Consoles continue to be out of stock, SONY cuts PS5 sales forecast: You won’t get one in the first half either

2022-07-29 0 By

Since SONY and Microsoft released the next generation of consoles in 2020, both the PS5 and Xbox Series have been out of stock.Now more than a year has passed, but the game host is still in a difficult situation, on the one hand, players are eager to buy their favorite game host, on the other hand, due to the shortage of chips and spare parts, game host manufacturers are unable to produce more products to meet the needs of players.It now looks as if, even in 2022, that will not change any time soon.In SONY’s latest earnings report, the PS5 remained the most popular hardware product, shipping 3.9 million units during the entire holiday season overseas last year.In terms of total shipments, that’s 17.3 million units shipped since the PS5 launched. That’s not bad, but it’s nowhere near as good as the previous PS4.The PS4 shipped 20.2 million units in the year after its launch, nearly 3 million more than the PS5.Interestingly, SONY reported revenue in its games division of 813.3 billion yen ($7.09 billion), down from 883.2 billion yen ($7.703 billion) in the same period last year.Operating profit, however, rose 12.1 percent to $810 million because SONY — and Microsoft — actually lose money on consoles, so SONY loses money on each PS5 it sells.Now PS5 shipments have not met expectations, so the loss is not as much as expected, so the revenue has decreased, but the operating profit has increased.SONY itself has publicly stated that despite the desire to buy the PLAYSTATION 5, its partners have been unable to supply components due to an ongoing chip shortage, which has resulted in fewer PS5 shipments.SONY expects that to continue in 2022, so SONY is pretty much making it clear that it’s going to be tough to buy a full-price PS5 for at least this year, especially in the first half of 2022.Of course, domestic gamers don’t have to worry too much, because scalpers actually hoard a lot of PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles, as long as they are willing to pay a little more money, there is a good chance that they can buy the overseas version, as for the Chinese bank is not so optimistic, now SONY’s every batch of Chinese PS5 is basically sold out, very difficult to get.SONY itself lowered its forecast for PS5 sales in the new fiscal year, cutting shipments to 11.5 million units from 14.8 million.For that reason, SONY lowered its full-year revenue forecast for its games and Web services (G&NS) division by 170 million yen ($1.48 billion).However, as we mentioned earlier, SONY expects overall profit to rise 6%, despite the lower console forecast, as PS5 sales are still unprofitable at a loss.SONY’s games division is its biggest moneymaker, accounting for about a quarter of its revenue and profit in the quarter.However, its imaging division also performed well in the fiscal third quarter, with revenue up 22 per cent year on year, thanks to sales of its high-end smartphone image sensors.Meanwhile, its film division saw a big jump in revenue to $4.02 billion, thanks in large part to the success of Spider-Man: Homeruns!Well, it’s definitely not going to happen in China, so please wait for hd Blu-ray resources. It’s said that SONY will release 4K Blu-ray in April.It is worth mentioning that since SONY has said that the chip shortage continues in the first half of the year, it can be confirmed that PS5, Xbox Series consoles, graphics cards and other products will continue to be in a tight state, shortage and premium is inevitable, players do not have too much hope!It only depends on whether there is any possibility of change in the second half of this year. As for Intel’s ARC exclusive display, it is estimated that Intel’s attitude is still enough!