Since its launch, the PlayStation 5 has been a resounding sales success. Despite supply-chain issues presented by the pandemic, the PlayStation 5 continues to be on a sales arch that surpasses the PlayStation 4, which was a resounding success in its own right. This morning the head of PlayStation SIE, Jim Ryan, announced the latest milestone.
The PS5 has officially passed 40 million units sold. This easily places it among the fastest-selling consoles of all-time and Ryan offered a statement on its success:
We launched PlayStation 5 in November 2020 and the world was in a strange and different place than when we announced the console in 2019. Despite the unprecedented challenges of COVID, our teams and our partners worked diligently to deliver PS5 on time. We continued to face headwinds with the pandemic, and it took months for supply chains to normalize so we could have the inventory to keep up with demand. For more months than I care to remember, we kept thanking our community for their patience while working through these issues. But now PS5 supply is well-stocked and we are seeing that pent up demand finally being met.
With the support of PlayStation fans, we have reached a milestone of 40 million PS5 consoles sold through* to gamers since launch. Thank you so much to our community of gamers – without you this would have been an impossible task.
The team also shared a look at the most popular games on the platform as voted by fans.
No matter how you look at the numbers, what the PS5 has accomplished to date is impressive. Whether it will pass the PS4, or the mighty PS2, is yet to be seen. But Sony and PlayStation are certainly off to a good start.