The PS5 Has Officially Reached 50 Million Units Sold


PlayStation has announced another major milestone, with 50 million PlayStation 5 consoles sold worldwide, right at the three-year mark of the PS5 launching in November 2020.

This puts the PS5 just one week behind the PS4’s timeline in achieving lifetime sales of 50 million, which is a pretty incredible feat given the huge challenges PlayStation faced in supply during the height of restrictions around the COVID pandemic.

“Achieving this PS5 sales milestone is a testament to the unwavering support of the global PlayStation community and their passion for the incredible experiences created by the talented developers from PlayStation Studios and our partners,” said Jim Ryan, President and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment in an accompanying press release.

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“We’re grateful for all of our players who have joined the PS5 journey so far, and we’re thrilled that this is the first holiday season since launch that we have a full supply of PS5 consoles – so anyone who wants to get one can get one.”

With just-launched titles like Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 having been nominated for multiple end-of-year awards, upcoming releases like The Last of Us Part II Remastered looking to capitalise on a growing audience and the recently-released revised model offering an even better overall experience (you can read our review here), there’s no doubt still plenty of momentum left in Sony’s hugely popular machine.