In just eight months the PS5 has already become PlayStation’s fastest selling console in history. If only you could actually buy one.
In news that would surprise all of zero gamers, the PS5 is selling pretty darn gangbusters. In fact, according to the company’s internal figures, the shiny new system has sold through (meaning hitting the hands of actual consumers) more than a whopping 10 million units globally since its launch of November last year.
That number is not only quicker than what the PS4 was able to achieve, the PS5 now holds the title of fastest selling console in the company’s history.
Time will tell if it’s got the legs to catch up with the mighty PS2. That absolute beast hit over 155 million units worldwide, although that was likely helped along by many parents being hoodwinked into the classic “But it’s actually a DVD player” argument as well. The 00s were a wild time.
“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,” Jim Ryan, president and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment told Business Wire.
“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.”
No kidding, Jimbo. While the fight for systems is naturally difficult throughout the US, we’re having plenty of issues on our shores as well. Apparently he does feel bad about the whole thing though, so that’s… something?
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In terms of PS5 software, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales is top dog, with more than 6.5 million copies, while the gorgeous Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart has hit 1.1 million despite only releasing back in June.
If you’re keen as mustard to jump in on the PS5 action, we suggest checking out this nifty tracker to keep an eye on upcoming stock.