Amid reports of production issues, the PlayStation 5 is expected to be in low supply this holiday (SNE)

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When the PlayStation 5 launches this holiday season, it may be
hard to find.

Specifically, production issues with the PlayStation 5’s main
chip are expected to cause a shortage at launch,
according to a new Bloomberg report
. Sony is said to have
revised its production forecast downward by 4 million units and now
expects 11 million PlayStation 5 consoles produced by March.

The console was revealed in
mid-June
, and in late August
Sony announced
“a limited quantity of PS5 consoles available
for preorder.” The company instituted a lottery system for
customers interested in preordering the console: Those customers
must enter their PlayStation
Network ID
and hope for the best.

“We will be inviting some of our existing consumers to be one of
the first to preorder one from PlayStation,” the company said.
Using “previous interests and PlayStation activities,” the company
will determine who is able to preorder the PlayStation 5.

Sony has yet to announce its next-gen console’s release date or
price, but the company plans to stream a
“PlayStation 5 Showcase” event on Wednesday
�where more launch
details are expected to be revealed.

It comes in two versions: There’s a standard PlayStation 5, with
an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive, and a Digital Edition without a
disc drive.

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Design-wise, the two consoles are similar.

As seen above, the digital edition is symmetrical, while the
standard edition has a bump where the disc drive is located.

It’s unclear what the price difference will be between the two
versions, but a major functional difference is evident: The digital
model is unable to read discs, while the standard model can. In
practice, that means the digital version is able to play only
downloaded games.

Sony representatives did not respond to Business Insider’s
request for comment.

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Amid reports of production issues, the PlayStation 5 is
expected to be in low supply this holiday (SNE)