PS5: record sales, Sony celebrates

PS5: record sales, Sony celebrates


PS5 is Sony's console that has sold the fastest units in its history, a piece of news that we already gave you but which is now official. This is confirmed by the Japanese company itself in its blog, celebrating 10 million sales. This milestone was reached a month faster than the previous PlayStation 4, but the general feeling, also confirmed by the Sony exponents, is that the console could have sold even more if only there were not the known production and distribution problems related to the side effects of the pandemic. The demand for the PlayStation 5 is still very high and the Japanese company is trying to support it.

“Overcoming the challenges of supply and the global pandemic, we are proud to have created a revolutionary gaming experience that is captivating gamers all over the world. Everyone at Sony International Entertainment has gone to great lengths to make the PlayStation experience better than ever. ”Reads the Sony blog, before moving on to credits for the games that contributed to the milestone such as Ratchet & Clank and Spider-Man, and for the people who worked to achieve it.

Jim Ryan, CEO of PlayStation, told reporters at that it is still too early to understand where the PS5 is most in demand: “Demand is still extremely strong everywhere, and sales figures for individual countries are simply a reflection of the allocation decisions. of stocks. We will understand the data much more as we move into 2021 and 2022. "

Ryan then went on to talk about the risky but effective PS5 launch in China: “The game model isn't well established there, it's all free-to-play and mobile, but we had an insight that could be the right time for a change and we rolled some dice. We made a lot of noise at launch, we allocated a good amount of stock and it all exploded very, very quickly. The same kind of energy we see in the West. It's still early days, but we are encouraged by all this. " In the meantime, the first revisions of the console seem to be coming, even if there is still no certain date nor is it clear what will be changed in the architecture apart from the vertical support.

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Sony has sold 10 million PS5 consoles

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Sony has now sold more than 10 million PS5 consoles. That’s up more than 2 million sales from the 7.8 million Sony previously revealed in April, and it means the PS5 continues to outpace sales of the PS4, making it the fastest-selling console in Sony’s history.


The PS5 may be selling well, but supply is constrained and it’s still difficult to purchase a console right now thanks to a global chip shortage. “While PS5 has reached more households faster than any of our previous consoles, we still have a lot of work ahead of us as demand for PS5 continues to outstrip supply,” says Jim Ryan, president and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment. “I want gamers to know that while we continue to face unique challenges throughout the world that affect our industry and many others, improving inventory levels remains a top priority for SIE.”

Sony has also shared some milestones around PS5 launch titles today. Spider-Man: Miles Morales has sold more than 6.5 million copies since its launch in November, with Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart selling more than 1.1 million copies since its launch last month. Returnal has also sold more than 560,000 copies since its April launch.

While Sony continues to share console hardware figures, Microsoft stopped sharing Xbox sales numbers in the Xbox One era. “We’re all in on games,” said Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella during the company’s earnings call yesterday. “The Xbox Series S and X are our fastest selling consoles ever, with more consoles sold life-to-date than any previous generation.”