Sony is increasing PS5 production ahead of the holidays

PS5 production increasing

The wait might be finally over

It’s been over two years, and I, like many others out there, have still yet to secure a PS5. While I’ve been resigned to a life without the newest console due to bots, scalpers, and other customers that have faster internet than me, it seems there might finally be hope for those of us who still don’t have a console.

According to a new financial report from Sony published on July 29, they have plans to reach their projection of 18 million units sold in 2022. There was also a detail included in the report that there have been “significant improvements” to Sony’s supply chain, meaning the issues that have been plaguing the PS5’s production may well be coming to a close. Most importantly, the company said that they’re “working to bring-forward more supply into the year-end holiday selling season.”

Sounds like it should be smooth(er) sailing for consumers as the months go on.

Dodging bullet-hell projectiles in Returnal

I’ve even heard anecdotes recently of the PS5 not selling out instantly once it becomes available through Sony, so there’s a chance we’re already seeing the positive effects of supply chain improvements.

I personally gave up the search a long time ago, mostly because there aren’t a ton of games out there I’ve been itching to play that have been released just yet, but I’d be lying if I said I wouldn’t jump at the chance to play Returnal or Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart if given the chance. It’s like, my backlog is big enough I don’t need to play those games right now, but I’d like to, you know?

Anyway, it’s pretty heartening to hear I won’t have to panic my way through a PS5 purchase in the coming months. I might just have to buy one for myself as a Christmas present — and a pink controller and console cover while I’m at it.

Noelle Warner