Sony seems to have incredibly high hopes for PlayStation over the coming months. In a new interview with financial and investment publication Barron's, Sony Interactive Entertainment's SVP and head of global marketing Eric Lempel sets the stage: "We’ve had consoles a bit here and there over the last three holidays, but this is the first time we’re in full supply and we’re thrilled about that."
Lempel is referencing the fact that stock issues have been a consistent problem for the PS5 since its launch in 2020 — mostly due to the pandemic — but with things finally smoothing out over the last year or so, this holiday season should be huge for the current-gen console.
"Our outlook on PlayStation 5 is really strong. We’re expecting one of the strongest seasons in our history in terms of console sales," Lempel states. "It’s a combination of the great product we have and the titles that have released since launch — as well as most recently with Marvel’s Spider-Man 2."
Indeed, Marvel's Spider-Man 2 was always going to be blockbuster, and it's very easy to imagine that a lot of people will be saving it for Christmas. Together with the new PS5 'Slim' model that's rumoured to release within the next few weeks, it's no surprise that Sony's betting on a big holiday period.