Sony has announced that their next-generation PlayStation 5 console has sold 10 million units since its launch in November 2020. The PS5 has now surpassed its predecessor, the PS4, to become the fastest-selling console in the company’s history.
It’s official: PS5 has sold 10 million consoles. Thank you!
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) July 28, 2021
Jim Ryan, president, and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment said “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. 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.”
PlayStation 5 is equipped with next-generation hardware to deliver the ultimate gameplay experience. The PS5 houses 8-core, 3.5 GHz AMD Zen 2 CPU, a 10.28 teraflop, AMD RDNA 2 architecture GPU with 36 CUs @ 2.23GHz, 16 GB GDDR6 RAM, 825 GB custom SSD with an NVMe SSD Slot for external storage, and 8k resolution along with gaming experience of up to 120 fps.
Sony battling PlayStation 5 shortage
It’s a known fact that the semiconductor chip shortage has put a damper on PS5’s manufacturing but in spite of that, the console remains highly sought-after. In May, CFO Hiroki Totoki said that the shortage is likely to continue till 2022.
Upcoming games on PS5
There are some exciting titles coming on the PS5 console in the future-
- Battlefield 2042 (October 22)
- Gran Tourismo 7 (2022)
- Horizon Forbidden West (late 2021)
- Deathloop (September 14)
- Far Cry 6 (October 7)
- God of War Ragnarok (TBA)
Xbox Series X/S was also Microsoft’s fastest-selling console
Microsoft launched the Xbox Series X/S console two days before the launch of PlayStation 5. The Xbox Series X/S also reaped positive results for Microsoft as it became the company’s fastest-selling console. Owing to the next-gen hardware, in the latest financial quarter, Microsoft’s revenue increased to $357 million or 11% year-over-year.