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Published on July 28th, 2021 | by gareth


Sony Reports 10 Million Plus PS5 Units Sold

Great news for Playstation as despite supply issues; the unit keeps selling.

PlayStation 5 Surpasses 10 Million Units Sold, Remains the Fastest Selling Console
in Sony Interactive Entertainment History

Since launching in November 2020, PS5 global sales have outpaced PlayStation 4,
SIE’s previous record holder for fastest selling console

Sony Interactive Entertainment announced today that its newest generation game
console, PlayStation®5 (PS5™), has sold through more than 10 million units* globally
since first launching on November 12, 2020. PS5 is the fastest-selling console in
the company’s history and continues to outpace sales of its predecessor,
PlayStation®4 (PS4™).

SIE also achieved additional milestones across its portfolio of PlayStation Studios
games, including:

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

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. 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. Some of the highly
anticipated games from SIE’s partners include Battlefield 2042 from Electronic Arts,
DEATHLOOP from Bethesda, Far Cry®6 from Ubisoft, and Kena: Bridge of Spirits from
Ember Lab.

* As of July 18, 2021


About the Author

Syndicated movie & game critic, writer, author and frequent radio guest. His work has appeared in over 60 publications worldwide and he is the creator of the rising entertainment site and publication “Skewed and Reviewed”. He has three books of film, game reviews and interviews published and is a well-received and in demand speaker on the convention circuit. Gareth has appeared in movies and is a regular guest on a top-rated Seattle morning show. He has also appeared briefly in films such as “Prefountaine”, “Postal”. “Far Cry”. and others. Gareth is also an in-demand speaker at several conventions and has conducted popular panels for over two decades.

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