Sony Is Making Fewer PlayStation 5 Consoles Deu To Chip Woes
The Tokyo-based electronics giant in July boosted orders with suppliers in anticipation of heightened demand for gaming in the holiday season and beyond, as people spend more time at home due to the coronavirus.
But the company has come up against manufacturing issues, such as production yields as low as 50% for its SOC, which has cut into its ability to produce as many consoles as it wishes, said the people, who asked to remain anonymous because the deliberations aren’t public. Yields have been gradually improving but have yet to reach a stable level, they added.
Sony shares erased gains and were down as much as 3.5% in the wake of the news, their biggest intraday drop since August. A Sony spokesman declined to comment.