Since the release of the PlayStation 5, the latest video game console from Sony has only created new milestones for the overall industry. It was not long until the system already became the highest-selling console of all time in the United States alone. But then it shattered records of previous systems as well then too.
For one, the newest console dismantled Nintendo Switch’s 33-consecutive week as the most-sold system last fall. But, that is not the only time the firm rained over Nintendo that year. Additionally, it was later discovered that the PlayStation 5 also outsold the lifetime sales of the Nintendo Wii U which only dished out 13+ million units since its release.
In a new financial report, Sony unveils that the PlayStation 5 is now well over 19 million units. More precisely, the system has sold 19.3 million since November 2020. The PlayStation 4 also makes some sound selling 117.2 million also; which is a new record of the previous 116 million achieved back in August last year.
Over the course of the past financial quarter, Sony managed to sell 2 million PlayStation 5 units by March 31st this year. However, this actually happens to be a blow to the firm as it shipped 3.3 million units this time last year – leaving the PlayStation firm with a 1.3 million disadvantage to its previous time frame in 2021.
Despite PlayStation 5 being the latest console, the PlayStation 4 still manages to sell while the hottest hardware is being constrained in production. From Bloomberg, it is told that production of the 2013 machine is to increase in the meantime until Sony has a better hand on shipping out more PlayStation 5 consoles from the factories.
Elsewhere recently, the PlayStation 4 was officially toppled by the Nintendo Switch in sales – at least in the United States. In that, the 2017 console managed to outperform its older competitor as of recently thanks to a report from VGChartz. You can read the full report by heading here.
What are your thoughts on the progress from Sony’s consoles this quarter?