Sony takes a look into the future and assumes that from April 2022 a full 22.6 million PS5 sales per year can be achieved.
Sony has big goals with the PS5. The new-gen console is supposed to put the successful PS4 in the shade. Despite the delivery difficulties, the first sales figures are pretty decent. And based on this, Sony’s expectations are quite confident.
At a recent shareholders’ meeting, Sony released new PS5 sales forecasts. Sony expects to reach a full 22.6 million PS5 sales per year from April 2022.
As pointed out on ResetEra, these predictions are by far the highest that Sony has put out for a PlayStation console to date. At the same time, they mean that an installation base of around 45 million could be achieved in just two and a half years.
The PlayStation 5 sold 7.8 million systems in the past fiscal year, i.e. by the end of March 2021. 4.5 million PS5 consoles sold were in the third quarter (October 1 – December 31, 2020). Another 3.3 million PS5 systems were sold in the fourth quarter (January 1 – March 31, 2021).
Even if the numbers are enormous, the market situation makes it clear that the demand is far from being met. The demand is still greater than the supply. This means that even six months after the PS5 was released, stocks are usually sold out within minutes.
In the coming year, there could be delivery problems with another piece of hardware. Sony is currently working on the PlayStation VR 2.0 virtual reality headset, which is expected to be launched in the coming year.