Sony PS5 has barely been available since its launch back in November. This might seem like a result of low stocks, but that’s just one side. There has also been a heavy, heavy demand for the PS5, and that means that the stocks have been flying off the shelves as soon as they arrive.
So exactly how well has the Sony PS5 sold? According to a new report, Sony has managed to sell 3.4 million units in 2020. It has no plans to slow down now, as the new-gen gaming console aims to hit up to 18 million units in sales in 2021.
Sony Expected to Sell 16.8-18 Million PS5 Units in 2021
A new report by DigiTimes says that Sony has managed to ship a record-breaking 3.4 million units of the PS5 within the first four weeks of its launch. This is the highest ever sales figure for any PlayStation console.
Sony pulled this feat off despite the stocks being limited, and a full global rollout not quite happening as expected. For example, the console is yet to launch in India, where we have no information except the pricing of the console.
However, that likely will be fixed in 2021. The report says that Sony is planning to take the PS5 production up to reach between 16.8 to 18 million units. This will require some upscaling, and Sony is apparently going to be banking on the additional capacity from TSMC facilities.
AMD makes the chipsets that go into the PS5, based on the Ryzen and RDNA 2 platforms. It seems to have acquired additional foundry capacity from TSMC, which should help it increase the supply of its chips made under its own brand, as well those needed for the PS5 production.
This is likely to mean that barring another global health crisis, we should all be able to have better access to the Sony PS5 in 2021. Fingers crossed!
Have a better 2021, and happy gaming!