PS5 has officially sold 50 million units. That number is accurate as of 9th December, 2023 – and reflects consoles sold directly to consumers, not shipped to retailers. It means the system took 161 weeks to achieve the milestone, just one week more than it took the PS4 to reach the same feat. Obviously, the new-gen system has spent much of its lifespan supply constrained thus far, with the issues only recently being fully resolved.
“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 outgoing boss Jim Ryan. “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.”
According to a press release, excitement for PS5 propelled the platform holder to its biggest November on record. “This momentum has been driven by recent hits such as the critically acclaimed PS5 game Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 from Insomniac Games, as well as celebrated partner titles including Baldur’s Gate 3 from Larian Studios, and Alan Wake 2 from Remedy Entertainment and Epic Games. EA Sports FC 24, the newest entry from the perennial sports favourite, and the PlayStation debut of Roblox, which appeals to gamers of all ages, have also been hugely popular with the community.”