Playstation 5 It’s been 18 months between us. To date, according to data provided by Sony via GamesIndustry.bizThey sold 20 million units worldwide. The figure, in a sense, is positive for the Japanese company. However, those led by Jim Ryan are well aware that sales of their new generation of consoles they would be much better if they were not hindered by the lack of components.
By comparison, PlayStation 4 sales reached 20 million units in a shorter period of time. More precisely, at 15 months. This does not mean, however, that the new console is less interesting than its predecessor, but rather that Sony couldn’t keep up with huge demand.
And how is the above proven? The PlayStation 5 had an initial sales rate much higher than the PS4, as it sold over 10 million consoles in less time. The problem is that there was a time when The Sony production chain did not give moreand still hasn’t recovered.
At present, in many regions of the world, mainly highlighting the cases of Europe and the United States, Getting a PS5 is still very difficult.. Many lost patience and decided to resort to speculatorswho sell consoles at absurd prices.
The good news is that, according to Sony, this year they will be able to accelerate the production of the PlayStation 5. This will not completely stop the shortage, but will help cover a larger percentage of demand.
“For those fans who haven’t gotten their hands on a console yet, please know that we’re planning a significant increase in PS5 production this year and we’re working non-stop to make the PlayStation 5 accessible to everyone. who wants it.” Veronica Rogers, senior vice president of global sales and business operations for Sony Interactive Entertainment, said in a statement.
Will Sony be able to improve the production of the PlayStation 5? Let’s see. The truth is the lack of components has deprived them of the best sales. And be careful, because this is not an exclusive problem for Sony, as Microsoft is going through the same situation with the Xbox Series X. At the moment, it does not look like the crisis will be fully resolved this year.
While the people responsible for production work hard to meet demand, Sony has not slowed down in the development of exclusive video games for the PlayStation 5. This year, players were able to enjoy Forbidden Horizon West D Grand Touring 7. If failure does not arise, it will come at the end of the year God of War: Ragnarok. Let’s also not forget that PlayStation VR2 is on its way.
“Since the launch of PlayStation 5, our teams have been working tirelessly to create a true next-generation gaming console that has taken the world by storm, and we want to take this moment to thank the fans for their support. Their passion for the PlayStation brand is what drives and inspires us to embrace new technologies, design the games of the future, and continue to create a better place to play.”
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