Despite the fact that many people still can’t get their hands on one, at least in the United States, Sony Interactive Entertainment announced this morning that PlayStation 5 sales have surpassed the 10 million units mark globally.
The PlayStation 5 launched on November 12, 2020. The PlayStation 5 sales figure makes it the fastest-selling console in the company’s history and shows that it continues to outpace sales of its predecessor, the PlayStation 4.
While one can argue that a lot of these sales are going to bots and scalpers, who then resell the console at higher prices, it’s still an impressive mark to reach nonetheless.
Sony Interactive Entertainment also shared additional milestones across its portfolio of PlayStation Studios games as of July 18, 2021.
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales from Insomniac Games has sold more than 6.5 million copies since releasing on November 12, 2020.
MLB The Show 21 from San Diego Studio is the fastest-selling title in franchise history with more than 2 million copies sold across all platforms. The game has reached more than 4 million players since releasing on April 16, 2021.
Returnal from Housemarque, a new IP that launched to critical acclaim, has sold more than 560,000 copies since releasing on April 30, 2021.
And Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart from Insomniac Games has sold more than 1.1 million copies since releasing on June 11, 2021.
“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,” said Jim Ryan, president and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment.
“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.”
He added: “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.”
Looking ahead, the lineup of exclusive games coming from PlayStation Studios includes a new God of War from Santa Monica Studios, Gran Turismo 7 from Polyphony Digital, and Horizon Forbidden West from Guerrilla Games.
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