Sony is Expecting One of Its Best Console-Selling Seasons Ever (10+ Million PS5s Sold)

PS5 Pro Release Date Plans And Console Details

In a new interview, SIE Senior VP and Head of Global Marketing, Eric Lempel, has said Sony is expecting one of the strongest seasons in the history of the company in terms of console sales with the PS5.

Speaking with Barron (subscription required), Lempel said, “Our outlook on PlayStation 5 is really strong. We’re expecting one of the strongest seasons in our history in terms of console sales. It’s a combination of the great product we have and the titles that have been released since launch—as well as most recently with Marvel’s Spider-Man 2.”

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 became Sony’s “fastest-selling PlayStation Studios game in PlayStation history“, selling 2.5 million units in 24 hours.

Earlier this year, Insider Gaming exclusively reported that Sony was expecting a massive Q3 FY23, with an anticipated 10.5 million units predicted to be sold. Officially, Sony has said that the company is anticipated to sell 25 million units in FY23, but it’s understood that the forecast previously was 30.5 million.

Documents sent to Insider Gaming under the condition that they are not shared reveals that the older model of the PlayStation 5 (A-C chassis) officially ceased production in September, with the last units hitting shelves by the end of the year. Heading into Q4 FY23 (Jan-March 2024), all PlayStation 5’s sold will be of the new console.

7.1 million PS5 consoles were sold in Q3 FY22, suggesting that Sony is expecting a massive increase of nearly 48% year-on-year if the 10.5 million units predicted are successful.

The new PlayStation 5 console, which will just be named the PlayStation 5 but dubbed the PS5 Slim online is set to be released in early November. The new system, which will sport a detachable disc drive will require an internet connection in order to connect for the first time.

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