According to the company, 10 million PS5 consoles were sold in 249 days, while 10 million PS4 units were sold in 271.
The PlayStation 5 has sold 10 million units globally since its November introduction, surpassing any other Sony Interactive Entertainment console, the company announced on Wednesday.
According to another news release sent Wednesday, the PS5 reached the milestone on July 18, 249 days after its launch. In comparison, Sony declared on August 12, 2014, 271 days after the debut of the PlayStation 4, that 10 million PlayStation 4 consoles had been sold.
Sony was less enthused about the PlayStation 3, predicting in October 2008 that the device, which was released on November 11, 2006, will sell 10 million units by March 2009. As of March 23, 2001, more than a year after its release, the PlayStation 2, the best-selling console of all time, has sold 10 million copies.
In nearly eight years on store shelves, the PlayStation 4, which is still maintained and manufactured, has sold over 115 million copies. However, when it comes to platform creators announcing a major success, the 10 million mark is still noteworthy.
The PS5 achieved this milestone despite more demand and supply constraints than any of its predecessors, according to Sony’s statement on Wednesday. Veronica Rogers, SIE’s worldwide chief of business operations, stated, “Pushing through supply challenges and a global pandemic, we’re proud to have delivered a transformational gaming experience that is captivating players around the world.”.