28 Jul 2021 3:57 PM +00:00

PlayStation 5 Is The Fastest Selling Console In Sony's History With 10 Million Units Sold

Just this morning it was revealed that Microsoft's Xbox Series X and S are the fastest-selling consoles in the company's history.

And now Sony has revealed a similar achievement for their next-generation system.

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PlayStation 5 Is The Fastest Selling Console In Sony's History With 10 Million Units Sold

Senior Vice President of Global Head of Business Operations at Sony, Veronica Rogers, expressed the remarkable news:

We are thrilled to announce that as of July 18th, 2021, we have sold more than 10 million PlayStation 5 consoles globally. This makes PS5 the fastest-selling console in the history of Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) and we couldn’t be more excited about the amazing response of our fans.

The CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, Jim Ryan, thanked PlayStation fans in a statement this morning:

I can’t express enough the deep gratitude we feel for our passionate community of PlayStation fans who have embraced PS5, and the world-class development and publishing partners who bring such incredible gaming experiences to our platforms.

Both figures also highlighted difficulties in obtaining the console, and that Sony is working to fulfil that demand:

While PS5 has reached more households faster than any of our previous consoles, we still have a lot of work ahead of us as demand for PS5 continues to outstrip supply. I want gamers to know that while we continue to face unique challenges throughout the world that affect our industry and many others, improving inventory levels remains a top priority for SIE.
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Sales figures were also acknowledged by Sony with Spiderman: Miles Morales topping 6.5 million copies sold since its launch. While MLB The Show and Returnal have passed 2 million and 560,000 units respectively.

Since its launch in June, Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart has already surpassed 1 million sales.