PS5 sales increased by 59% in April 2022, giving Sony’s latest home console its biggest month so far this year thanks to the system being restocked at retailers.
Despite this, year-on-year figures were down 51% due to less-than stellar PS5 supply in comparison to the first four months of last year. However, PS5 still managed to outsell the Xbox Series X/S and Nintendo Switch last month, with Microsoft’s console suffering from a decline in stock levels.
While we’re on the subject of console numbers, Sony announced earlier this week that the PS5 has shipped 19.3 million units worldwide. In addition, the format holder expects to ship 18 million consoles by March 31, 2023.
The PS5 was released in the US, UK, and Europe in November 2020, and promptly sold out across the globe.
Launching in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic wasn’t an easy task for Sony, and due to the still-ongoing chip shortages, retailers have only been able to sporadically restock the system. Unfortunately, these supply issues look set to continue into 2024, according to Intel’s CEO.
[Source – GI.biz]