Sony Says It Will Pump Out More PS5s For The Holidays, So Maybe You’ll Finally Get One

Sony Says It Will Pump Out More PS5s For The Holidays, So Maybe You’ll Finally Get One
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Sony announced it will increase the production of the PlayStation 5 in preparation for the holiday shopping season. The company still plans to hit its projected 18 million units sold for the 2022 fiscal year, but a new financial earnings report published on July 29 reveals that “significant improvements” in the supply chain give the console manufacturer even more wiggle room.

It has been almost impossible to get a PS5. The global pandemic, now fuelled by a string of new Omicron variants, caused a shortage in various parts necessary to produce the system. With semiconductors in short supply, Sony couldn’t pump out PS5s fast enough to meet the demand. However, according to the company’s latest earnings report, all of that seems poised to change.

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“At this point in time, we have made no change to our 18 million unit sales forecast for PlayStation 5 hardware in FY22,” Sony wrote in the report. “But since we are seeing a recovery from the impact of the lockdown in Shanghai and a significant improvement in the supply of components, we are working to bring forward more supply into the year-end holiday selling season.”

This is good news…kinda. Whenever Sony replenishes PS5 stock — be it on digital shelves or in physical stores — it sells out in minutes. So, Sony essentially planning to flood the market with more consoles means you might actually have a chance at securing the bag (or I guess “box” in this context but you get it). However, we are talking about the “holiday selling season” here, which likely means Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Christmas, and any other shopping day that lands in that two to three month period. Be ready to fight some people.

Kotaku has reached out to Sony for comment.

Comments

  • In my weird mind’s logic, the more PS5s they sell now, the more likely they’ll announce a PS5 slim for release in 2023 and then I can finally play Ratchet & Clank..

  • Hopefully they pump out a slim version soon. Not too keen on the behemoth it is in it’s current state.

    • Seriously, it’s not that bad ha ha.

      Folks exaggerate about the size, claiming it’s looming over them, quietly observing and plotting to take over but I can tell you right now that it’s harmless and your life is only improved by its divine presence.

      RUN, sweet merciful god, save your yourself, it’s too late for me but you can warn everyone before it’s too la…

  • I gave up and got my first ever Xbox, a Series S. It’s great, lots of great games running at 60fps. The loading times are great too.

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