Only four years after the PS5 initial release, Sony hopes its latest PlayStation console will surpass its predecessor. The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S, which were first unveiled in 2020, looked to be impressive devices that would usher gaming into a new generation.
Due to stock shortages and scalpers purchasing up many of the consoles on sale, many fans were unable to verify whether those impressions were accurate. Even after nearly two years, some gamers are still having difficulty purchasing the Xbox Series and PlayStation 5, prompting many to ask when these hardware shortages and supply difficulties will be resolved.
The CEO of Intel expects that worldwide chip shortages will endure until 2024, and Sony appears to agree. The PlayStation platform owner stated in its most recent financial performance report that the PS5’s scarcity issues should be resolved by 2024. Furthermore, Sony revealed that the PlayStation 4 will be outsold by its successor by 2024, predicting that after supply shortages are resolved, gamers will flock to the latest device in droves.
Outselling the PlayStation 4, which is currently the fourth best-selling video gaming console of all time, is no small feat. The PlayStation 5, on the other hand, does not even make it into the top 20. It’s worth noting that Sony doesn’t expect the PS5 to shatter the PS4’s lifetime sales record anytime soon, but the firm does want its newest machine to sell more than the older model. Given that the Xbox Series S just outsold the PS5 in Japan, it appears that Sony’s console would need to see a large boost in sales to achieve this.
Sony, on the other hand, may have developed a strategy to boost the PlayStation 5’s sales figures so that it may outperform its predecessor. Sony also recently announced that by 2025, it will no longer be producing new PlayStation 4 games. This will most likely give fans yet another reason to upgrade from their old system to one of the newer models.
By then, Sony will need to have several more PS5 exclusive games to really entice gamers. According to plans, the firm will focus on new IPs in the future, which will most likely include some games made just for the PlayStation 5. It seems weird that the console will take four years to begin routinely outselling its predecessor in sales, but many people are relieved that they won’t have to buy a PS5 to play Sony games like God of War Ragnarok, which will still be released on PS4 and PS5.
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