Sony has high sales expectations for PS5, which goes on sale on November 12 in the United States and certain territories, on November 19 in the rest of Europe. Reservations show great interest and the difficulty that will be during the first months to get one: according to Reuters, In the United States, as many PS5s were pre-ordered during its first 12 hours as in the first 12 weeks of PS4. Jim Ryan, CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, commented that the “level of demand has been very, very substantial.”
Sony has announced 113.8 million PS4 sold and expect a vast majority of gamers to make the jump to PS5 thanks to launch games like Marvels Spider-Man: Miles Morales The Demon’s Souls Remake. The restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic have helped to multiply the interest in digital entertainment, and it is foreseeable that countries will still maintain movement limitations during the first half of 2021.
“Not everyone who wants to buy a PS5 on launch day will be able to find one”says Ryan, who ensures that the company works as hard as possible to secure a supply through the end of the year and the Christmas season. According to analyst Daniel Ahmad, PS4 achieved 1 million in reservations – worldwide – at 10 weeks, so it is possible that PS5 has already exceeded
This isn’t a like for like comparison, given the above is US. But it took around ~10 weeks for the PS4 to hit 1 million global pre-orders.
Theoretically this could suggest that more than 1m have pre-ordered PS5 worldwide already.https://t.co/PSH02RqeDi— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) October 27, 2020
This isn't a like for like comparison, given the above is US. But it took around ~10 weeks for the PS4 to hit 1 million global pre-orders.
Theoretically this could suggest that more than 1m have pre-ordered PS5 worldwide already.https://t.co/PSH02RqeDi
— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) October 27, 2020
They have learned their lesson with a strong release catalog
The growth in sales in digital distribution is helping a big revenue and it is predicted that with PS5 This is the first new generation console that does not lead the games division to losses -something common in past generations due to the cost of manufacture-. Ryan comments that “blockbuster development (AAA) is incredibly complicated and difficult,” but that Sony “has learned a lot of lessons over so many years” to ensure a strong PS5 launch catalog. After the first wave of this November, more titles confirmed as Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, Gran Turismo 7, Horizon 2: Forbidden West or the sequel to the last God of War.