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PS5 had the biggest initial shipment ever, Sony ramping up production for 2021

Published: 15:36, 29 December 2020
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Sony's inability to feed enough PlayStation 5 units to their minions was not for the lack of trying, as the console had the highest initial shipment of all. And more is coming.

Digitimes cited their sources as saying that Sony shipped 3.4 million PlayStation 5 consoles in just four weeks, which blows all the previous launches out of the water. 

Unfortunately for the company, their in-house record-breaking did little to help their market woes, as they still struggled to meet the demand for PS5s. Of course, it's the sweetest kind of woes, perhaps even doubly so for Sony, whose fans have no other choice but to wait. 

Thankfully, the console maker will be ramping up production of PS5s in 2021 big time, partially to meet the current demand, and partially to stock up for the future. 

Digitimes again cited their sources claiming anywhere between 16.8-18 million units, which hopefully lays Sony's concerns to rest in regards to both of the above criteria.

That said, we suppose that the shipment record could've been anticipated, as PlayStation boss Jim Ryan said they were astounded with the number of preorders they received. 

Sony had their own difficulties with the pandemic, as some of the design work had to be done remotely, and they really deserve a lot of credit there. As for the supply issues, they'll eventually be addressed, as long as the quality's there. And it obviously is. 

SONY PS5 console in the horizontal position PlayStation 5

Ryan too acknowledged the supply issues, promising the company's working around the clock to supply more consoles to retailers around the Christmas period. So, if you're still waiting for one, we hope you strike lucky. Otherwise, it'll be "happy 2021" for you. 

You can learn more via Digitimes .

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