Unsurprisingly, Sony has very big plans for the PlayStation 5. Up until now, stock has been strangled due to coronavirus complications — both on and off the production line — but the console is still selling out almost immediately whenever it is actually up for sale. As the Japanese giant has mentioned previously, it's aiming to bolster PS5 supply quite significantly in the next fiscal year, and this plan of action has led to the company projecting some huge numbers.
During Sony's latest shareholders meeting (as translated by users on ResetEra), CEO Kenichiro Yoshida revealed that the firm is aiming to sell 22.6 million PS5s per year, once supply goals have been met. Achieving that figure would make the PS5 Sony's best selling console ever on a yearly basis. That annual record is currently held by the original PlayStation, which did extraordinarily well all the way back in 1998.
It's an ambitious target, but given how well the PS5 is selling, despite constant stock shortages, it seems entirely possible. Clearly, Sony is expecting sales to pretty much explode as soon as it can satisfy demand, and it'll certainly be interesting to see just how well the PS5 fares over the next year or so.