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PS5 Reaches 46.6 Million Units Shipped Worldwide

The PS5 has shipped 46.6 million units worldwide since its launch in November 2020, Sony Interactive Entertainment announced during its latest earnings report overnight.

The console manufacturer report that its Game & Network Services division posted revenue of $6.32 billion during FY23 Q2, which represents a year-on-year increase of 32%. Operating profit meanwhile was up 16% on the same period last year, but lower than FY19 — FY21.

The PS5 shipped a total of 4.9 million units during the three-month period ended September 30, which reportedly set a record for a PlayStation console during a second quarter period. This also marked a 48% increase compared to the same period last year.

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Sony had previously forecast sales of 25 million PS5s during the FY ended March 2024, which it aims to reach with a series of holiday offers as well as the new PS5 Slim model launching this month.

Speaking during Sony’s earnings call, Hiroki Took, the company’s president, COO and CFO, commented:

It’s not something we can attain very easily, but we think that the year-end sales are the most important period and during this season we have a new model and Spider-Man 2. So, we want to keep our target.

The PS5 launched in November 2020 in major territories including the US, UK and Europe, but was plagued by stock shortages for almost two years due a lack of manufacturing components brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

[Source – Gematsu]