Sony has said it’s aiming to increase the production of PS5 consoles in order to increase supply ahead of the end of 2022 and the holiday season.
Sony made the announcement in its latest earnings results (opens in new tab)in which it also explains that software sales and gameplay engagement have dropped year-on-year, stating that engagement in particular is “a much lower level of engagement than we anticipated in our previous forecast.”
As a result of this, Sony says it intends “to take action to increase user engagement in the second half of the fiscal year, during which major titles including first party software are scheduled to be released”. Its primary way of doing this will be by “increasing the supply of PlayStation 5 [PS5] hardware and promoting the new PlayStation Plus service.”
Sony says it’s not changing its initial forecast that it will sell 18 million units for