Sony Interactive Entertainment has told GamesIndustry.biz that it has now reached 20 million sales of its feverishly-popular PlayStation 5 console.
The news comes amid ongoing struggles with supply due to component shortages and global shipping delays, meaning the milestone likely would have come a lot sooner otherwise. Sales of the PS5 have been outpacing the PS4 by a huge margin with Sony recently reporting that it took them 82 minutes to sell 80,000 PS5 consoles in comparison to the same amount of PS4s in nine days.
“We are thrilled to share that Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) has sold more than 20 million PlayStation 5 consoles globally,” Head of Global Sales and Business Operations at Sony Interactive Entertainment, Veronica Rogers told the website.
“Since PS5’s launch, our teams have worked tirelessly to deliver a truly next-gen gaming console that has won the world over and we want to take this time to thank the fans for their support. Your passion for the PlayStation brand is what drives us and what inspires us to innovate new technology, engineer the future of gaming, and continue creating the best place to play.”
Rogers goes on to say that production will increase significantly this year, which should be music to the ears of anyone not in that 20 million-strong legion of PS5 owners so far.
“To those fans who have yet to get their hands on a console, please know that we are planning on a significant ramp-up in PS5 production this year and we are working endlessly to make sure that PlayStation 5 is available for everyone who wants one.”