Sony predicts strong sales for the PlayStation 5 in the first months of its release. The manufacturer also believes that the next-generation console will be able to surpass the PlayStation 4 in the number of copies sold in the first financial year.
Released in November 2013, the PS4 sold 7 million units by the end of March 2014. According to the latest figures, Sony plans to produce 15 million PlayStation 5 consoles in the same reporting period.
According to Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan, who recently took part in an interview with South Korean media, the new console has every chance of surpassing the PlayStation 4 in sales in its first fiscal year. Ryan also recalled that the second wave of pre-orders for the PlayStation 5 in South Korea will start on October 7th.
Jim Ryan, the CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, said in an interview with Korean media that he expects PS5 to sell more in its first fiscal year than PS4.
Second round of pre-orders for PS5 will open in Korea on Oct 7 at noon. https://t.co/rWaO5iObkC pic.twitter.com/5P9pmpfj8i
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The company believes that a powerful starter set of games will ensure that virtually every game console produced will be sold within the near future. Considering the high demand for the platform, even without a fully deployed advertising campaign, the forecast of the head of Sony does not seem too optimistic.
It is also worth recalling that Sony has found itself in a dominant position in the current generation set-top box market. Therefore, despite all the financial difficulties that the COVID-19 pandemic can create for the company, Sony can be calm about its future. Many people now spend a lot of time at home looking for new ways to entertain themselves. Attachments are one of the more attractive options.
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