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Sony Warns Tight PlayStation 5 Supply to Extend Into Next Year

  • CFO said hard to catch up with demand even with supply boost
  • Sony sees imbalance as indicative of PlayStation’s popularity
The Sony PlayStation 5.

The Sony PlayStation 5.

Photographer: Phil Barker/Future Publishing/Getty Images

Sony Group Corp. warned a group of analysts the PlayStation 5 will remain in short supply through 2022, suggesting the company will be constrained in its ability to boost sales targets for its latest games console.

While reporting financial results in late April, the Japanese conglomerate said it had sold 7.8 million units of the console through March 31, and it is aiming to sell at least 14.8 million units in the current fiscal year. That would keep it on pace to match the trajectory of the popular PlayStation 4, which has sold in excess of 115.9 million units to date.