Another setback of the ongoing pandemic, Sony is telling shareholders that it expects there will likely be a delay into 2022 and hardware around the world will be much harder to purchase. Trying to purchase a PlayStation 5 has been nearly impossible over the last several months and it’s likely to continue for the rest of 2021 and into 2022.
This makes sense and Sony’s latest numbers prove it, the PlayStation 5 is a hit console and people all over the world want to own one, it’s just hard to find one in stores or online since they sell out so quickly or are scalped before legit consumers can pick purchase a unit. Sony has sold more PlayStation 5 units than it did the PlayStation 4, which is worth noting.
“I don’t think demand is calming down this year and even if we secure a lot more devices and produce many more units of the PlayStation 5 next year, our supply wouldn’t be able to catch up with demand,” Hiroki Totoki said speaking to investors and relayed the information to Bloomberg. “We have sold more than 100 million units of the PlayStation 4 and considering our market share and reputation, I can’t imagine demand dropping easily.”
PlayStation 5 shipped 7.8 million units from launch day, November 12, 2020, and March 31, 2021. Sony expects to tell 14.8 million units by the end of March 2022.