The PlayStation 5 is nowhere, and but, the PlayStation 5 is all over the place. Sony has bought 7.eight million PS5s for the reason that console formally launched final November, based on an organization quarterly earnings name held this morning.
It’s no secret that getting your arms on a PS5 is practically inconceivable, partly because of a worldwide semiconductor scarcity that’s affected manufacturing of all the things from vehicles to consoles. Business analysts imagine you may not moderately be capable of pop into your native GameStop and purchase a console till later this summer time (or past).
However, in some way, regardless of the extraordinary issue everybody’s having discovering one, the PS5 is promoting roughly on tempo with the PS4. As VGC factors out, the PS4—one of many buzziest, best-selling consoles of all time—bought 200,000 fewer models than the PS5 in its first sixth months of availability.
In immediately’s name, Sony CFO Hiroki Totoki mentioned that the corporate plans to outpace the PS4’s second-year figures of 14.eight million consoles, however was clear that the corporate possible received’t be capable of produce extra consoles than that, regardless of stratospheric demand.
You might need a tough time getting a PS5 immediately, however hopefully availability follows within the footsteps of its predecessor, as these preliminary gross sales figures point out. Time, of us: It’s a flat circle.