Despite, or maybe due to, having supply issues, Sony Interactive Entertainment is confident that the PS5 will sell well. So well, in fact, that it will sell more than the PS4 within both consoles’ first fiscal year. That means that the company is confident that the next-generation console will sell more than seven million within one year.
SIE boss Jim Ryan said so during an interview with Naver’s news service in Korea. The statement came after an answer to a question related to the supply of PS5 consoles, especially for pre-orders in the country.
The number is a less than half the number of PS5 consoles to be made within the first fiscal year. Previous reports pegged it to be at 15 million units. Subsequent reports indicated that this number will be reduced to 11 million, but SIE has since denied the reports of lowered production.
At any rate, it does look like the PS5 will sell well within the first year. After all, it has a number of launch titles to help make that happen, from both first-and third-party studios. But for its launch window though, it doesn’t look like the supply issues will let up anytime soon.