Sony PlayStation 5 sales cross 50 million globally

Sony Corporation has announced that it has sold 50 million PlayStation 5 consoles globally since the launch. The company reported 10 million sales mark in July 2021, in 8 months of launch, making it the fastest selling PlayStation console ever, it hit 30 million mark in December 2022, and 40 million in July. It has added 10 million in less than 5 months.

With PlayStation sales growing by 65% to 22.5 million units this year, Sony should be on track to meet its goal of shipping 25 million consoles by March 2024.

This momentum has been driven by recent hits such as the critically acclaimed PS5 game Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 from Insomniac Games, as well as celebrated partner titles including Baldur’s Gate 3 from Larian Studios, and Alan Wake 2 from Remedy Entertainment and Epic Games, said the company.

EA SPORTS FC 24, the newest entry from the perennial sports favorite, and the PlayStation debut of Roblox, which appeals to gamers of all ages, have also been hugely popular with the community, it added.

Sony started the holiday sale earlier this week, which will further boost the sales.

Commenting on the new milestone, Jim Ryan, President and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, said:

Achieving this PS5 sales milestone is a testament to the unwavering support of the global PlayStation community and their passion for the incredible experiences created by the talented developers from PlayStation Studios and our partners. We’re grateful for all of our players who have joined the PS5 journey so far, and we’re thrilled that this is the first holiday season since launch that we have a full supply of PS5 consoles – so anyone who wants to get one can get one.

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