Sony will make it easier for people to buy a PlayStation 5 this year because, simply, it can build more video game consoles.

Will there be more PS5s in 2021?

Per GamesRadar+, Sony plans to sell about 14.8 million units of the PlayStation 5 in the next fiscal year, which ends in March 2022.

  • To put that in perspective, Sony has sold 10 million consoles since Nov. 12, 2020, which is the fastest-selling console in the company’s history, per Tom’s Hardware.
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Sony says more PlayStation 5 consoles are coming

Sony Chief Financial Officer Hiroki Totoki announced during a quarterly earnings call that Sony plans to sell more devices in the next fiscal year because the company has secured more of the chips that it needs to make the systems, according to GamesRadar+.

  • The lack of semiconductor chips has made it more difficult for Sony to manufacture more devices.
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There may be new PlayStation 5 consoles out soon, reports say

That said, reports earlier this year suggested Sony planned to sell between 16.8 million to 18 million units in 2021, according to DigiTimes.

  • “The hope is that with this additional foundry capacity, downstream production will be able to ramp up as well. While PS5 stock will still be hard to come by in the coming weeks and months, it may not be too much longer before stock begins to catch up with demand,” according to Slash Gear.

Why it’s hard to find a PlayStation 5

The PlayStation 5 has been one of the harder items to find within the last year, partly because of the chip shortage but also because of supply chain issues, as I wrote for the Deseret News. And it doesn’t help that scalpers often buy many of the new consoles before they make it into stores.