Sony managed to buy two million PlayStation 5 game consoles in the past quarter to sell. That is considerably less than the same quarter last year, when the counter stood at 3.3 million. In total, 19.3 million PlayStation 5s have now been sold. This means that a total of 3.1 million fewer copies of the new game console have been sold than of the PlayStation 4 if we look at the same period after launch.
This is of course not entirely voluntary. Sony would like to supply more game consoles, because the demand remains high. However, due to persistent chip shortages, Sony is unable to meet the demand. The Japanese manufacturer however, looks brighter in the future, as many of the problems have been resolved or will be resolved very soon. It should be easier to get the right parts again. Sony expects a 34 percent increase in hardware and games sales.
Sony sold more games than PlayStation 5 consoles
Speaking of games. Sony did see an increase there. 70.5 million PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 titles were sold in the quarter, compared to 61.4 million in the same quarter a year ago. Sales of first party games also saw an increase.
Let’s hope that Sony will indeed be able to solve the problems regarding chip shortages quickly and that the new game console will soon be widely available.