The next generation of gaming has seen colossal improvements in terms of performance and optimizations. This feat would not have been possible without the new robust consoles. PlayStation 5 is undoubtedly one of the best consoles in the world. Sony’s latest console provides many beloved exclusives while providing immense upgrades over the last generation. Likewise, PlayStation 5 sales have seen tremendous success in different parts of the world.
First reported by the German gaming industry magazine, GamesWirtschaft, the 2020/21 financial year sales have now been unveiled and it seems like the PlayStation 5 had sold over a million units during its first year in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland. During the release period, which was between mid-November 2020 and March 2021, Sony assembled and shipped 7.8 million PlayStation 5 consoles worldwide. 490,000 of these consoles were in German-speaking countries.
In the first seven months of the 2021/22 financial year, 556,000 PlayStation 5 consoles were added, an average of 80,000 devices per month. To clarify, 87 out of 100 consoles went to Germany, while the “rest” to Austria and Switzerland. Taking note of the comparatively big group incorporated last October, the number of PlayStation 5 owners in Germany alone are now safely in the scope of the low seven-digit.
These numerals are exciting because they enclose the release period of the PlayStation 5, showing the massive improvements in sales compared to the previous console. Exactly 434,000 PlayStation 4 consoles were sold in the equivalent duration of 2013/14. The PlayStation 5 release climbed a higher peak than the previous model despite all the troubles, as these figures show.
Like in the DACH region, sales of PlayStation 5 consoles have touched an all-time high, with sales of over 17.3 million units worldwide. Large quantities of consoles were delivered between October and December. However, the collapse of sales at the turn of the year is worth mentioning due to the global semiconductor shortages. Even large trading partners like Amazon and Euronics are best supplied at gaps of several weeks, sometimes months. However, Sony managed to profit from the increased demand for their console, as the sales proved.
The sales of the console have been off the charts. Many parts of the world have seen massive sales as compared to last-generation consoles. Arguably, the new generation of PlayStation consoles has proven to thrive worldwide despite the ongoing semiconductor shortages. DACH region is one of those parts of the world where PlayStation 5 sales have dominated significantly over the previous generation consoles.