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Hey, you might actually get to buy a PS5 this year
- Sony is ramping production of the PS5.
- The company is turning to multiple suppliers to combat supply chain issues.
- Sony hopes the PS5 will finally surpass PS4 sales in 2024.
Good news for gamers as Sony promises to increase production of its PS5 to get more units in customers’ hands.
The PS5 is the most advanced console Sony has ever shipped. The only problem is that it hasn’t shipped enough units. In fact, Sony sold 3.1 million more PS4s at the same point in its life as it has the PS5, although not because of a lack of demand. According to Gizmodo, the company plans to increase production to “levels that [it has] never achieved before.”
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Like many tech companies, Sony has struggled to produce enough devices as a result of the semiconductor shortage and general supply chain issues. This has resulted in Sony not being able to come anywhere close to meeting the pent-up demand for its console.
According to Gizmodo, Sony says it can sell 80,000 PS5 units in 82 minutes if it has the supply. In contrast, it would take nine days to sell the same number of PS4s.
The company plans to use multiple suppliers in an effort to boost production and believes it will finally surpass PS4 sales in 2024.