Sony Corporation today announced that it has sold 10 million PlayStation 5 consoles globally as of July 18th, 2021, making it the fastest-selling PlayStation console in the history. The company earlier reported 4.5 million sales till December, and it reached 7.8 million in March 2021. The company took just 8 months to achieve this feat. It took 6 years for PS4 to reach 100 million. Looks at the sales of PS5, it should take half the time to reach the milestone.
The company said that its Hardware Engineering and Operations team was vital in providing the resources to build the physical PS5 units and partnered with their global Business Operations teams to deliver PlayStation 5 from its origin point to markets and customers around the world. Both of these teams, and their tireless efforts, were absolutely critical in delivering 10M units during this historic year.
The upcoming line up of exclusive games coming from PlayStation Studios includes a new God of War from Santa Monica Studios, Gran Turismo 7 from Polyphony Digital, and Horizon Forbidden West from Guerrilla Games. Some of the highly anticipated games from SIE’s partners include Battlefield 2042 from Electronic Arts, DEATHLOOP from Bethesda, Far Cry 6 From Ubisoft, and Kena: Bridge of Spirits from Ember Lab.
Regarding the new milestone, Sony said:
We are incredibly grateful to our fans for the terrific reception of PS5 and our growing portfolio of gaming entertainment. Without your support and confidence, this early success would not have been possible. We are making steady progress with available global supply and can’t wait for the day when everyone who wants a PS5 can easily get one.
Our commitment to supporting PlayStation’s entire community, across all platforms and services, has never been stronger. So, wherever gamers are on their journey with us, we are committed to making sure that PlayStation is the best place to play.