Sony is increasing its output of PlayStation 5 consoles, according to a new report from Bloomberg.
The publication released a report earlier this year which stated Sony would be making fewer PS5 units for launch than it did for PS4. However, this new story suggests the platform holder will in fact be increasing production. This is to meet the demand of fans, but also to meet the demand of those who will still be feeling the effects of COVID-19 and quarantine. Apparently, Sony predicts the ongoing situation will mean more people will be looking to purchase a PS5 while they're confined indoors.
The previous aim was to make 5 to 6 million PS5s by the end of March 2021. Anonymous sources are now claiming Sony is looking to produce 10 million by the end of this year -- 5 million by the end of September and another 5 million between October and December. Production of the DualSense PS5 controller is also set to increase accordingly.
An important thing to note is that these figures don't equate to what will be available at retailers. Sony is anticipating there will be some logistical hold ups that mean PS5 could still be in short supply in stores, even with double the production output.
So, in other words, Sony's making way more PS5 consoles early on, but you still might have trouble getting one. We suppose the best thing to do if you want the next-gen machine day one is to get those PS5 pre-orders in place as soon as you're able. Pages for PS5 and related products are beginning to crop up on places like Amazon, and we'll be sure to share any links as soon as possible.