Sony says that while the stock shortages of PS5 won’t be easing any time soon, the company has successfully obtained and secured enough semiconductors to manufacture and produce its 2021 tales target. During Sony’s quarterly conference call to investors, chief financial officer Hikori Totoki spoke about the company’s current stock situation and how they plan on tackling the ongoing semiconductor shortages.
Totoki-san explained to investors that the target of PS5 units to be shipped this year has now been set by Sony. In addition, the company has been able to secure the chipsets they need in order to achieve their target.
According to Sony, the company expects to ship 14.8 million consoles in the remainder of its fiscal year. Sony is expected to hit around 22.6 million units sold in total by the end of the year. This includes the new 14.8 million for the rest of 2021 and the already-sold 10.1 million.
While the exact figures haven’t been made public yet, Sony plans on shipping 14 million consoles between now and the end of its fiscal year. However, these consoles will most likely be released in batches and waves as you have seen up to now.
Stock is still a major problem for all regions with no readily available consoles in retail stores or online. In South Africa, gamers are still struggling to get their hands on the PS5. The recent cyberattack on the Transnet IT infrastructure left the latest batch of consoles stuck in containers somewhere in Durban. The attack caused a major delay in the shipping and sale of the newest wave of PS5 consoles in South Africa.
Apart from the console sales, Sony says that game sales for first-party titles including Ratchet and Clank and MLB 21 exceeded their expectations. The company is gearing up to release its latest game, the Ghost of Tsushima: Director’s Cut on 20 August. The new version included a dedicated PS5 edition along with a new Iki Island expansion.