The PlayStation 5''s sales momentum - currently weakened by stock concerns - will eventually overtake the PS4''s equivalent selling speed by 2024.
Despite a good launch, Sony executive Jim Ryan noted that PS5 sales were falling behind PS4 for its second year in a row owing to supply constraints.
Both the Covid pandemic and Russia''s war in Ukraine have caused these supply constraints, yet Sony remains a top priority.
The epidemic has resulted in a shortage of components, which has already been discovered in all consoles and PC components.
However, Russia''s war in Ukraine has been wowed with its impact on logistics and potential parts inventory.
PS5 sales are expected to close the gap on the PS4 equivalent for the next year, and the latter will fall.
What are the chances? Sony is in the works.
First, it is sourcing multiple suppliers for greater speed in the current unstable market.
Secondly, there are ongoing logistical discussions to ensure that PS5 delivery methods are optimal.
Sony missed its PS5 sales target by 3.3 million consoles in a recent earnings call.
However, whenever the console is back in stock, software sales are rapidly increasing, as seen in last week''s rise to Horizon Forbidden West sales.
Is there a console that is still looking? Check out our PS5 stock update guide.