Sony PlayStation 5 Sales Cross 40 Million Mark, CEO Says Supply Is Now Well Stocked

It took Sony about two and a half years since the PlayStation 5 launch to reach the milestone.

  • PlayStation 5 sales figures are as of the week ending July 16, 2023.
  • These numbers include both digital and disc PlayStation 5 variants.
  • The PlayStation 5 is currently available with a Rs 7,500 discount in India.

Sony refreshed its lineup of gaming consoles with PlayStation 5 announcement in 2019 followed by the availability in 2020. As one would have expected, it quickly became the dream gadget for many as it became the fastest-selling console in the company’s history. It sold 10 million units within a year and these numbers have only gone up. The latest announcement from the company reveals it has now sold four times the number of units mentioned above.

40 Million Sony PlayStation 5 Units Sold

Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) has announced that 40 million PlayStation 5 units have been sold worldwide. These numbers are as of the week ending July 16, 2023, which means it must have sold many more since then. The sales data is for both the disc and digital editions of the current-gen gaming console.

The PlayStation 5 crossed the 30 million mark in January this year. It means it took about half a year to sell another 10 million units. The number of units Sony has been able to move is only increasing, thanks to the improved supply chain. In fact, Jim Ryan, President and CEO of SIE has assured PlayStation 5 supply is now well-stocked and they are finally able to meet the pent-up demand.

This is good news for gamers around the globe who have struggled to get their hands on the new console. The situation was much worse during the early days of the launch as many compared buying a PlayStation 5 to chasing a unicorn. This was due to the very limited availability of the console as there were chip shortages and COVID-19 lockdowns in many parts of the world. Even the units that became available for purchase were usually bought by scalpers using shopping bots and resold for hefty prices.

All of these things have changed and the situation has improved drastically. It is now a lot easier to buy the PlayStation 5 even in India. Sony is currently running a special PlayStation 5 deal where it is offering flat Rs 7,500 off on the disc version. The console can now be grabbed for Rs 47,490 (until August 7) through any of the online and offline retailers. If you are lucky enough to club some bank offers with the deal, you can get it for even cheaper.

In other news, Sony recently unveiled the PlayStation 5 Spider-Man 2 Limited Edition console. It has custom PlayStation 5 faceplates and a DualSense controller design inspired by the symbiote but these can also be purchased separately. The bundle also includes a voucher code to redeem Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 digital edition once it releases on September 20. Buyers will get all the pre-order bonuses of the game too. The console bundle itself is available for pre-orders and will go on sale from September 1.