Sony will release more PS5 soon, maybe you will finally get one

Sony's PlayStation 5 is copied several times, with some consoles overlapping each other.

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Sony has announced that it will increase production of the PlayStation 5 in preparation for the holiday sales season. The company still aims to reach a projected 18 million units sold in fiscal 2022, but new financial report published on July 29 shows that “significant improvements” in the supply chain are giving the console maker even more wiggle room.

It was almost impossible to get a PS5. A global pandemic caused by a number of new Omicron variants has caused a shortage of various parts needed to manufacture the system. Due to a shortage of semiconductors, Sony couldn’t release the PS5 fast enough to keep up with demand. However, according to the company’s latest earnings report, all of that looks set to change soon.

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“At this point, we have not changed our forecast for PlayStation 5 hardware sales of 18 million units in fiscal year 22,” Sony said in a statement. “But as we see a recovery from the Shanghai lockdown and a significant improvement in component supply, we are working to increase supply during the year-end holiday sales season.”

That’s good news… sort of. Whenever Sony restocks the PS5 – whether it’s on digital shelves or brick-and-mortar stores – it’s sells out in minutes. So Sony is essentially planning to flood the market with more consoles, which means you might actually have a chance to get your hands on the bag (or “box” in this context, I think, but you get the idea). However, here we’re talking about “holiday sales season” which probably means Black Friday, Cyber ​​Monday, Christmas, and any other shopping day that falls within that two to three month period. Get ready to fight some people.

Kotaku reached out to Sony for comment.

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