- Sony PS5 production has been reportedly cut owing to a component shortage.
- The company has reportedly cut its previous production forecast of 16 million down to 15 million.
- Sony is apparently having trouble with not just parts supply but also shipping logistics as well.
Sony PS5 is in great demand across the world but the company is not able to keep up with that owing to the ongoing component shortage, according to a report from Bloomberg. Sony may not be able to beat the PS4’s first-year sale record for this very reason. Furthermore, it is also said Sony has reportedly cut its previous production forecast of 16 million down to 15 million. The company is apparently having trouble with not just parts supply but also shipping logistics as well, according to sources. A part of the problem is because of uneven vaccine rollouts in nations where Sony builds chips and shortages of essential parts like power chips.
Besides Sony, the situation is also bad for other console makers like Nintendo and even affected the launch of a new console, Valve’s Steam Deck that pushed the date back until some time in 2022. There are reports that sales are gradually moving over to PC versions of games owing to the lack of consoles. Either way, March is still a long way to go so it’s possible that Sony might make things work for itself.
Sony PS5 console comes in two models: disc-less Digital-only and BluRay model, which comes with 4K UHD Blu-Ray Drive. It features an NVM2 SSD slot for expansion of up to 1TB and a 2.1 HDMI port. It is backward compatible with PS4 and USB HDD support. It is powered by an octa-core CPU with Zen 2 cores clocked at 2.5GHz. It is claimed to operate at 10.28 TFLOPs and 36 CUs at 2.33GHz. The Sony PS5 packs 16GB GDDR6 RAM with a memory bandwidth of 449GB/s and it has 825GB of internal storage for games.