Sony releases 4 million fewer PlayStation 5 consoles than previously announced

According to a Bloomberg report, Sony will cut PlayStation 5 production by 4 million units. And this in turn led to a fall in Sony’s stock.

The reduced production is said to be due to a problem with the chips. As a result, instead of 15 million copies, only 11 million copies will be available in 2021.

Not critical

Added to this is the problem with stocks, which fell by 2.41 percent today and by more than 3 percent yesterday. But Kazunori Ito, senior equity analyst at Morningstar Investment Management Asia, told CNBC that production of 11 million items is still the highest number in the year of a console’s launch. “If Sony really can ship 11 million items this fiscal year, we don’t think the shortage will be critical.”


Earlier this month it was announced that the PlayStation 5 will be released in the second week of November. Then there will be two copies available: one with a disc reader and one without. And also some classic games such as Grand Theft Auto, Gran Turismo and Resident Evil will be available.

The normal edition of the PlayStation 5, so with a disc reader, would cost 499 euros. But the digital edition, without a disc reader, would be a bit cheaper, namely 399 euros.

Check out the full list of PlayStaton 5 games here.


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