Sony intends to ship at least 120 million PS5 consoles within the next five years, according to manufacturing sources in Asia.
After the mixed reaction to the Xbox Games Showcase it’s unlikely Sony will be too worried about their current plans for the PlayStation 5, although with still no indication of when either console is out, or how much they’ll cost, it’s still far too early to say who’s in the most dominant position.
However, according to inside sources current plans will see roughly twice the number of PlayStation 5 consoles shipped within the next five years, compared to the Xbox Series X.
PlayStation 5 shipments are estimated to reach between 120 and 170 million by the end of 2025. Given the best-selling console of all-time is the PlayStation 2 on 155 million, that’s quite the target.
Website DigiTimes cites supply chain sources in Taiwan, who claim that the PlayStation 5 is expected to have a shorter life cycle, of just five years, and that Sony has recently increased its shipment estimate for 2020 to almost 10 million consoles.
The suggestion that Sony has almost doubled its production targets for this year has already been reported by other sources in Asia, which adds some credence to DigiTimes’ other claims.
The same sources claim that the AMD-designed processors for the PlayStation 5 are already being delivered to Sony, with shipments of other peripheral chipsets set to peak in the third quarter of this year.
Despite all this the PlayStation 5 is still expected to have severe stock shortages this year, although until Sony opens pre-orders that’s something of a moot point.
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