2021 will see PS5 Sales Numbers reach up to 18 million.
Good news for gamers who haven't been able to buy a PS5 yet. A new report has detailed that as many as 18 million PS5s could be shipped by the end of 2021.
Despite shipping 3.4 million consoles in the first 4 weeks, PS5s have been sold out ever since their launch back in November. Make sure to check the stock tracker if you are looking for a PS5.
Restocks of PS5 consoles have been rare, however. Even when retailers do have some units, they sell out in seconds.
The PS5 has sold around twice as quickly as the Xbox Series X & S, which Microsoft's new consoles selling just over 1.8 million units in the first 4 weeks.
The demand for PS5s was also way higher than the launch sales for the PS4. The PS5 was pre-ordered more in its first 12 hours being on sale than the total number of sales the PS4 had in its first 12 weeks.
Sony CEO Jim Ryan also expects PS5 sales to reach 7 million by April 2021.
Increasing 2021 PS5 Sales Numbers
Sony realized the overwhelming demand for PS5 consoles and are uploading the production and shipments accordingly. It's important that Sony make as many PlayStations available as they can before people lose interest in their latest console.
Therefore, with 2021 PS5 shipments, everyone who wants one should be able to buy one. This has not been possible so far and Sony would want to capitalize on the demand for consoles now.
The amount of PS5s being shipped next year shows that Sony means business with this generation's console war. They don't want to fall behind because PS5s are too difficult to buy, although the Xbox Series X is also very difficult to get at the moment.
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However, if you're one of the many unlucky gamers who haven't got a PS5 yet, hope that the 2021 PS5 shipments are coming to somewhere near you. In the meantime, read how people are hilariously trolling PS5 scalpers for revenge.