Sony now has sold over 10 million PS5 consoles. This is more than 2,000,000 sales, compared to the 7.8 million Sony announced in April. It means that the PS5 continues outpacing sales of the PS4, making the console the fastest-selling in Sony’s history.
Although the PS5 is selling well, supply is limited and it’s still difficult for consumers to buy a console due to a global shortage of chips. Jim Ryan, President and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, stated that while PS5 has reached more households than any other consoles, there is still a lot to do.
“Demand for PS5 continues outstrip supply, but we have a lot of work to do,” he said. “I want gamers know that, while we face unique challenges around the globe that affect our industry, improving inventory levels is still a top priority at SIE.”
Sony also shared milestones related to the PS5 launch titles. Spider-Man: Miles Morales sold more than 6.5 millions copies since November’s launch. Ratchet & Clank, Rift Apart has sold more that 1.1 million copies. Returnal also has sold over 560,000 copies since April’s launch.
Although Sony continues to share console hardware sales figures, Microsoft has stopped sharing Xbox One sales numbers. Satya Nadella, Microsoft CEO, stated that “We’re all into games” during yesterday’s earnings call. “The Xbox Series S & X are our fastest-selling consoles, with more consoles sold over the life of the product than any other generation.”
Daniel Ahmad, a senior analyst with Niko Partners, shared his estimates on Twitter that the Xbox Series X / S had “total sale in” of 6.5 million as of June 30, 2021. This is up from the previous estimates of 5.7million for Xbox One and 5 million for Xbox 360.