One of the very few industries to see a boost during the current pandemic is gaming, with large chunks of the world locked in at home they have turned to video games for entertainment. With that in mind Sony have double the amount of PlayStation 5 consoles they intend to produce in the coming months and have also increased the number of DualSense controllers in production.
The had previously said they were aiming for 5-6 million consoles by March 2021, that has now increased to 10 million. However, there may still be shortages of the console as they are manufactured in China and delivered across the world via shipping containers which can take a very long time to reach their destination.
“Sony began PS5 mass production in June and, under the latest plan, expects to assemble 5 million units by the end of September and another 5 million between October and December,” report Bloomberg. “A large portion of the latter tranche would turn into stock for 2021 due to the logistical delay. Sony could try to use air cargo for faster delivery, as it did in 2013 around the launch of the PlayStation 4, though airlines are running vastly reduced schedules due to Covid-19 and Sony’s ability to reserve flights would be limited.”
Sony are set to reveal more games and, possibly, the price of the console next month.
Sony recently revealed the design of the PlayStation 5 game boxes using the next-gen exclusive Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales to show off the familiar but stylish new design that’s true to the new PlayStation 5 console design.
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It’s certainly a bold look to the white on blue of the PlayStation 4 era, keeping with the white and black design of the PlayStation 5.
Outside of the PlayStation 5 game reveal in June and the technical reveal in March, Sony have been content to drop one little morsel of news about the next generation at a time. Revealing the box art is about as big or small as revealing the PS5 logo back in January (and nothing else) at CES. Of course, as a marketing strategy, it seems to be working. That logo reveal became the most-liked video game Instagram post ever, despite if being barely different from the PS4 logo.