Sony’s PlayStation 5 has been one of the sought-after gaming products since the first official release on November 12. Some markets still dream of getting it, the company finished the 2020 rating on a high note. A report from Digitimes now says it has shipped a never-before-seen number of units so far.
The report (via MySmartPrice) states that Sony sold 3.4 million units of PlayStation 5 (PS5) in just 4 weeks of launch. If one remembers, the company faced high demand in the early days. In fact, the PS5 was selling for exorbitant prices in countries like China and Hong Kong due to insufficient supply.
In addition, Sony has also faced the heat for delaying launches in countries like India. The situation is so bad that people are lining up to get imported units at higher prices. If you think about it, Sony has tried to allay fan frustration. Previously, reports said he had increased production by 50% long before the announcement.
EDITOR’S CHOICESony PlayStation 5 Breaks US Console Sales Records
Add to that the affiliate of the partner to increase inventory before the sale, you can understand the engagement. Either way, the company has managed to sidestep all the pressures and achieve this feat which is considered the best selling figure for a console to date.
And that won’t improve until 2021. The report says Sony plans to increase PS5 production to 18 million units next year. This would involve cooperation with suppliers like AMD who, in turn, would have to rely on an additional foundry from its contract manufacturer, TSMC. And the report already indicates that things are falling into place for the Japanese giant.
On that note, I wish our readers and Sony a happy and prosperous 2021 ahead!
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