PS5 misses its 2021 sales target, but aims for its best year yet

Sony’s PlayStation 5 has now sold 19.3 million units, but fell short of its original fiscal year 2021 sales target of 3.3 million. Despite the drop, Sony still expects to sell more units than ever before next year.

Sony originally expected to sell 14.8 million units of PS5 hardware in its second year on the market, but Sony revealed in its latest financial results that it instead sold 11.5 million units. This matches the late adjustment Sony made two months before the end of the 2021-22 fiscal year, which lowered PS5 sales expectations to 11.5 million.

As you’d expect, Sony attributes the underperformance to continued difficulty obtaining hardware components after global shortages.

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