PS5: inventory problems will persist because of “the global semiconductor shortage”, a new sales target set

The first sales target displayed by Sony Interactive Entertainment for its PS5, it was to do better than the PlayStation 4 at launch. The manufacturer therefore wants to sell more than 7.6 million consoles by the end of the fiscal year, March 31, 2021, and with 4.5 million copies sold before December 31, he feels he is off to a good start, and is maintaining his ambitions.

On the occasion of the last financial report of Sony, a company representative responded to a question from an investor about sales targets, and the investor said the ambition is also to outperform the PS4 by the end of its 2nd fiscal year, and so from sell over 14.8 million PlayStation 5s as of March 31, 2022. On the other hand, it will depend on the problems of stocks, which he presents as independent of the will of the firm, because related to “The global semiconductor shortage”. The increase in demand for this type of element, especially in the automotive industry, and of course the health crisis which slows down their production, has indeed reduced the market in recent months, and even the PS5 could bear the brunt of it.

Our original plan was that relative to the launch of the PS4, we were trying to surpass the 7.6 million unit sold mark this fiscal year, and we’re on track to get there. And for the next financial year, we think there will be a strong demand to continue in this direction. But compared to the time, we try to get components, and as for the level of the second year of the launch of the PS4 at 14.8 million, we would like to exceed this sales milestone of PS4 with the PS5.

However, the customer demand level is high for PS5, therefore, for various components, we are trying to achieve larger volume. Still, we have to deal with the global semiconductor shortage. When we try to increase our capacities, we face difficulties because of this overall situation. We are doing our best to exceed the original shipping plan.

This is not reassuring for PS5 stocks in the coming months: the console should remain difficult to order until further notice … If you already have one, the games and accessories in the range can be purchased directly on Amazon.fr.

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