Sony has now secured enough components to reach its target of selling 14.8 million PS5 units by March 31, 2022, CFO Hiroki Totoki said in an earnings call (transcribed by VGC).
“The shortage of semiconductors has impacts in various areas and through various measures, we have been taking some action. For PS5, the target has been set for the number of units to be sold this year, and we have secured the number of chips that is necessary to achieve that. Regarding the supply of semiconductors, we are not concerned,” he said.
In May, he said that PlayStation 5 shortage problems would continue till the next year due to the semiconductor chip shortage.
The PlayStation 5 was launched in November 2020 and it is one of the most popular choices for a console. Last week, Sony announced that PS5 sold over 10 million units becoming the fastest-selling console for the company.
The Xbox Series X/S might not have sold as many units as the PS5, but it is still the fastest-selling console for Microsoft. The company stated that there is a demand for the Xbox Series X/S but they are facing supply limitations due to a shortage of components.
PlayStation 5 beta update
Meanwhile, Sony is rolling out updates to improve the user experience on PS5. They recently launched a beta update in select countries that made the M.2 SSD expansion slot accessible. The update also features a new trophy tracking system, 3D Audio support on TV, and more.
Upcoming PS5 games
Here are some upcoming PlayStation 5 games-