Sony is reportedly boosting production of the upcoming PlayStation 5 console with an expectation that home entertainment demand will be higher due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The company is now aiming to manufacture around 10 million units of the PS5 ahead of the launch this winter, up from a minimum of five previously.
However logistical challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic could suppress sales by preventing Sony from shipping the product and getting it on to shop shelves, Bloomberg reported.
According to Bloomberg, which spoke to suppliers, Sony began mass production of the PS5 in June and expects to have assembled five million units by the end of September – with another five million coming between October and December.
Two versions of the new console were revealed online in June, a standard PS5 and the PS5 Digital Edition, which appears not to have a disc drive.
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