The PlayStation 5, while extremely hard to get due to the fact that it is sold out within seconds every restock, has now officially sold over 10 million consoles as of July 18, making it the fastest-selling console in the history of Sony Interactive Entertainment.
Even faster than the PS4? Yes! The PS5 actually hit 10 million consoles sold one month faster than the PS4 did.
The milestone, announced on the SIE Blog, is quite an achievement, especially when you consider that the past year has been hobbled by the pandemic, affecting stocks on a global scale. Can you imagine how much more it could have sold without shortages?
Sony has also announced 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
With titles like Horizon Forbidden West, Kena: Bridge of Spirits, Gran Turismo 7, God of War Ragnarok, and much more to look forward to in the months and years to come, we’re looking forward to what other records the PlayStation 5 can continue to break.
Have you gotten yourself a PlayStation 5 already?