Sony has said in its latest fiscal report that it has secured enough semiconductors to produce its intended amount of PS5 consoles which equals up to about another 12 million PS5 consoles in its current fiscal year which ends on March 31st.
As transcribed by VGC, CFO Hiroki Totoki said: “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.”
This is obviously great news as it’s no secret that thousands of Australians are still waiting to get their hands on the PS5 with the console still selling out in a matter of seconds when it hits retailers. No doubt this will increase again in the lead-up to Christmas.
Sony had previously said it had planned to ship 14.8 million PS5s between April 2021 and March 2022. We know that the company recently hit 10 million PS5s sold.
Further to this, Bloomberg is now reporting that Sony is now making money on the PlayStation 5 physical, whilst the PlayStation 5 Digital is on track to have its loss offset by other hardware including peripherals and the PS4.