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Sony Boosting Output of PlayStation 5 to Meet Surge in Demand

  • Latest plan is to make 10 million PS5 units by year-end
  • Logistics remain a challenge for timely holiday deliveries
Sony PlayStation 5.

Sony PlayStation 5.

Source: Sony Corp.

Sony Corp. is roughly doubling its PlayStation 5 production to 10 million units this year as it sees the prolonged effects of the Covid-19 pandemic boosting demand for gaming, according to people familiar with its plans.

The electronics giant has informed assembly partners and suppliers it’s radically increasing orders for its next-generation console, though logistics may yet pose a challenge to delivering all those machines on time for the holiday shopping season, the people said, asking to remain anonymous. Sony had previously aimed to produce 5 million to 6 million PS5 units by the end of March 2021, Bloomberg News has reported.