Sony Forecasts Over 14.8 Million PS5 Units Sold in Next Financial Year

Sony president/CEO Jim Ryan also says the 2022 financial year will be the "biggest sales year for a PlayStation console."

Posted By | On 27th, May. 2021

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In its latest IR Day presentation, Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO and president Jim Ryan spoke about sales estimates for the PS5 in the coming years. The company expects fiscal year 2021 to be its strongest ever year two. A chart showcased sales for PlayStation consoles through the decades and the PS5 is aiming to surpass the PS4’s second year 14.8 million sales record.

For fiscal year 2022, Sony is looking to have its strongest year ever for a PlayStation console. The current record is held by the PlayStation One, which sold 22.6 million in fiscal year 1998. Taking into account the 7.8 million sold-in thus far and combined estimates of 37.4 million by fiscal year 2022, Sony is anticipating 45.2 million PS5 units in about two and a half years.

It should be interesting to see if the company can achieve this especially with global supply shortages. CFO Hiroki Totoki also said a few weeks ago that demand wasn’t slowing down this year. “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.” Perhaps Sony’s current estimates are based on the number of units it will have produced within the coming fiscal years. Time will tell so stay tuned.


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