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Report: Sony increasing PlayStation 5 production by 50 percent

Sony will increase PlayStation 5 production by up to 50 percent to capitalize on demand created by the coronavirus pandemic.

Chris Kerr

July 15, 2020

1 Min Read

Sony will increase PlayStation 5 production by up to 50 percent to capitalize on demand created by the coronavirus pandemic. 

That's according to a report from Nikkei Asian Review, which claims the console maker has raised PlayStation 5 production orders to 9 million units from an initial order of around 6 million units. 

Those numbers come from "sources familiar with the matter," so it's worth taking them with a pinch of salt right now. They also don't indicate how production will be split between the PlayStation 5 Digital Edition and the chunkier disc drive toting PlayStation 5, both of which were fully unveiled back in June.

Still, it's fascinating to hear that Sony is confident it'll be able to satisfy the growing number of stay-at-home consumers keen to splash out on a new entertainment device -- especially when you consider the company hasn't even revealed how much the next-gen console will cost.

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Chris Kerr

News Editor, GameDeveloper.com

Game Developer news editor Chris Kerr is an award-winning journalist and reporter with over a decade of experience in the game industry. His byline has appeared in notable print and digital publications including Edge, Stuff, Wireframe, International Business Times, and PocketGamer.biz. Throughout his career, Chris has covered major industry events including GDC, PAX Australia, Gamescom, Paris Games Week, and Develop Brighton. He has featured on the judging panel at The Develop Star Awards on multiple occasions and appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss breaking news.

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