The demand for the PS5 is huge: Sony has sold every console it has produced since its release in November 2020. As part of a current financial report, the publisher announced that it had sold around 4.5 million PlayStation 5 consoles worldwide up to and including December 31. Sony's CFO Hiroki Totoki is convinced that the strong demand will continue in the upcoming fiscal year (April 2021 to March 2022). Speaking to the financial report, he says that Sony plans to ship 14.8 million consoles next year.
"The demand for the PlayStation 5 is high," commented Totoki, adding that Sony is trying to increase production. However, you are faced with one or the other hurdle. The Sony CFO cites a global shortage of semiconductors as an example. "If we try to increase capacities, we face difficulties because of the global situation. We still try to do our best to meet our schedule with regard to deliveries," says Totoki. (buy now )
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Manufacturer AMD, which produces the chips for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, recently predicted a supply shortage for at least the first half of 2021. It remains to be seen when the situation with regard to the availability of the PlayStation 5 will improve. After all, additional deliveries could arrive at the dealers in the coming weeks. Amazon.de recently had a few consoles in its inventory, Media Markt and Saturn are currently processing the PS5 orders from September 2020. The new console hit the market in December 2020.
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