Right now, we have no info on a Price or a Release Date for the upcoming release of the PlayStation 5. All we know is what the console looks like, most if not all of its accessories, and tons of upcoming games coming to the system such as Spider-Man Miles Morales, Horizon 2: Forbidden West, and Kena: Bridge of Spirits. Demand for the PlayStation 5 will obviously be high, but it might be higher than some expected.
In a report from Bloomberg, it was revealed that instead of the usual 5-6 million console units Sony produces, production will be doubled to 10 million units by the end of this year. This change is a result of the demand that Sony is no doubt noticing for the PlayStation 5 due to the COVID-19 pandemic the world has been dealing with since earlier this year.
It should be noted here as it was in the original report that it still may be a challenge to get 10 million units produced and shipped out. Although this pandemic has made demand high, the travel shipment situation hasn’t been made any easier because of COVID-19. This is also a problem Nintendo had, it now takes significantly longer for shipments to reach the US and Europe from the production facilities up in China.
We won’t truly know how the shipment complications may harm Sony until we get closer to the release of the PlayStation 5. It’s worth noting that the report also said that production for the DualSense (PlayStation 5 Controller) has also been doubled, but that was to be expected as soon as this PlayStation 5 production news came out.
PlayStation 5 is set for release in Holiday 2020 at an unknown price point for the Digital & Standard Editions.