Sony sold over 10 million PlayStation 5 units worldwide

With the sale of more than 10 million consoles, the PlayStation 5 (PS5) has become the best-selling console in the history of Sony Interactive Entertainment. PS5 has surpassed the sales of PS4 and has broken all records. However, the company faces supply constraints as demand grows.

“We… still have a lot of work ahead of us as demand for the PlayStation 5 (PS5) continues to outstrip supply,” says Jim Ryan, President and CEO of SIE. While demand for the game continues to rise globally, Sony is having a hard time maintaining its supply and fulfilling adequate stock. Aside from this, the mid-year slump has been another reason for the drop in sales.

Online channels like Amazon have played a big role in supplying consoles to customers. This gaming station comes in two variants: the first one is with a disc called the standard variant priced at Rs. 49,990 and the other without the disc is priced at Rs. 39,990. The other exclusive games coming from Play Station studios include a new God of War from Santa Monica Studios, Gran Turismo 7 from Polyphony digital, and Horizon Forbidden West from Guerilla Games. According to Company’s blog post, the other influential games are Electronic Art’s Battlefield 2042, Bethesda’s DEATH LOOP, Ubisoft’s Far Cry 6, and Ember Lab’s Kena: Bridge of Spirits.

Playstation 5
Playstation 5

However, Microsoft also released its X-Box One Era consoles, with its CEO announcing: “The Xbox S and X series are our fastest selling consoles to date, the consoles have sold lifetimes to date than any older generation.” But the company has now stopped sharing statistics showing the total number of sales.

What amazed people is that these millions of consoles were sold during the unprecedented times of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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