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Sony pushes back on reports that it?s reducing PS5?s launch availability


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SOURCE: https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2020/09/sony-pushes-back-on-reports-that-its-reducing-ps5s-launch-availability/
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In July, Bloomberg reported that Sony had decided to roughly double its planned manufacturing capacity from 5 or 6 million units to 10 million units "this year."Further ReadingReport: Sony scaling back initial PS5 production numbersBefore that, in April, Bloomberg reported that Sony had decided to "produce far fewer units" of the PS5 than it had for the PS4's launch in 2013, in part because "it expects the PS5’s ambitious specs to weigh on demand by leading to a high price at launch."For context, Sony produced 7.5 million PS4 units through March of 2014, at least 6 million of which sold through to consumers in that time. Bloomberg's reported "reduced" production target of 10 million units would still be a significant relative increase in the launch window period.Pent-up demand among early-adopter console buyers usually means the very first shipments of major new consoles sell out almost immediately, which means you can't read too much into the first few days of sales for a new console.

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