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Sony Announces PS5 Sales Have Hit 40 Million Worldwide Since Launch

PS5 sales have reached 40 million units globally since its launch in November 2020, Sony Interactive Entertainment announced today.

For comparison, the PS4 reached the 40 million milestone in 30 months and six days, with PS5 hitting it in 32 months and 15 days. However, you have to remember that Sony’s latest console was plagued by major stock shortages for over 18 months before things settled down due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jim Ryan, President and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, commented:

We launched PlayStation 5 in November 2020 and the world was in a strange and different place than when we announced the console in 2019. Despite the unprecedented challenges of COVID, our teams and our partners worked diligently to deliver PS5 on time. We continued to face headwinds with the pandemic, and it took months for supply chains to normalize so we could have the inventory to keep up with demand.

For more months than I care to remember, we kept thanking our community for their patience while working through these issues. But now PS5 supply is well-stocked and we are seeing that pent up demand finally being met.

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At this point in the PS5’s lifecycle we’re seeing heavy rumours about a new version of the system launching, which is said to feature a detachable disc drive. Furthermore, it is also reported that Sony is looking to release a PS5 Pro at some point next year.

[Source – Sony Press Release]