Nearly 20 million PlayStation 5 consoles sold, more inventory expected this year


Despite continued shortages in stores around the world, Sony has now sold 19.3 million PlayStation 5 units. More inventory is expected in the coming year.

Of the 19.3 million PlayStations sold, 11.5 million were sold in the last fiscal year, the company reports. That’s less than the 14.8 million consoles Sony expected to sell. Although the company has previously warned that it will be difficult due to production issues.

Sony shipped two million PlayStation 5 consoles in the last quarter, the company reports. It was 3.3 million in the same quarter last year.

There is still more demand for the PlayStation 5 around the world than supply. This is largely due to the continuing shortage of chips.

Still, Sony expects to be able to sell more consoles this year. The company aims to sell 18 million PlayStation 5 units in the next fiscal year (ending March 2023).

Sony also announced that the PlayStation Plus online service now has 47.4 million users. This is slightly less than a year ago (47.6 million). The number of monthly users also fell slightly: from 109 million to 106 million. Possible causes are not mentioned.

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