company, however, has already introduced the console’s design and control, talked about the technical specifications and demonstrated some games, to the delight of fans.

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Source: The Verge

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