PS5: Sony hopes to sell up to 18 million consoles in 2021

Sony expects to sell between 16.8 and 18 million PS5s worldwide in the course of next year. Despite the shortage of consoles, the Japanese firm has already sold more than 3.4 million Playstation 5s since the release on the market.

PS5 Performance

As soon as it hit the market in November 2020, the PS5 sold like hot cakes. In France, Sony delivered 107,000 consoles in the space of a week, a record start. Soon all the dealers ran out of stock of machines. De facto, many gamers haven’t found a PlayStation under the Christmas tree this year. Unsurprisingly, unscrupulous Internet users are taking advantage of the situation to offer the PS5 at exorbitant prices on sales sites between individuals, including eBay and LeBonCoin.

Despite this chronic shortage, Sony would have managed to sell 3.4 million PS5s worldwide within 4 weeks of release, affirms a Digitimes report published this Tuesday, December 29, 2020. In view of the stockouts everywhere in the world, the Japanese brand probably did not sell a lot of next-en consoles during December. The initial stock of PS5 was indeed sold exhausted in early December, according to Sony.

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End of the PS5 shortage in 2021?

We can therefore imagine that Sony has currently sold around 4 million PS5s. To achieve its objectives, the firm must still sell 6 million consoles by March 2021. Indeed, the group’s objective is to have sold 10 million Playstations before the end of its fiscal year.

In the course of next year, Sony expects to sell between 16.8 and 18 million PS5s worldwidee, reports Digitimes on the basis of information from the production chain. To put an end to the shortage, the Japanese giant could count on the support of TSMC. The Taiwanese founder has reportedly found a way to speed up production of certain key components. Ultimately, a new stock of consoles should not be long in arriving on the market. Several British brands are also counting on a restocking from January 2021. We keep our fingers crossed and we tell you more as soon as possible.

Source: Digitimes