Sony Increases PS5 Sales Prediction to 19 Million Units for Full Year as PlayStation Momentum Grows

During Sony's financial conference call, CFO Hiroki Totoki talked about the PlayStation business and updated the PS5 sales forecast for the full year.

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Nyxus53d ago

So nearly 30% of PS5 users did not own a PS4, that's pretty interesting.

Bathyj53d ago

Very. Statistically speaking it means a lot of people are jumping ship.

Nyxus53d ago

Yep, those are new players that they attracted on top of the PS4 users upgrading to PS5. Good news.

mandf53d ago

Scalpers bought the majority. It would be an interesting statistic broken down

VenomUK53d ago

What's up fellow gamers! I still don't get the point of this new-fangled Discord chat.

Is it supposed to be that when you're playing God of War: Ragnarok you have a voice call with Herbert from support about why your delivery hasn't arrived yet?

porkChop53d ago

I've always wondered about stats like that: How do they actually know?

S2Killinit53d ago

I think based on accounts, or a person’s game list. My PS4 list followed me unto my PS5.

porkChop53d ago

Oh. Doesn't seem that accurate when people have multiple accounts, but I guess it's probably the only way they could really check.

darkrider53d ago

Gamers want to play new blockbusters

EvertonFC53d ago

If that trend continues we could have a PS2 total sales beater on our hands ?

Hofstaderman52d ago

Definitely but I think the PS5 has to also be available on store shelves for a time period comparable to the purchase availability of the ps2.

DarXyde53d ago

I wonder if it's a sign that Sony is regaining people who checked out after PS2, given the strong early years of the X360. Sony gained a lot back from PS3 to PS4, but still not peak PlayStation.

It's definitely interesting. But I also wonder if PS5 is in more markets than its predecessor.

JEECE53d ago

I assume they are just basing this stat on how many users on PS5 created a new PSN ID (or more rarely signed into one that had been active on PS3 but that was never active on PS4, which is probably a vanishingly small category of people). If that's the case, I'm sure this overestimates new users. While it's unthinkable to the hardcore on here, my more casual friends frequently create new PSN IDs because they "forgot" their old login. Since they only buy physical games anyway, they don't really lose a library of games so they don't care.

darthv7252d ago

My son did this when he got his 5. He said he wanted to make something new for new friends to play with while he also still plays on his 4 with his existing friends. I told him he would basically be starting over with his trophy count but he didnt care.

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Bathyj53d ago

Would anyone else buy a parapper the rapper spin-off called Hiroki Totoki?

jznrpg53d ago (Edited 53d ago )

Bring back Sony jrpgs that’s all that I want that is missing . Of course we get great Japanese support but I’d love to see a couple Sony jrpgs .

Good job Sony

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