Sony seems to have been forced to reduce the number of PS5 available on the market by the end of the current fiscal year, or March 2022. According to Bloomberg’s report, the Japanese giant will close the fiscal year with a total of about fifteen million consoles distributed instead of sixteen, reducing the number of units available by one million due to the shortage of semiconductors and logistical problems presumably related to anti-Covid regulations.
To be more precise, this estimate concerns the number of consoles shipped to resellers from the launch of November 12, 2020, to March 2022. And considering that 13.4 million consoles were sold as of September 30, the lowering of the number of units available from 16 to 15 million makes it extremely difficult to get your hands on a console, especially during the Christmas period.
Recently, Sony CFO Hiroki Totoki stated that “in its second fiscal year, the number of PS4s available in the world was approximately 14.8 million, and the company’s goal continues to be to cut this. milestone also with PS5 “. With one and a half million units available from October 2021 to March 2022, the result could be achieved, but surely many fans will continue to spend the holidays in the company of their old console.
And what do you think? Were you able to get your hands on a next-gen console? Or are you still waiting? Tell us in the comments!