The PS5 has sold 13.4 million units since its launch last November, according to the latest Sony financial report on PlayStation. In the last quarter, the console also managed to sell over 3.3 million units, solidifying the popular gaming console as a fast-selling juggernaut on the market.
Sony’s financial report for Q2 2021 has been made public, revealing the PS5’s impressive sales numbers since its launch in November last year. Apart from console sales, Sony stated that there was 47.2 million PlayStation Plus subscribers in Q2 2021, covering both the PS4 and PS5 subscriptions. Alongside that information, Sony revealed that an estimated 104 million players are actively gaming on consoles or the PlayStation Network.
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The report went into detail about the amount of first and third-party games also sold for both PS4 and PS5. According to the numbers, 76.4 million video games were sold. 7.6 million of them were Sony first-party titles, while the remaining 68.8 million were third-party sales. Interestingly enough, a whopping 62% of those game purchases were digital downloads, further widening the gap between physical and digital purchases this generation. As we continue into the current generation of the PS5, this number will likely increase.
Sony has enjoyed massive success so far in terms of console sales for the PS5, even though stock shortages continue to affect retailers worldwide. PlayStation have promised to make a push into the PC market as well, with many exclusives making their way to Steam, including God of War and Horizon Zero Dawn, among others. The PS5 will also have a number of exclusives launch across the generation as Sony has made plans to double down on AAA first-party production. It’s worth noting that stock shortages are expected to continue into 2022, making the demand for the PS5 that much higher.