PS5 Global Sales Surpass PS4, 10 Million Units Sold
Sony Interactive Entertainment just announced that PS5 has sold over 10 million units and is now the fastest-selling console in Sony’s history. Despite the impressive figures, the company is still struggling with the shortage of supply.
“I can’t express enough the deep gratitude we feel for our passionate community of PlayStation fans who have embraced PS5, and the world-class development and publishing partners who bring such incredible gaming experiences to our platforms,” Jim Ryan, president and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, said in a press release.
However, PS5 supply doesn’t rise along with the beaming success the sale figures achieved. COVID-19 is still deeply affecting the company’s console output. As Ryan has pointed out, “While PS5 has reached more households faster than any of our previous consoles, we still have a lot of work ahead of us as demand for PS5 continues to outstrip supply.” That being said, SIE acknowledges the issue and will strive to upkeep the demand. “I want gamers to know that while we continue to face unique challenges throughout the world that affect our industry and many others, improving inventory levels remains a top priority for SIE,” said Ryan.
The press release also includes the records trending PlayStation games hold. Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart from Insomniac Games has sold more than 1.1 million copies since releasing on June 11, 2021. Also from Insomniac Games, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales has surpassed 6.5 million copies. And Returnal from Housemarque, a Finland game development studio newly purchased by Sony, has sold 1.1 million copies.
Besides Housemarque, Sony also bought Nixxes Software B.V. earlier this month. The Dutch studio has a team with over 20 years of experience, having developed games including Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Marvel’s AvengersDeus, Ex: Mankind Divided, etc.
“Housemarque has flexed its creative palette on a wide range of PlayStation games over the years that have continually showcased the power of our hardware,” said Ryan. “The addition of Housemarque to PlayStation Studios reiterates our commitment to elevating the best development teams in the industry and delivering new experiences that can only be found on the PlayStation platform…We can’t wait to bring PlayStation fans more fresh, new experiences.”