Sony Sets 25 Million PS5 Shipments Target this Fiscal Year, Highest Ever in PlayStation History

During Sony's quarterly financial conference call, CEO and CFO Hiroki Totoki shared a bullish yearly sales target for PS5, which would break records if achieved.

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PhoenixUp414d ago

Sony could very well hit that goal with all the heavy hitters and readily available stock

While some companies’ hard work pays off, other companies try to coast on another’s hard work by purchasing them instead of just building it and maintaining it for themselves

Ashunderfire86413d ago (Edited 413d ago )

Easily with a Metal Gear Solid remake and Twisted Metal!!!

IamTylerDurden1413d ago

Factions isn't far off either. Ronin next year. Wolverine probably as well (fall 24). Then a ton of yet to be announced projects that line up for 2024-25. Bend, Sucker Punch, Blue Point, Pixel Opus all will release in that span. Possibly Housemarque as well. Then Haven, Deviation, ND again, Firesprite horror game, etc after that. But the best part is 3rd party exclusives in between and that will always seperate PS. They invest and collaborate more than XB. These aren't simply anticomp deals, they are mostly creative partnerships ala Ronin.

badz149413d ago

It's an ambitious target. Looks like they are banking big on Spidey 2, FF16 and of course FIFA and CoD to reach that number this fiscal year. If I'm not mistaken, they are already off to a good start this April

S2Killinit413d ago

I have a feeling we are in for a good time.

mkis007413d ago

Spidey alone will take care of sony's software financials this year. Spider-man 1 sold 34 million since release beating out breath of the wild by4 million in a year less time.

XiNatsuDragnel414d ago

Sony is ultra instincting to the top imo

SullysCigar413d ago

I guess the chip shortage didn't hold them back too much after all. People just put their purchase on ice - quality products sell and people are prepared to wait.

Still incredibly impressive. On this trajectory, it won't be long before it surpasses PS4 in the same timeframe. It's already looking like a good year and I can feel the announcements around the corner...

RauLeCreuset413d ago

"If met, this target would bring the total of PlayStation 5 units that hit the shelves to 63.4 million by March 31, 2024."

anast413d ago

This sounds about right. It's aggressive, but doable as long as they keep those games coming.

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IGN Instructed & Offered Prizes for Crowd to Cheer During Phil Spencer and Other Live Interviews

During the IGN Live interview with Phil Spencer, the crowd cheered even if the topic was about closures, and its because they were told to.

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Snookies121d 15h ago

Just reading this headline alone made me feel grimy. Disgusting, all around. Haven't trusted IGN since over a decade ago, so this isn't really surprising to hear.

Leeroyw1d 9h ago

IGN lost a lot of credibility a long time ago. Now they're running on fumes.

MrDead1d ago

MS are buying up the industry so you need a compliant media to tell you how awesome consolidation and mass layoffs are... and they know MS is IP hunting too, they will be cut off from review copies of some of gaming's biggest IP's if they don't play ball.

peppeaccardo23h ago

The only way they can rise excitement in a crowd is paying for it. LAMENESS is MIcrosoft best product to date.

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Skuletor1d 14h ago (Edited 1d 14h ago )

I think that kind of thing night be standard. I once was in the audience for Wheel of Fortune and there was a guy that briefed us before the show on his hand signals, when we were supposed to react/applaud and stuff like that and we were told to check under our seats because one of them had a prize underneath it.

Edit: Okay, read the article, this was definitely some slimy behaviour by IGN and it sounds like it wasn't just on the behalf of Xbox either.

Also, since IGN bought Humble Bundle years ago, they stopped occasionally giving a game away for free during certain big sales events etc, screw IGN.

Profchaos1d 13h ago

It is for say a game show or similar shows for entertainment purposes but a interview not really.

Petebloodyonion1d 12h ago

Bruno Rodriguez confirmed that his statement applied to the entire three-day Fanfest event, not solely Phil Spencer's interview. Regrettably, this part of his response is absent from the article, which raises questions about its omission.
Here is the complete explanation