Sony’s PlayStation 5 Is the Fastest-Selling Console in U.S. History

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Sony’s latest next-generation console, the PlayStation 5, has already cemented its place as one of the Japanese gaming giant’s most successful video game systems ever. This is according to new data shared by market research group NPD, which revealed that the PS5 is the fastest-selling console in the U.S. based on both unit and dollar sales. The sales metrics are certainly impressive, being that Sony only launched the system just over five months ago. Sony aims to sell nearly 15 million more PS5 consoles in the current fiscal year.

What’s next for Sony? It aims to sell more than 14.8m PS5s in its current fiscal year ending 31st March 2022, which would be more than the number of PS4s shipped during its second year. But the company is facing a chip shortage that could hamper manufacturing.”We expect PS5’s high demand to continue into next fiscal year and will do our best to meet that demand,” Chief Financial Officer Hiroki Totoki said in February.

Sources: Mat Piscatella, Eurogamer

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