Fans of the PlayStation 5 will probably struggle to get hold of the next-gen system when it launches near the end of the year.
Still, even if the release date is set for the later part of the current year, that doesn’t mean that you’ll be able to get your hands on the system right away.
A new report revealed unfortunate news – There might be less PS5 units than expected.
According to Bloomberg, the Japanese company will produce less than 6 million consoles by the end of March.
That number is alarming when you look at the 7.5 million + PS4 consoles that were purchased in the first six months after the official release of the console.
One paragraph of the report reads:
“The company has told assembly partners it would make 5 to 6 million units of the PS5 in the fiscal year ending March 2021, according to other people involved in the machine’s supply chain.”
The reason behind that isn’t the Coronavirus outbreak, as you might have expected.
Sony is supposedly limiting its initial production batch because it expects the console’s impressive specifications to weigh on demand by resulting in a high price at launch.
The article suggests that the Sony PlayStation 5 will cost between $499-$599, which is far more than some gamers would like to pay.
Specifications And Reasons To Buy The PS5
The PS5 is capable of 8K output, ray-tracing tech, and decreased loading times, thanks to a dedicated Solid-State Drive, which will make the whole system run smoother.
Sony showcased that in a demo of Spider-Man.
The PS4 was capable to fast-travel between locations in about 15 seconds. However, the PS5 allowed fast traveling in less than a second.
High data transfer rates mean that in-game environments can be rendered quickly. That feature is vital to newer games, which tend to have unsettling loading times.