Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO, Jim Ryan, has said that he believes more PlayStation 5 consoles will be sold in its first fiscal year than the amount of PS4s sold in the same period.
For reference, between its launch in November 2013 and the end of the fiscal year in April 2014, the PS4 sold more than seven million units. That means that Sony is forecasting more than seven million PS5 sales before next April, despite the current pandemic economy.
Previously there had been rumours that the pandemic had disrupted supply to the point that only four million consoles would be able to be produced this fiscal year, but with Sony seemingly confident about selling over seven million, it appears that rumour holds no water. Another report had suggested that the high price point of the console would affect demand, but Sony appears to not be worried about that.
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In other PS5 news, this will be the first time the console uses X as the default button for select worldwide, meaning Japanese players will be forced away from the classic Circle-to-select mapping. A recent hands-on with press in Japan also revealed more images of the monolithic console in the wild.
Matt Purslow is IGN’s UK News and Entertainment Writer.