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Sony has released its financial report for its 2021 fiscal year, of course including a rundown of how things are going in the land of PlayStation. Within the last 12 months, the company has shipped 11.5 million PS5 units. Added to the figure from FY 2020, that brings lifetime shipments to 19.3 million units.

This falls short of Sony's target, which it admitted would be tough given the ongoing supply struggles. Indeed, PS5 stock has been in flux ever since the console launched, with the corporation unable to keep up with demand in part thanks to chip shortages. Going by what Intel has said, we might not see PS5 manufacturing smooth out until 2024. Still, this has not deterred Sony from setting another ambitious target for itself, aiming to ship another 18 million units in FY 2022.

Meanwhile, PS4's lifetime figure has reached about 117 million, though sales have dropped away significantly since the launch of its successor. In terms of software, numbers are also down year-on-year, although Sony did enjoy a spike in the last quarter, no doubt thanks to the launch of Horizon Forbidden West and Gran Turismo 7, and Elden Ring probably helped too.

Have you secured your PS5 yet? What do you think of the console's sales thus far, given the circumstances? Discuss in the comments section below.

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