Even though it’s hard to find, the PlayStation 5 still sells well around the world. In fact, more than 10 million units have been sold since the console launched last November, making it Sony’s best-selling console ever.
By comparison, it took Sony nine months to sell 10 million PS4 units, which have sold more than 100 million units worldwide since November 2013.
This is hard to believe considering the production delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which means thousands of gamers have had to wait for Sony to restock devices globally.
“We’ve created more PlayStation consoles faster than ever before, which makes me very happy. But on the other hand, we’re still a while away from meeting all the demand out there, which makes me feel bad,” said Jim Ryan, CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment. Reuters by email.
The high demand for PS5 consoles can also be attributed to exclusive games such as Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, return, And Ratchet & Clank Rift. Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales has been particularly profitable, selling more than 6.5 million copies since its release, while Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart has sold more than 1.1 million copies since it dropped last month and Give back about 560,000 copies since April this year.
“I cannot express how grateful we are to the passionate community of PlayStation fans who have embraced PS5, as well as our development partners and partners,” Ryan said in the press release. world-class publishers who bring such amazing gaming experiences to our platform.” “While PS5 has reached more households faster than any of our previous consoles, we still have a lot of work ahead as demand for PS5 continues to outpace supply.”