If you’ve been trying to get your hands on Sony’s next gen console then it looks like things might get a little better this year with Sony looking for huge sales and stock numbers of its PS5 through 2021.
Off the back of a recent Sony earnings call, translated by the good people at finance new site The Motley Fool, it appears that Sony is getting set to push hard on stock of its PlayStation 5 console. The Japanese giant confirmed that it is aiming to exceed the second year sales of the previous PS4 by shifting more than 14.8 million units in 2021. The PS5 has already managed to match sales in line with its predecessor, the PS4, with approximately 4.5 million units shipped since launch, according to financial results from Sony. This is despite gripes from consumers that getting one of the sought after next gen systems took some of us several days and very little sleep.
Finally, Some Sleep
If you, like many of us, have lost far too many hours of your free time to trying to grab hold of one of these elusive consoles, then this news is comforting in some ways. The launch of the PlayStation 5 console has been mired by bots, used to swipe up and resell the oddly shaped plaything for vastly overpriced sums. With these scalpers already firmly stocked, the hope is that increasing production up and above that of the original PS4 launch will provide enough inventory for everybody who wants a PS5.
Meanwhile, consumers in the UK are gearing up for the latest PS5 restock with rumors of boxes building up or due to arrive for a release in the second half of February. Over in the US, Walmart looks to have had its latest influx around Feb 4th and the internet isn’t quite sure when the next wave is due to arrive. If nothing else, an increase in stock will end the cat and mouse game that’s still ongoing and give more of us a decent framerate in Cyberpunk 2077 and all the enhanced games on the new Sony console.