Sony Said Bloomberg Is Wrong About PS5 Production Issues
Sony has denied that it is dealing with issues related to the creation of its upcoming PlayStation 5 console, refuting the recent story by Bloomberg.
A Sony spokesperson told Digital Trends, “Although we do not release details related to manufacturing, the information provided by Bloomberg is incorrect.” “We haven’t changed production numbers for the PlayStation 5 since the start of mass production.”
Bloomberg reported that Sony reduced PS5 production numbers from 15 million to 11 million. The news outlet said the company was dealing with production issues associated with its system-on-chip for the console, which is custom-made.
There was also allegedly a problem with production yields, a metric that is used to find out how many of the units produced are good to ship versus defective ones. Those yields were reportedly 50%, which is below average. However, the number was improving, and Bloomberg said the low-yield number was “only an estimate and may be revised again before the end of the fiscal year in March 2021.”
The production slag during the early months of release was not expected to affect system sales, but would instead become more apparent based on demand in 2021 and how Sony handled its production yields.
Sony shares lost 2.4% on this news, Bloomberg said.
Although Sony has not yet been announced a price or actual release date for its upcoming console, it is hosting a showcase for the system on September 16, where the company hopes to announce those details. Pre-orders for the new console began last month.
The stakes are high for Sony as rival Microsoft is releasing a new console of its own, the Xbox Series X and the Series S. 10. To be released on November. The Series X will cost $ 500, and the Series S will cost $ 300.
The console will be the introduction of the new console in the next generation of console gaming, with the PS5 offering 8K gaming and 4K gaming at 120Hz via an eight-core AMD Zen 2 CPU, 825GB SSD storage, and a custom AMD RDNA 2-based GPU. Overall, the system is capable of producing 10.28 teraflops of power, nearly doubling the power of the PS4 Pro at 4.2 teraflops.