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Tim Culpan

200 Billion Reasons Says It'll Be a Very Sony Christmas

The PlayStation 5 debut will be helped by a strong supporting cast.

Expected sales of at least 7.6 million units by the end of March.

Expected sales of at least 7.6 million units by the end of March.

Photographer: Mateusz Slodkowski/SOPA/LightRocket/Getty

Concerns that the forthcoming release of the PlayStation 5 could depress Sony Corp. revenue in the September quarter weren’t realized, paving the way for what could be a blockbuster holiday season for the Japanese giant. 

What’s worth noting, however, is the supporting cast that helped set the company up for such a good fiscal 2020 that it boosted both its sales and profit forecasts. To be clear, Sony usually sandbags its full-year outlook in the first half so it can upgrade in the second.