The PS5 did not have sufficient inventory to beat the PS4’s preliminary vacation gross sales, Sony confirms.
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Demand for Sony’s next-gen PlayStation 5 has far exceeded provide, and restricted availability has hampered console gross sales. Sony reveals the PS5 has solely been in a position to match the PS4 throughout a yr of unprecedented gross sales potential.
In Q3’20, which stretched from October by means of December 2020, the PS5 sold-in 4.5 million units–the identical gross sales quantity because the PS4 throughout its vacation 2013 launch. The numbers are literally fairly good because the PS4 was no slouch at launch, however Sony might’ve hit a lot larger thresholds if manufacturing and console inventory hadn’t been so restricted.
Sony says it’s assured the PS5 will surpass the PS4’s preliminary six-month gross sales and beat the 7.6 million cargo mark.
“We’re at the moment on monitor to fulfill our gross sales objective for the fiscal yr of greater than 7.6 million models, however we’ve got not been in a position to totally meet the excessive degree of demand from clients,” Sony mentioned in its Q3 financials.
“We proceed to do every little thing in our energy to ship as many models as doable to clients who’re ready for a PS5.”
AMD, who provides the chips for the PS5, says production will be tight until the second half of 2021. This can take a chew out of Sony’s established gross sales targets.