New Delhi: Sony, while announcing its results for the financial year 2021, revealed that it has sold over 19 million units of the PlayStation 5 or PS5 so far. The tech major failed to meet expectations in the wake of the global chipset crisis and supply chain issues. The Tokyo-based company managed to sell only two million units of PlayStation 5 in the last quarter of 2021.
According to the company, it has sold more than 19.3 million units of the PS5, but missed the company’s sales targets by a massive margin.
However, the company managed to boost game sales with 70.5 million PS4 and PS5 titles sold as compared to 61.4 million a year ago, including 14.5 million first-party games compared to 7.9 million in the third quarter. The company had earlier warned that this was coming, blaming the lack of sales not on customer demand but on its inability to manufacture enough units due to the ongoing global chipset crisis.
Getting to lay hands on Sony’s latest gaming console, the PlayStation 5 or PS5 has been difficult, thanks to the global component crisis. The consoles have been quickly disappearing from stocks within minutes of pre-orders opening for buyers so far in India. The Sony PlayStation 5 is a much sought-after gaming console and it has mostly been out of stock, courtesy of the global shortage of components.
The console is available in two variants: the Digital Edition which costs Rs 39,990 and the Standard edition which costs Rs 49,990 in the country. Both are similar in terms of design and specs albeit for the presence or absence of a disc drive. The tech major has also been struggling to maintain the supply of the PS5 consoles.