Sony doesn’t expect to meet PS5 demand this year
Playstation 5 has not been able to keep up with the demands since it first came out. Sony doesn't expect to meet PS5 demand this year too.
Since its release, the PlayStation 5 has been hard to come by due to a shortage of components. It’s annoying, but there’s nothing you can do about it. Still, the current fiscal year looks better than last year as Sony expects to sell 18 million consoles they feel comfortable with.
However, Sony realizes that demand is still very high. In a meeting with shareholders, Sony CFO Hiroki Totoki said demand will likely be slightly higher at 18 million units. The real question is whether Sony can meet this extra demand.
“18 million units is what we feel very comfortable with, we can get parts and components [in the 22nd fiscal year]. We feel there is a little more demand than that, so if the question is can we meet the demand, I think we’re still a little short. Regarding our stock and inventory, it is still very low, so we are still behind or insufficient to provide our PlayStation units to our customers in a timely manner. We were originally talking about 22.6 million [at this point]… This has been reduced due to the constraints of the components. We haven’t given up on the supply of components, we want to keep working on it. What we can say with confidence at this point is that we can obtain the necessary components for 18 million units.”
Sony doesn’t have a stock build option either because consoles are selling out fast. They’re still working on it though, and they’re pretty confident they’ll get enough components to produce at least 18 million consoles.