The console crisis grows for Sony to a real problem. The production of the PS5 is still in the terminal and thus the sale remains significantly behind expectations.
So far, the PS5 has never been available for a longer period of time in free trade. The semiconductor shortages and logistics problems have increasingly put stones in the way of the latest PlayStation-for Sony, this makes it clear when it comes to sales, which widely missed the desired goal.
PS5: Console crisis meets Sony hard
In the finance report for the fourth quarter of the fiscal year 2021/2022, Sony announced that the sales destination for the PS5 was missed – and that by a whopping 3.3 million copies. Sony had originally targeted to sell a total of 14.8 million consoles from April 2021 to the end of March 2022 **. Instead, the company only delivered 11.5 million PS5 consoles. (Source: Sony)
To miss the sales destination by 3 million, should have ensured disillusionment at Sony. But at least the console crisis is clearly recognizable as the reason for the slump . After all, the demand for the hardware has never subsided, but the production and delivery problems simply could not produce enough console copies. However, there is no improvement in sight in this regard-the Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger recently explained that the crisis will probably continue until 2024.
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Xbox in the fast lane
While the PS5 missed its own sales goals, Xbox has been able to find itself as a beneficiary of the console crisis in the past few months. Although the Xbox Series X in the shops is also sown extremely rare, Microsoft’s approach has paid off with the Xbox Series S . The new Xbox generation moved in front of the PS5 in the first quarter of 2022 in terms of income from console sales.
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