The PlayStation 5 is the next-gen consoles for Sony. It was released back in November of 2020 and demand is as high now as it was almost 3 months ago. Supply hasn’t met the demand and probably won’t until later in 2021. By all means, this can be seen as a success in terms of people clamoring for this product.
Sony has been quiet recently in terms of PR for sales, but their recent quarter 3 results for the fiscal year of 2020 have shed light on these things. Sony has officially announced that the PlayStation 5 has released 4.5 million units as of December 31, 2020.
PlayStation Plus is at 47.4 million subscribers, while their first-party games have sold 18.4 million copies across PS4 & PS5. While the PS Plus numbers probably would’ve been the same no matter what, one has to wonder how much PS5 & first-party sales would’ve gone up if supply was able to meet demand.
It’s worth noting that Sony is forecasting that the end of the fiscal year in March will mark the biggest year in revenue for a console manufacturer in history. PlayStation 5 is off to the start that Sony would’ve wanted and demand is still there and will be for a while. Exclusives such as Returnal and Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart are set for release this year, so who knows where we’ll be in the near future.