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lower than expected sales figures due to the shortage

lower than expected sales figures due to the shortage

After soaring, PS5 sales are declining due to component shortages. Despite this, the manufacturer explodes the counters thanks in particular to the figures of the games.

Sony Interactive Entertainment has released its results for the fiscal year just ended. And if there are very good in terms of turnover and profits, the sales of PS5 are gray for a reason: the shortage of semiconductors.

Sony misses PS5 sales targets

As of March 31, 2022, the PS5 has sold a total of 19.2 million units in the whole world. Over the last fiscal year, from April 2021 to March 2022, 11.5 million consoles have been sold while Sony’s forecast was 14.8 million. The manufacturer thus misses its objectives with more than 3 million difference. And over the last quarter, sales are also necessarily lower with 2 million machines sold against 3.3 million in the same period last year.

Why are PlayStation 5 sales declining the way they are? Because, again and again, of the shortage that affects the PS5 more than the Xbox Series. Sony sells all the consoles put on the market, but unfortunately the production does not follow the strong demand.

As a result, and as indicated by journalist Oscar Lemaire, it is a “real underperformance compared to the PS4” which had sold 14.8 million in the equivalent period.

In total, the PlayStation 4 reaches 117.2 million units sold, but only 100,000 new consoles found takers in the last quarter. Clearly, it no longer seems to interest many people and Sony will not be able to rely on it.

Revenue on the rise from games, PS Plus on the decline

On the other hand, on the software side, there is no crisis at all. In effect, PS5 and PS4 game sales for the last quarter amount to 70.5 milliona nice increase of 9.1 million compared to