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There may be new PlayStation 5 consoles out soon, reports say

Multiple reports suggest the PlayStation 5 might have more consoles in stock in the near future.

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The PlayStation 5 will be sold more in 2021.

The PlayStation 5 is Sony’s newest video game console and can be purchased with or without a disc drive.

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A new report suggests that Sony may soon increase the stock of the PlayStation 5 video game consoles across the country.

What’s happening?

DigiTimes reports Sony expects to increase PlayStation 5 production to 16.8 million to 18 million units in 2021, which will happen because Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company will help produce more products of the console.

  • The PS5 originally shipped 3.4 million units worldwide for its first four weeks.
  • “The hope is that with this additional foundry capacity, downstream production will be able to ramp up as well. While PS5 stock will still be hard to come by in the coming weeks and months, it may not be too much longer before stock begins to catch up with demand,” according to Slash Gear.

Bigger picture:

The PlayStation 5 has become one of the most sought-after items during the holiday season because of its rarity.

Sony said before Thanksgiving and Black Friday that there would be new consoles in stock in the near future, as I wrote for the Deseret News.

  • Sony said: “We want to thank gamers everywhere for making the PS5 launch our biggest console launch ever. Demand for PS5 is unprecedented, so we wanted to confirm that more PS5 inventory will be coming to retailers before the end of the year — please stay in touch with your local retailers.”