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Sony expects to sell 108 million PS5 consoles this generation



Sony CEO Jim Ryan is feeling upbeat about PS5 sales now that the Covid-induced supply slump is over, and a tiny box can actually be found on store shelves. Already the best-selling console for months, the Sony bigwig says it expects the PS5 to breach the 108 million units sold during its lifetime.

Considering Sony would need to sell an additional 70 million PS5s to do so, that’s some pretty tough talk. Recent numbers suggest that the firm is likely currently sitting above 40 million, with supply now ramping up with the console selling like hotcakes in key markets.

Ryan, in a recent Games Business Briefing webcast and subsequent Q&A (thanks, TweakTown), explained how he sees the company achieving this bold estimate, stating:

“70 million, I think, is the current PlayStation 4 user base, and when we hope to convert a large number of those people, we will definitely succeed in bringing in a large number of gamers and definitely will succeed those who don’t own a PlayStation. 4, and in many cases, those who have never owned a PlayStation.”

What do you think of Mr. Ryan’s numbers, and should we read into them 108 sections, specifically? Make a surplus in the comments section below.


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