Sony expects PS5 stock situation to improve
US NPD HW - Nintendo Switch led all hardware platforms in both units and dollars in May 2022. Switch was also the market-leading platform in hardware units sold year to date, while Xbox Series generated the highest dollar sales in the period.— Mat Piscatella (@MatPiscatella) June 14, 2022
Quick hit takes on May 22:— Mat Piscatella (@MatPiscatella) June 14, 2022
- Lack of new games hurt May - only 1 new release in top 50
- Return of experiential spending, higher prices in everyday spending categories likely impacting VG segment as well
- Still seeing supply constraints on HW, particularly PS5 and Xbox Series X.
Despite having to readjust its sales forecast, Sony doesn’t appear to be alarmed by a lack of adequate inventory as the PS5 approaches its second anniversary. The console’s sales are now behind the PS4’s in a comparable time period but Sony believes that PS5 will eventually surpass its predecessor. To that end, the company is reportedly modifying the PS5 to include parts that can be procured relatively easily, and is also making an effort to secure an adequate supply of chips.
As far as video games are concerned, two Sony-developed games round up the top five best-selling games (year to date): Horizon Forbidden West and MLB: The Show 22.
In other news, Naughty Dog has unveiled the new character model for The Last of Us Part 1 remake’s Tess, and it looks like we currently can’t purchase Capcom and Bandai Namco classics outside of PS Plus Premium.
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