Sony has now sold more than 50 million PlayStation 5 units worldwide. The company announced the milestone on Wednesday, a feat achieved in three years since the console was launched in November 2020.
The PlayStation 4 was able to hit the 50 million milestone units sold one week faster than the PlayStation 5 did. In July when Sony announced the PS5 had shipped 40 million units globally, it was tracking two months behind, according to GamesIndustryBiz. Sony launched the PS5 in 2020 amidst a shortage of components and supply constraint issues but the company has managed to ramp up production and meet up with increasing demand.
In November in Europe, PS5 sales went up by 376 per cent compared to November 2022. Sony announced redesigned models smaller in size than the original console in October as the company tries to drive up supply.
“Achieving this PS5 sales milestone is a testament to the unwavering support of the global PlayStation community and their passion for the incredible experiences created by the talented developers from PlayStation Studios and our partners,” said Jim Ryan, President and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment.
“We’re grateful for all of our players who have joined the PS5 journey so far, and we’re thrilled that this is the first holiday season since launch that we have a full supply of PS5 consoles – so anyone who wants to get one can get one.”
Sony’s target for the current financial year ending March 2024 is to ship 25 million PS5 and it looks like the company is on track for that.