PlayStation Studios has reached yet another milestone, with 20 million worldwide for the PlayStation 5. Let’s face it, PlayStation 5 had been flying off shelves since it launched back in November 2020. Back in the day, it had become nearly impossible to see this masterpiece in stock at stores.
Countless enthusiasts even ended up buying this gem at scalped prices due to availability issues. Sony Group Corporation tried but could not cope with the spiking demand for the PlayStation 5. This was right around when the silicon shortage arose worldwide, but today’s statement from the company seems promising.
Earlier today, Sony Interactive Entertainment told GamesIndustry.biz about the achievement in detail. Veronica Rogers, Head of Global Sales and Business Operations at Sony Interactive Entertainment, announced today, “We are thrilled to share that Sony Interactive Entertainment has sold more than 20 million PlayStation 5 consoles globally.”
She went on ahead to congratulate the team and expressed gratitude to the players for this achievement; “Since PS5’s launch, our teams have worked tirelessly to deliver a truly next-gen gaming console that has won the world over and the we want to take this time to thank the fans for their support. Your passion for the PlayStation brand is what drives us and what inspires us to innovate new technology, engineer the future of gaming, and continue creating the best place to play.”
The availability issues faced by gamers did not go unnoticed and she added more to the news by sharing how the company intends to tackle the situation; “To those fans who have yet to get their hands on a console, please know that we are planning on a significant ramp-up in PS5 production this year and we are working endlessly to make sure that PlayStation 5 is available for everyone who wants one.”
As for now, PlayStation 5, currently, is still behind in terms of sales, as compared to its predecessor. However, according to a recent report from Sony Group Corporation, 80,000 units of PlayStation 5 were sold in just a matter of 82 minutes, making it a record.
On the other hand, comparatively, PlayStation 4 took roughly 9 days for that amount of sales. It’s fair to assume that PlayStation 5 would’ve made this sales breakthrough months back if the silicon shortage issue had not arisen. With this announcement, the future of PlayStation 5 looks very promising indeed.