Sony Interactive Entertainment Dec. 20 announced the PlayStation 5 console has surpassed 50 million units sold through to consumers, three years after its Nov. 2020 launch.
“Achieving this PS5 sales milestone is a testament to the unwavering support of the global PlayStation community and their passion for the incredible experiences created by the talented developers from PlayStation Studios and our partners,” Jim Ryan, president and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, said in a statement. “We’re grateful for all of our players who have joined the PS5 journey so far, and we’re thrilled that this is the first holiday season since launch that we have a full supply of PS5 consoles – so anyone who wants to get one can get one.”
It’s been the biggest November for PlayStation consoles sold through to consumers, according to the company, driven by recent hits such as the Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 from Insomniac Games, as well as partner titles including Baldur’s Gate 3 from Larian Studios and Alan Wake 2 from Remedy Entertainment and Epic Games. EA Sports FC 24, the newest entry from the perennial sports favorite, and the PlayStation debut of Roblox have also been hugely popular with the community, according to Sony.
PS2 is still the top-selling console ever with 159 million units sold, according to analyst Michael Pachter at Wedbush Securities. Nintendo DS is No. 2 with 154 million units, and Nintendo Switch with 134 million.