Yeah I agree. I don't think they are going to get anywhere close to 18m. Not only are they going to have some problems with chip shortages still, but I don't think PS5 is going to be terribly popular outside of Europe. I live in the US, and I haven't encountered anyone with a PS5 or even someone who wants a PS5. I have a daughter and a lot of nieces and nephews. My daughter and her friends and my nieces just care about Switch. My nephews like XBox, Switch and PC. None of them are interested in PS5.
I think if shortages do ease up, Sony will find that the main region that wants PS5 is Europe.
There’s plenty of demand for the PS5 in the US. I think I’ll sell well here and once they can consistently supply stock their American sales will increase. But yeah I was expecting Sony to project ~16m for this FY so the 18m was a bit of a surprise.