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Sony eyes record PS5 production and chip output boost

Group executive reports supply chain issues are improving

Sony Group expects the PS5 to outstrip predecessor PS4 in sales volume for its first four years. (Photo by Kei Higuchi)

TOKYO -- The Sony Group looks to ramp up production of the PlayStation 5 gaming console to an unprecedented scale after a global chip crunch caused weaker than anticipated output.

"We are planning heavy further increases in production, taking us to production levels we have never achieved before," Jim Ryan, CEO of the group's gaming subsidiary Sony Interactive Entertainment, said during a two-day investor briefing that ended Friday.

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