“Covid-19 wreaked havoc on our supply chain in 2021. The situation is beginning to improve, although Covid-related uncertainties persist, particularly in the impact that lockdowns in Shanghai and Beijing could have” , Ryan said.
That’s the bad news. The good news is that, according to Ryan, things are “definitely improving” to the point where he and Sony expect the PS5 to close the gap to the PS4 in year three, then make a another leap forward in the fourth year of the PS5. the market. The key to this event is a significant increase in production.
It’s easy to say, but Sony doesn’t have a magic wand it can wave to magically bring more PS5 consoles to market. However, he may not need it. Sony says that by sourcing from multiple suppliers, it will be better placed to weather unstable market conditions. It is also banking on logistical negotiations to optimize PS5 delivery routes.
Is it lip service? Time will tell, although Sony obviously has a vested interest in supplying as many PS5 consoles as possible. When it comes to game monetization, spending on PS5 titles is 15% higher than the PS4 when it was released. Sony is also seeing higher engagement on PS5, with gamers spending more time playing games and spending more overall.