We recently reported that the PlayStation 5 may be having production issues due to some custom-designed chips. However, Sony has denied those reports.
In a statement to GameIndustry.biz, Sony stated that all the information provided to Bloomberg, the first publication to report on production issues, is false. The statement reads: “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.”
Indeed, we hope that there have been no changes to the number of units expected as the PlayStation 5 has already been sold out on many store fronts. After yesterday’s PlayStation 5 Showcase revealed the pricing and release date, pre-orders were shadow dropped without much warning. This left consumers scrambling to get pre-orders with many not able to get one. If Sony truly has a production issue, this may lead to a lot of gamers without consoles at launch.