Despite launching in November 2023, demand for the PS5 continues to keep the console out of stock in many locations. Nearly two years after release, there are folks out there who still aren’t able to get their hands on one. Thankfully, reports suggest that Sony will soon be shipping a lot more systems.
PS5 sales target for FY23
Sony is reportedly aiming to ship 30 million PS5s during FY23, between March 2023 and March 2024.
The claim comes from Insider-Gaming‘s unnamed source, which states that Sony has aimed to sell 18 million consoles throughout FY22 and will look to increase that to 30.5 million in FY23.
To help with production, Sony will allegedly be phasing out the two current versions of the PS5 and replacing them with a single unit that can come with a detachable disc drive. This would, in theory at least, help Sony hit that over 30 million target for the next financial year.
I don’t think those eager gamers who are still waiting for a system will care how Sony manages to do it. They just want to finally get their hands on the new-gen console.
Prior to FY23, Sony is making one last big push in 2023 with PS5 stock significantly increasing in the US ahead of the holiday season. For those readers looking to finally snag a next-gen Sony system and/or some accessories, these Amazon deals are well worth a look.