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Sony Aiming to Ship Over 7.6 Million PS5 Consoles by March 31, 2021

Sony Aiming to Ship Over 7.6 Million PS5 Consoles by March 31, 2021 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 November 2020 / 1,505 Views

Sony CFO Hiroki Totoki in a financial call to investors said the company is aiming to ship over 7.6 million PlayStation 5 consoles by March 31, 2021. 

The Financial Times is reporting Totoki said Sony's long-term goal is to surpass the PlayStation 4's 100 million unit milestone. He says the PlayStation 5 is launching with the "best ever condition" in terms of the launch lineup. 

The PlayStation 5 is launching with Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Bugsnax, Sackboy: A Big Adventure, Demon’s Souls, and many more titles from third-party developers.

PS5 Sales VGChartz

The PlayStation 5 will launch on November 12 in the US, Canada, Mexico, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand, and in the rest of the world on November 19. 


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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9 Comments

xMetroid (on 28 October 2020)

That makes sense compare to the other reports we had few months ago. This number will probably go up, i think they can beat that pretty easily since it's not that much.

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mutantsushi (on 28 October 2020)

How so? This is 5 months out forecast of production/shipping, something that should be 100% controlled. If they want more in that time frame, would they not already need contracts for suppliers / contract assembly? Any increase would need more capacity than they've already contracted, and hard to imagine getting new capacity online & in full swing in enough time to make significant impact to that figure at that date.

For awhile most were predicting higher numbers than this, but seems like there was some bottleneck to fulfilling that ambition. That they are openly announcing this now doesn't give basis for better forecast IMHO.

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DonFerrari (on 28 October 2020)

I was already expecting 10M. So perhaps he is being conservative or manufacturing concerns arose?

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UnderwaterFunktown (on 28 October 2020)

So not 10 mil after all. I expected that it could potentially sell around 7.5 mil in that period, so its gonna be quite supply constrained at that rate.

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LivncA_Dis3 (on 29 October 2020)

let's go SONY, hopefully every1 who plans to day 1 buy Ps5 get their hands on one!

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mutantsushi (on 28 October 2020)

These numbers seem lower than what many were forecasting until recently, but I think production level for entire year is what will matter more in the long term. If there were any bottlenecks constraining their launch ambitions, those could eventually be overcome if Sony wants to commit to longterm high production rate. So can they? If they can achieve that production rate and believe the market will support it long term, then they almost certainly will be doing so.

Anyhow, this still seem above MS' volume buy significant amount, with MS strategy overtly hinging on larger mass appeal of lower spec 1080p model... While Sony may (?) end up keeping PS4/Pro in production longer to compete at lower price point, I tend to think Sony's decison not to do 1080p PS5 was correct for them, even if Series S was valid move for MS. Honestly I don't think Series S will have as much upside as MS wants to talk it up, even if it's still worth doing for them. IMHO Sony ability to get production rates up over full 2021 is important and could help establish early lead that they want.

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Tridrakious (on 28 October 2020)

So Bloomberg was correct...What happened to the 15 million PS5s?

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ironmanDX (on 29 October 2020)

Indeed. This is almost the 50% reported to the digit.

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Xxain (on 28 October 2020)

SONY sets low bar goals. Ship over 7.6 mill PS5's by march? Sell over 100mill total? Done and done. How about sell over 130mill or somethin... actually get their feet wet.

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