Today marks the 2nd anniversary of PlayStation 5. It has been 24 months since the fastest-selling PlayStation console was launched. The console was released in Australia, Japan, New Zealand, North America, and South Korea on 12 November. A week later, it was released worldwide on 19 November, so the launch was split into two phases.
Just 249 days after its launch, Playstation 5 sold over 10 million units worldwide. It became the fastest Sony console to reach the number within 249 days of launch. Compared with the last Sony console PlayStation 4, the PS5 came the 10 million units a month earlier than the PS4.
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.
US NPD HW – PlayStation 5 is the fastest selling console in U.S. history in both unit and dollar sales (lifetime sales with five months on the market).
— Mat Piscatella (@MatPiscatella) April 16, 2021
Furthermore, PlayStation 5 is the fastest-selling console in US history. Five months after its launch, PlayStation became Sony’s successful console in both units and dollar sales. Though PlayStation 5 has sold over 25 million units as of November 2022, the sales will continue for a while. However, PS5 has a long way to go before entering the list of best-selling consoles of all time. However, PlayStation 2 is leading the list with 155 million units sold.
Moreover, the PS5 was launched during the covid period. Despite facing a global pandemic and chip shortage, PlayStation still gathered huge figures. Becoming the fastest-selling console in sony’s history during the pandemic was a massive win for them.
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.
It’s been two incredible years of PlayStation5, and we are hopeful that the coming years will be more successful for the console. Games like God of War Ragnarok and Elden Ring, the leading contenders for the GOTY award, and future games like Tekken 8 and Final Fantasy XVI will be six months of PS5 limited.
Let’s not forget the PlayStation VR2, an upcoming VR headset for the PS5 console, which will be available on 22 February 2023 with a price tag of $549.99. What do you think about Playstation 5? Do you own one? Please let us know in the comment.
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