Sony Has Confirmed That The PS5 And Its Launch Titles Are Still On Track For Holiday 2020
Sony has announced in its earnings report that whilst production on PS4 has been impacted slightly due to issues in the comportment supply chains, it doesn’t foresee any issues for PS5 or its slate of launch titles.
Sony’s statement says:
Regarding the launch of PlayStation 5, although factors such as employees working from home and restrictions on international travel have presented some challenges in regards to part of the testing process and qualification of production lines, development is progressing with the launch of the console scheduled for the 2020 holiday season. At this point in time, major problems have not arisen in the game software development pipeline for Sony’s own first party studios or its partner studios.
When it comes to sales of the PS4 and its games, Sony had an absolutely stellar FY for 2019/2020. It reported its second best year on record when it comes to the game and network division. Sony sold 245 million units in software which is down from 257 million last year. 51% of these games were downloaded digitally which is a big step up from last year. This was even higher in the January-March where the percentage of digital purchases were at 66%.
When it comes to lifetime sales of the PS4, Sony has now sold 110.4 million PS4 units. This means the company shipped 13.6 million units FY 2019/2020 which is down from 17.8 million in 2018/2019.