By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. Close

Forums - Sony Discussion - PlayStation 5 production reportedly cut from 16m to 15m due to shortages.

Kakadu18 said:
mjk45 said:

That's where the confusion is we have two production figures the one that's  been around ages of 15 million and now this 16 million figure, and without any verification the later just appears to be there to serve the story.

There is a difference between production and shipment. Units that got produced in the last weeks of the year may only get shipped in January.

My post had nothing to do with shipped numbers both those 15 and 16 million numbers are production forecasts, I was questioning the veracity of the article and while the 15 million may be questionable it at least has been used by many outlets in relation to a 14.8 million shipped forecast, I cannot find any similar reporting of the 16 million number so I'm sceptical especially in light of previous Bloomberg claims like this. https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2020-09-15-sony-reportedly-cuts-ps5-production-by-4m-units

Last edited by mjk45 - on 13 November 2021

Research shows Video games  help make you smarter, so why am I an idiot

Around the Network

It is unfortunate but i dony it as being a hige issue. Everyone else seems to be struggling with this shortage as well so its not like they are out there on their own on this issue.



<a href="https://psnprofiles.com/fauzman"><img src="https://card.psnprofiles.com/2/fauzman.png" border="0"></a>

Are there official updates about this? Or are they expected anytime before FY end or will we have to wait until then? I wonder too whether current sales and trend confirms or denies this prediction: October, November and December sales numbers could make it possible, but only if production can be kept at least at those levels or even increased a little.



Stwike him, Centuwion. Stwike him vewy wuffly! (Pontius Pilate, "Life of Brian")
A fart without stink is like a sky without stars.
TGS, Third Grade Shooter: brand new genre invented by Kevin Butler exclusively for Natal WiiToo Kinect. PEW! PEW-PEW-PEW! 
 


Alby_da_Wolf said:

Are there official updates about this? Or are they expected anytime before FY end or will we have to wait until then? I wonder too whether current sales and trend confirms or denies this prediction: October, November and December sales numbers could make it possible, but only if production can be kept at least at those levels or even increased a little.

We'll get a shipment update at the end of January, which will tell us if Sony are reducing their shipment forecast or not. Looking at sales it seems very likely they won't ship the 14.8m units they planned for this fiscal year due to shortages.

If PS5 isn't undertracked shipments will likely be at about 18-18.5m by the end of 2021. So they would need to ship 4.1m-4.6m in Q1 2022 to make it compared to the 2.4m PS4 did in Q1 2015.

Though PS5 certainly has the ability to ship more in Q1 2022 than 2.4m and start regaining ground on PS4 now the busy holiday season is over.

The holiday season was deadly because they cannot supply 6m+ consoles in one quarter at this time. But they absolutely can manage 2.5m+.



Gamerscore:20,000  -  Trophies:3,800 -  Nintendo Awards: -1

My Xbox Series S is my baby. It grew up into an X.