Sony revealed in its earnings report how many PlayStation 5 consoles have been shipped worldwide to date.
The PlayStation 5 has become so popular and even in high demand that gamers can hardly get one. Stores often receive occasional replenishment and will sell out quickly. This is an issue that has occurred with both PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X due to ongoing semiconductor chip shortages causing production delays.
This supply problem is exacerbated by speculators buying PlayStation 5 consoles and then reselling them at exorbitant prices. Gamers who want to buy a PS5 at a reasonable price will only be able to wait for stores to replenish the PS5 and hopefully buy it fast enough before they sell out.
In a financial report released by Sony, the company revealed that 19.3 million PlayStation 5 consoles have been shipped as of March 31, 2022. Of these, 2 million consoles have been shipped. shipped in the first three months of 2022, down 1.3 million year-on-year. Sony planned to control the shortage of PS5 consoles by mid-2022, and they are probably still working on it, but the current number of PS5s is still far below the needs of the gaming community for the game. this game console.
The Sony report also reveals game sales figures on the PS5 and PS4 platforms. Game sales have grown to $70.5 million, although sales will still be constrained by Sony’s limited supply of consoles to gamers. On the Xbox side, the company has a policy of not releasing exact shipments and sales figures for its consoles, but reportedly March was one of the best months for Xbox console sales. most ever.
Sony is said to have been planning to redesign the PS5 model to combat the computer chip shortages that are hampering the production of the system, but that rumor has yet to be confirmed. Gamers’ access to both PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X is hampered by the same shortage of computer chips. This means that any company that can solve the problem first and increase its stock supply will be able to gain a foothold over the competition for the remainder of the current generation of consoles. in.
19.3 million consoles is not a small number, but it is still a long way from PS4’s current 116.9 million units sold. If Sony can manage its hardware shortage, there is certainly still a lot of demand from gamers looking to buy a gaming console. But until then, gamers who want to buy PlayStation 5 can only wait or buy back the high price from speculators.
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