PlayStation 5 Officially Hits 10 Million Sales Milestone
The PlayStation 5 isn’t even a year old yet and it already managed to hit the 10 million sales milestone. It’s easily the fastest-selling PlayStation console and it might be the fastest of all time as well.
PlayStation 5 Hits 10 Million Sales Milestone
Sony Interactive Entertainment has recently announced that their PlayStation 5 console has officially hit the 10 million sales milestone. They calculated based on global sales up to 18th July 2021. In case you might have forgotten, Sony’s next gen gaming consoles was launched on 12th November 2020, making it about 8 months old.
The PlayStation 5 actually managed to outpace the sales of its predecessor, the PS4, as it managed to hit that milestone a full month earlier. This is a good sign for the company, especially given that they are facing supply shortage issues.
Apart from the console’s new achievement, there were other notable milestones across the PlayStation Studios games. This includes the following:
- Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales from Insomniac Games has sold more than 6.5 million copies since releasing on 12th November 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 16th April 2021
- Returnal from Housemarque has sold more than 560,000 copies since releasing on 30th April 2021
- Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart from Insomniac Games has sold more than 1.1 million copies since releasing on 11th June 2021
PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan did note that they still have plenty of unique challenges ahead of them, with supply being the top of their list at the moment. We can expect more games coming your way for the PlayStation 5 moving forward, from the likes of the God of War sequel to Battlefield 2042.
Pokdepinion: That’s pretty fast but I can’t help shake the feeling of there still not being many people around me lacking one for themselves. In fact, I can still count them with my hands. Hopefully the supply issue gets fixed soon so more people can enjoy the next gen console gaming experience.