Sony has doubled the number of next-generation game consoles “PlayStation (PS) 5” to be launched during the year-end sales season and decided to reach 10 million units by the end of the year.

As reported by Nikkei Asian Review and Bloomberg, Sony had originally planned to produce 5-6 million consoles by the end of March 2021, but the change in demand due to the global pandemic has caused it to change course.

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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.”

PS5 is a new model for the first time in 7 years from PS4. The price of the main unit and the release date has not been announced.

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