PlayStation has announced that as of July 16, 2023, it’s officially cross over 40 million PS5 console units sold since it was launched in November 2020.
It’s a pretty significant achievement given it’s only a couple of months later than it took the PS4 to reach the same goal, despite early challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic/manufacturing struggles that would have had a negative impact on sales.
The SIE blog post announcing the milestone has also shared some other interesting insight, including the fact that there are now more than 2,500 PS5 games available, and said:
“We launched PlayStation 5 in November 2020 and the world was in a strange and different place than when we announced the console in 2019. Despite the unprecedented challenges of COVID, our teams and our partners worked diligently to deliver PS5 on time. We continued to face headwinds with the pandemic, and it took months for supply chains to normalise so we could have the inventory to keep up with demand. For more months than I care to remember, we kept thanking our community for their patience while working through these issues. But now PS5 supply is well-stocked and we are seeing that pent up demand finally being met.
“With the support of PlayStation fans, we have reached a milestone of 40 million PS5 consoles sold through to gamers since launch. Thank you so much to our community of gamers – without you this would have been an impossible task.”
That number is no doubt set to grow in the very near future with PlayStation launching its very first Limited Edition PS5 console bundle to come with custom cover plates and DualSense Controller, to celebrate the upcoming launch of Marvel’s Spider-Man 2.