Sony announces the PlayStation 5 has passed 10 million units sold
Good news, the PlayStation 5 is Sony’s fastest selling PlayStation console to date.
Bad news, it’s still hard to get one without going the scalper route.
SAN MATEO, Calif., July 28, 2021 – Sony Interactive Entertainment announced today that its newest generation game console, PlayStation®5 (PS5™), has sold through more than 10 million units* globally since first launching on November 12, 2020. PS5 is the fastest-selling console in the company’s history and continues to outpace sales of its predecessor, PlayStation®4 (PS4™).SIE also achieved additional milestones across its portfolio of PlayStation Studios games, including:
- Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales from Insomniac Games has sold more than 6.5 million copies* since releasing on November 12, 2020
- MLB® The Show™ 21 from San Diego Studio is the fastest-selling title in franchise history with more than 2 million copies* sold across all platforms. The game has reached more than 4 million players since releasing on April 16, 2021
- Returnal from Housemarque, a new IP that launched to critical acclaim, has sold more than 560,000 copies* since releasing on April 30, 2021
- Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart from Insomniac Games has sold more than 1.1 million copies* since releasing on June 11, 2021
“I can’t express enough the deep gratitude we feel for our passionate community of PlayStation fans who have embraced PS5, and the world-class development and publishing partners who bring such incredible gaming experiences to our platforms,” said Jim Ryan, president and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment. “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. 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.”
Looking ahead, the lineup of exclusive games coming from PlayStation Studios includes a new God of War from Santa Monica Studios, Gran Turismo™ 7 from Polyphony Digital, and Horizon Forbidden West from Guerrilla Games. Some of the highly anticipated games from SIE’s partners include Battlefield 2042 from Electronic Arts, DEATHLOOP from Bethesda, Far Cry®6 From Ubisoft, and Kena: Bridge of Spirits from Ember Lab.
* As of July 18, 2021
Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan also addressed the actual lack of stocks that people can readily pickup from game stores due to both the high demand and on going silicon shortage. Ryan also spoke to Reuters, saying the current chip shortage is “definitely a challenge that we are all navigating” and that it may take a little while for PlayStation 5 demand to be met.
“We’ve built more PlayStations faster than we ever have before which makes me happy,” Ryan told Reuters. “But on the other hand, we’re some time from being able to meet all the demand that’s out there, which makes me feel bad.”
With several big name titles for releases this year like Deathloop, Arkane – demand is expected to remain high for the console.
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