sony expect PlayStation 5 sales to start surpassing PS4 sales by the end of 2023as it recovers from the component shortage that hit hardware production last year.
shared on a commercial presentation, Sony compared PS5 sales to PS4 sales at this stage of its life cycle and said he expects PS5 to catch up with PS4 in August 2023 and start to outsell it in December.
PS5 outsold its predecessor in its first year on the market, but sales slowed due to component shortages, which weren’t declared over until January 2023. Since then, Sony has greatly increased the number of PS5 consoles it ships. , more than double that of 2022 in most months of this year to meet what it calls “unprecedented demand”.
The presentation also revealed that PS5 is expected to start outperforming PS4 in all key Sony metrics by February 2024. These include console user spend, full game unit sales, hours played, monthly active users, and monthly active consoles.
Joins PlayStation VR2 as Sony hardware with good resultssince the company has revealed that it is also surpassing its predecessor by having sold close to 600,000 units in its first six weeks on the market.
PS5 has sold 38 million units through April 2023 after its best year on the market, although Sony seeks to break PlayStation records by selling more consoles than ever this year.