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PS5 Is Now Trending 5% Above PS4 & Tracking 87% Ahead Of PS3 On Time Aligned Basis In US

Circana (previously The NPD Group) has revealed that the PS5 is tracking favourable when compared to previous iterations of PlayStation hardware in the US, despite having launched amidst a worldwide pandemic and suffering from major stock shortages.

Specifically, Sony’s flagship home console is trending 5% above the PS4 and 87% ahead of the PS3 in time aligned units sold life-to-date. This follows a report back in April from Circana, which reported that PS5 sales were tracking ahead of its predecessor on a time-aligned basis.

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The PS5 has been enjoying a major surge in sales this summer thanks to the introduction of a limited time price cut by Sony. In Europe, sales of the console for July were up 244% year-on-year, while in the UK sales jumped 75% following the introduction of the price cut.

Sony announced during its latest financial briefing that the PS5 has now shipped 40 million units worldwide.

[Source – Games Industry]