PlayStation 5 Sells Over 10 Million Units Worldwide; Fastes Selling PlayStation Console of All Time

Sony Interactive Entertainment has announced that the PlayStation 5 console has now sold over 10 million units globally as of July 18, 2021. With this console’s release only being on November 12, 2020, this makes the PlayStation 5 the fastest-selling PlayStation of all time, and in the entirety of Sony Interactive Entertainment’s history.

The PlayStation 5 has numerous features making it a considerable upgrade from the PlayStation 4 family of systems, such as a built-in SSD, resulting in swifter load times and optimized performance, 3D audio for further enhanced audio across the array of available titles, and, perhaps most well-received, the DualSense controller. This controller has been an absolute hit with consumers thanks to its adaptive triggers providing unprecedented immersion in select games, and haptic feedback also being unquestionably defining.

In a post from BusinessWire, Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan said the following regarding this celebratory news:

“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. 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.”

You can read the full Sony Interactive Entertainment blog release going into further detail about this announcement here.


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