Increased PS5 Production Suggests Sony Expects Greater Demand Than PS4

Is such a thing even possible? Yes, it is.

Sony appears to have real confidence in the PlayStation 5, as it’s increased production on the next-gen platform. Previously, the Japanese giant had planned to ship between 5-6 million units by the end of March 2021; it now expects that number to be somewhere in the region of 10 million during the same time period. This is significantly more than the 7.5 million units that the PlayStation 4 managed during its first two quarters on the market.

So, what gives? Well, clearly the platform holder expects demand for the device to be huge, and that’s reflected by the sky-high social media engagement that it’s been getting all year. The system has repeatedly broken records, whether it’s the logo on Instagram or the recent reveal livestream becoming one of the most watched in YouTube history, consumer interest is clearly already there. With a strong software slate including Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, that enthusiasm is only going to grow.

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