Sony has just celebrated a new sales record for PlayStation 5, reaching 10 million units. This is a figure that has exceeded the estimates of the Japanese giant published in April by two million and the new flagship from Sony is confirmed as the fastest-selling console in the history of the company. Despite these positive data stocks of Ps5 are still scarce and many users have not yet managed to buy one.
PlayStation 5: new sales record
PS5 continues to sell fast, but supply is still severely limited, to the point where it remains an extremely difficult undertaking to purchase one due to a global chip shortage. “Even though PS5 has reached users faster than any of our previous consoles, we still have a lot of work ahead of us as the demand for the console continues to outstrip supply,” said Jim Ryan, president and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment – Increased production remains a top priority for Sony “.
Sony has also released some milestones related to next gen launch titles. Spider-Man: Miles Morales has sold more than 6.5 million copies since its launch in November, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, on the other hand, has sold more than 1.1 million since its launch last month. In the end, Returnal has sold more than 560,000 copies since last April.
As Sony continues to share data on console hardware, Microsoft stopped publishing this type of data as early as the Xbox One era. “We are all in a single game – Microsoft CEO said yesterday Satya Nadella during the company’s earnings conference call – Xbox Series S and X are our best-selling consoles ever ”. Even if we don’t have precise data on Xbox sales, therefore, the situation looks very similar to Sony’s.