Just a year and a half of its launch, ElPlayStation 5 has managed to sell more than 20 million units. This is a fairly impressive amount. However, the number would have been larger if it was not for the complications in the production that the pandemic has caused.
According to Gamesindustry.biz, PS5 managed to sell 20 million units since its launch in November 2020 . This was what Veronica Rogers, Senior Vice President, and head of Global Sales and Commercial Operations of Sony Interactive Entertainment, in this regard:
We are delighted to share that Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) has sold more than 20 million PlayStation 5 consoles worldwide.
Since the launch of PS5, our teams have worked tirelessly to offer a true next-generation games console that has conquered the world and we want to take advantage of this moment to thank fans for their support. His passion for the PlayStation brand is what drives us and inspires us to innovate in new technologies, design the future of games and continue creating the best place to play.
For those fans who do not yet have a console in their hands, know that we are planning a significant increase in the production of PS5 this year and we are working without stopping to ensure that PlayStation 5 is available for everyone who wants 1.
As Daniel Ahmad, Niko Partners analyst, points out, this means that in just 18 months and 22 days, or 568 days, 20 million consoles were sold. In comparison, The PS4 reached this number in 15 months and 14 days, or 471 days . However, it is important to mention that the PS5 reached the 10 million mark much before the previous Sony console. This makes it clear that the greatest obstacle is at this time the production and distribution of PS5.
In related issues, Sony expects the PS5 to be its biggest platform so far. Similarly, PS5 pro would arrive next year.
The availability of the PS5 varies greatly depending on the region. In Mexico it is not a big problem to find this console at Amazon or a store, the inconvenience arises with the price. However, there are areas where having this console in your hands is much more complicated.