Sony is said to have begun 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.”Not all 10 million may make it to store shelves in 2020, however, as logistical delays may delay a percentage of the PlayStation 5 consoles to 2021.
A big factor in the potential delay for some of the stock is due to shipping constraints, as “a large proportion of Sony’s consoles are made in China and sent out via sea around the world.”
It can take months for these consoles to make it from China to the U.S. and Europe via ocean lines, which can cause issues keeping PS5s in stock. Nintendo has recently faced a similar problem with Nintendo Switch.Sony is also said to be increasing production for PlayStation 5’s DualSense controller. It had originally planned on producing 10 million units.
While we do know what the PlayStation 5 looks like and that it will be released in Holiday 2020, we still don’t know the price or exact date. However, the PlayStation 5 Reveal Event did showcase some upcoming games for Sony’s next-gen console, including Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Horizon Forbidden West, and Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart.
Alongside the news about PlayStation 5, Nikkei reports that Facebook is also increasing production on its Oculus headsets by at least 50% to 2 million units.