Sony sold nearly 8 million PlayStation 5s in just five months – the most requested console ever
As of March 31 of this year, Sony has sold approximately 7.8 million new-generation PlayStation 5 (PS5) game consoles worldwide. Such data are presented in the published quarterly report.
The PlayStation 5 went on sale on November 12 last year in the United States, Canada, Mexico, South Korea, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand. And on the 19th of the same month, the novelty was released in other regions.
The demand for the console was very high. So, according to NPD estimates, in the United States, according to the results of the first five months after the PlayStation 5, it became the fastest-selling console in history – both in quantity and in monetary terms. At the same time, there is still a shortage of the device, and Sony has not yet managed to cope with the huge demand.
At the end of 2020, global sales of the PlayStation 5 amounted to 4.5 million units. Thus, during January-March, Sony sold approximately 3.3 million of these consoles.
The report also says that it was delivered about 1 million consoles of the previous generation during the last quarter – PlayStation 4. The total shipments of these devices reached 115.9 million units. On an annualized basis, quarterly demand for the PlayStation 4 fell 28.6%.