Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic hitting the world, both Sony and Microsoft managed to launch a new generation of consoles. Both seem to have succeeded as Sony’s PS5 set new records in various regions. Currently, there is a potentially new set of numbers to provide a wide range of ideas about what the system has sold and what expectations are for next year.
Digitimes reported that PS5 shipped 3.4 million units in the first four weeks of its release. This will result in the highest ever shipment rate for PlayStation consoles. Sony is also considering shipping 16 to 18 million in 2021, with more units in Asia starting next month, and many will have even more supply chains than in other regions. (Twitter user Dr. SerkanToto has information you can see below).
But, as a good doctor says, this is Digitimes, and some have disputed hardware numbers in the past. There is no official number from Sony itself, so for the time being it is rumored to have to submit this. That said, there seems to be nothing outrageous here, mainly due to possible stock issues. There are some conflicting reports of the seriousness of these issues, but it was clear that inventories were limited regardless of region.
Take this with a grain of salt: Digitimes isn’t Bloomberg if you catch my drift.
— Dr. Serkan Toto / Kantan Games Inc. (@ Serkantoto) December 29, 2020
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