KEY POINTS

  • Sony announced last year that the PS5 would arrive in the holiday of 2020
  • Several reports claim that fans might no longer pre-order the PS5 to secure a unit at launch
  • Sony is reportedly boosting the production of the PS5 console to around 10 million for 2020

PS5 fans may no longer pre-order to secure a gaming console at launch, according to a new report. Following a series of pre-order pages launched by Amazon in various regions, a new set of reports seemingly hints that Sony is preparing for a potential increase in the demand of its next-generation gaming console. If the rumor is to go by, the Japanese gaming giant is reportedly increasing the PS5’s production by 50 percent.

Sony Stockpiling PS5 Hardware

Sony is reportedly increasing its order of PS5 gaming console thank it had earlier planned to ship in 2020, according to The Verge citing Japanese press. Initially, Sony was anticipating to deliver six million next-generation gaming consoles for this year. Interestingly Nikkei reports that the figure is now around nine million, while a report from Bloomberg claims that it could go as many as 10 million.

The Japanese gaming giant is reportedly increasing the PS5 gaming console production to meet the anticipated rise of demand. This increase in demand could be due to the effect of the current global health crisis that gives rise to stay-at-home entertainment. While the reports revealed these figures, there is no detail on how these would be divided between the PS5 Digital Edition and the standard PS5 console.

PlayStation 5 console Sony released this picture on June 11 of its upcoming PlayStation 5 console, without revealing pricing or a launch date. Photo: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.

According to Techradar, the reported figures are far greater than the sales figures of the current generation PlayStation 4 for six months. The PS4 has around one million pre-ordered units and shipped 7.5 million in half a year. Having 10 million units of PS5 on hand will help Sony avoid availability issues within the given time frame.

Sony’ Important Announcement

A few weeks earlier, several industry insiders claimed that Sony might announce the price and pre-order details of the PS5 this week. Other fans also reported that several Amazon sites launched PS5 pre-order pages earlier this week. This includes Amazon Australia, Amazon Brazil and Amazon India, triggering speculations that the rumored announcement might happen this week.

It is worth noting, however, that these details about the PS5 are unconfirmed and unofficial. In this case, take this information with a good measure of salt.