PS5, affected by the semiconductor crisis; Will they reach their sales goals?

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Sony Corporatoin acknowledges that the lack of chips is affecting the annual projection of distributed units for PlayStation 5. The semiconductor materials crisis hits the supply chain of all kinds of technology products and other industries directly, with video game hardware as one of the affected. The Japanese company, which presented its quarterly financial results report on Thursday (Q2 / FY2021), declares that it is being constrained by this lack of components.

Sony has managed to sell 13.4 million PS5s; they intend to reach March with 22 million

Sony’s message to its investors does not change, but the firm led by Hiroki Totoki does accept that have reached the equator of the current fiscal year (from April 1 to September 30) without having met the objectives distribution for these dates.

So far, after the first six months of this year plus the month and a half computed in 2020, PlayStation 5 has managed to distribute more than 13.4 million units throughout the planet, of which virtually all have been sold. There is no stock available. However, achieving the goal of 22 million total PS5s by the end of March 2022 (Q4 / FY2021) It will be difficult, but they think they will succeed.

“At this time, there are no changes to our target for fiscal 2021 units sold on PS5, but there are several factors that are significantly affecting product supply, such as bottlenecks in the global supply chain and limitations in the supply of components, especially semiconductors ”. With everything. Sony is optimistic.

PS5 is still out of stock; the situation can last throughout 2022

The semiconductor crisis is far from over. Sony is clear that in 2022 we will continue to show a lack of stock. On the other hand, large-scale integrated circuit manufacturers such as Intel are not ruling out that we will continue with problems of this kind until 2023. Sony hopes to complement the enthusiasm for its new console with video games such as Horizon: Forbidden West on February 18; Gran Turismo 7 on March 4; Forspoken (Square Enix) in spring and Uncharted: Legacy of the Thief Collection in early 2022. Throughout the year they will also release the long-awaited God of War: Ragnarok.

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