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PS5: Sony wants to beat the ultimate PS1 record by selling 23 million consoles in 2022

Lors d’une réunion avec les actionnaires, Sony a dévoilé ses prévisions de ventes sur 2022 pour la PS5. La firme japonaise espère vendre plus de 22 millions d’exemplaires sur l’année fiscale. Si ce chiffre est atteint, la console next gen battra le record établi par la PS1 en 1998.

As we know, the PS5 is a phenomenal success. Last April, Sony recorded a total of almost 8 million sales since the launch of the console, despite the shortage that hits its production. Without this stormy context, we can easily imagine that this figure would reach peaks, and Sony also seems to agree. Internally, the Japanese firm unveiled its sales targets for fiscal year 2022.

Ambition is at the forefront, as the manufacturer wants nothing more and nothing less than to beat the record number of copies sold in a single year, established in 1998 by the very first PlayStation. That year, the console sold 22.6 million units. Sony hopes to surpass this colossal figure by next year, at the same time as the respective records of these predecessors.


PS2 sales peaked in 2002, with 22 million units shipped. As we know, the PS3 was not up to par with a maximum of 14.4 million machines sold in 2010. Finally, the PS4 sold 20 million copies in 2016. By comparison, Sony hopes to sell 14.8 million PS5 by the end of its first fiscal year, in March 2022, a better score than the PS4 at the same time.

The PS5 will not be on its first record. It is already the fastest-selling console at its launch in the United States, and Sony does not intend to stop there. But to achieve this goal, the firm will have to deal with the shortage of components, which could well worsen with the resurgence of COVID-19 cases in Asia. However, CEO Jim Ryan remains optimistic, “We are working as hard as we can to improve this situation,” he says. “We’re seeing production accelerate over the summer and certainly in the second half of the year, and we’re hoping to see some sort of return to normal in terms of supply-demand balance over that period.”

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