Sony has announced a new sales milestone for the PS5. The company says the console has hit 30 million units sold since its launch back in 2020. This 30 million represents the sold-through figure worldwide so this is the number of PS5 consoles which have shipped across the globe since launch.
Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan announced the milestone at the company’s CES media briefing. Ryan claims that thanks to the relief of supply constraints surrounding the PS5 console shipments, December 2022 resulted in the biggest month ever for the console. However, he didn’t elaborate on the exact sale numbers for December.
According to the CEO, Sony has managed to surpass the demand for PS5 stock and overcome various challenges facing the global economy in the past few months. He claims that finding a PS5 would result in a “much easier time” going forward. Ryan has seemingly confirmed that supply issues surrounding the console are now a thing of the past.
Sony has a few big months ahead of them as we enter the year. The company plans on rolling out its DualSense Edge later this month. In addition, PS VR2 is expected to launch in February. Jim Ryan mentioned that the hardware will ship with some blockbuster games including Horizon Call of the Mountain.
Apart from its new hardware, Sony also has a few exclusives coming up too. The company has a marketing deal with Warner Bros on Hogwarts Legacy. In addition, the PS5 exclusive Final Fantasy XVI is set to launch later this year. We also have the release of the highly anticipated Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 which is expected to launch sometime after September 2023.