The PlayStation 5 has sold 10 million units worldwide since it was launched in November, a number faster than any other console from Sony Interactive Entertainment, the company said on Wednesday.
The PS5 hit the milestone on July 18, 249 days after it was released, so another press release Sent Wednesday. By comparison, Sony announced on August 12, 2014 that 10 million PlayStation 4 consoles had been sold 271 days after launch.
Sony was less enthusiastic about the lower-selling PlayStation 3, Announcement in October 2008 that this console, which launched on November 11, 2006, was expected to reach 10 million units sold by March 2009. The PlayStation 2, the best-selling console of all time, had shipped 10 million units
The PlayStation 4, which is still a supported and manufactured console, has sold more than 115 million units on store shelves in almost eight years. But the 10 million milestone still matters, at least when it comes to platform makers announcing a huge success.
2008 the then Xbox boss Don Mattrick notoriously said the first console to sell 10 million “wins” its generation of hardware. Conveniently, the Xbox 360 had exceeded that limit the month before.
Microsoft hasn’t released any hard sales numbers for the Xbox Series X, which launched on November 10, 2020. On Tuesday, however, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said investors
The Sony statement on Wednesday recognized the fact that the PS5 had reached this milestone, despite facing greater demand and supply constraints than any of its predecessors. “We pride ourselves on delivering a game-changing gaming experience that captivates gamers all over the world,” said Veronica Rogers, SIE global director of operations.
That’s what the company said too MLB The Show 21, which came on the market in mid-April, has sold more than 2 million times so far. It’s by far the fastest-selling version of the game in the franchise’s 16-year history, largely because Sony San Diego also got a version for Xbox One and Xbox Series X as part of a historic agreement brokered by Major League Baseball has developed.
The Xbox Series X version was offered to Xbox Game Pass subscribers on the game launch day, which is why Sony can claim 4 million total players over the 2 million copies sold.
In Wednesday’s press release it was added that the PS5 was exclusive Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, which is made by Insomniac Games, owned by Sony, had sold more than 1.1 million copies between June 11th and July 18th.