PS5 sales hit 20 million, console production ramps up

Sony’s PlayStation 5 game console has sold 20 million units worldwide since its launch in November 2020, the company confirmed to CNET via email on Friday. The next-gen PS5 console hit the milestone despite a stock shortage due to the pandemic and global supply chain issues, as previously reported by GamesIndustry.biz.

It currently follows the PS4, but Sony expects the PS5 to eventually surpass its predecessor. The fresh sales news comes less than a year later sales reached 10 million worldwidea milestone that the PS5 reached a month faster than the PS4.

“For the fans who haven’t got their hands on a console yet, know that this year we plan to significantly ramp up PS5 production and we are working endlessly to make sure PlayStation 5 is available to everyone who wants one.” Veronica Rogers, head of global sales and operations at Sony Interactive Entertainment, said in a statement.

On Thursdays, PlayStations State of affairs livestream showed key upcoming games including a Resident Evil 4 remakeFinal Fantasy 16 and Street Fighter 6.


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