Sony has sold 20 million PlayStation 5 units globally, which is a notable achievement. Considering a scarcity of supplies owing to the pandemic and worldwide distribution network concerns, the PS5 system reached the milestone, as initially disclosed by GamesIndustry.biz. Within the next 6 months, Sony has committed to dramatically enhancing its manufacturing efforts.
The PS5 has gotten off to a fantastic start. Since its release in November 2020, the PS5 has been in high demand, and it would have reached that record much sooner if not for a worldwide scarcity of supplies. Sony has sold around 700K PS5s in the first quarter, and its most recent significant achievement was the shipment of 19.3 million units in March, but now the team surpassed the 20 million milestone.
Reports: PlayStation 5 has sold 20 million units copies worldwide
“Since the release of the PS5, our teams have worked tirelessly to provide a genuinely next-generation gaming system that has won the globe over, and we want to take this opportunity to thank the fans for their support,” stated Veronica Rogers, SVP, head of worldwide sales and business operations at Sony Interactive Entertainment.
She continued, “Your enthusiasm for the PlayStation brand motivates and encourages us to develop new technologies, engineer the future of gaming, and continue to make PlayStation the finest place to play.”
Earlier month, Sony revealed that it supplied 11.5 million PS5 systems in the fiscal year that ended in March 2022, falling short of its planned aim of 14.8 million devices by over 3 million devices owing to necessary parts delays due to the pandemic.
Although it is presently languishing under the PS4, Sony hopes the PS5 to eventually catch up to its conventional counterpart. The latest sales figures emerge less than a year after the PS5 surpassed the 10 million mark globally, a feat the PS5 accomplished a month ahead of the PS4.