Sony has announced that the PS5 has sold over 10 million units worldwide, and continues to be the company’s fastest selling console. The console has sold another 2.2 million consoles since April 2021, when Sony announced sales of 7.8 million units, and this all while the console remains hard to find in stores and online.
In comparison, the PS4 took 9 months to achieve 10 million in sales, from November launch until August the following year. The PS5 managed the same milestone in a little under 8 months, as of 18th July 2021. Sony has also revealed sales figure for some exclusive titles, including:
- Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales (launch title, also on PS4) – 6.5 million copies sold
- Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart (11th June 2021) – 1.1 million copies sold
- Returnal (30th April 2021) – 560,000 copies sold
Earlier today, Amazon UK briefly has new PS5 stock available for purchase, with estimated delivery dates of mid-August, but the stock was sold out in minutes. Demand for the PS5 continues to outstrip supply and Sony is working to improve inventory levels.
Jim Ryan, CEO of SIE, had the following to say on stock issues:
“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.”via press release