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Sony 'Unlikely' to Drastically Increase PS5 Supplies, Aiming to Beat PS4's 14.8M Shipped in 2nd FY

Sony 'Unlikely' to Drastically Increase PS5 Supplies, Aiming to Beat PS4's 14.8M Shipped in 2nd FY - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 03 July 2021 / 1,758 Views

Sony Interactive Entertainment earlier today announced it has shipped 7.8 million PlayStation 5 consoles as of March 31, 2021. This puts it 200,000 units ahead of the Playstation 4, which had shipped 7.6 million units as of March 31, 2014. 

Sony CFO Hiroki Totoki in a call to investors said it is unlikely they will be able to drastically increase the supply of the PlayStation 5. 

Sony is aiming to ship more PlayStation 5 consoles in its second fiscal year, which ends March 31, 2022, than it did PlayStation 4 consoles in its second fiscal year. For reference, the PlayStation 4 shipped 14.8 million units from April 2014 to March 2015. 

Sony 'Unlikely' to Drastically Increase PS5 Supplies, Aiming to Beat PS4's 14.8M Shipped in 2nd FY

"As I said earlier, we’re aiming for more sales volume than the PS4 [during year 2]," said Totoki. "But can we drastically increase the supply? No, that’s not likely.

"The shortage of semiconductors is one factor, but there are other factors that will impact on the production volume. So, at present, we’d like to aim at [beating] second year sales of 14.8 million, which was the second year of PS4."

Thanks, VideoGamesChronicle.


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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5 Comments
DonFerrari (on 28 April 2021)

Well at this point in time there were no more shortages for PS4, so let's see if they only beating PS4 in production by a small margin can make the console available in stores in the next 6 months.

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gtotheunit91 (on 28 April 2021)

Dang, I wonder what kinds of sale numbers would be happening if there wasn't the semiconductor shortage. PS5 would probably be at 10 million consoles sold by now. No way to know Xbox's sales, which Microsoft doesn't even care about, but those consoles would be doing exponentially well too.

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KratosLives (on 28 April 2021)

I heard australia is getting a big shipment this week, hopefully my preorder arrives.

  • +1
AFattyGamer (on 28 April 2021)

PS5 will surpass the mantle the PS4 left behind. Conservative expectations as always Totoki-san.

  • +1
TallSilhouette (on 28 April 2021)

Damn you, Rona! You crossed the line!

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