Sony has reached a new PS5 sale milestone. According to the company, PS5 sales have now surpassed 20 million units sold since launch back in December 2020. Sadly, the PS5 is still trailing far behind the PS4 when it comes to units sold. However, this is mainly due to the lack of stock around the globe.
Sony says that this number is still an achievement regardless of how difficult it is to get hold of a PS5 console. The company has struggled to move console units around the world due to the ongoing semiconductor shortages brought on by the covid-19 pandemic.
The company says that even with the supply restraints, they expect the PS5 to outsell the PS4 during its lifecyle. Sony is also working on ways to improve the supply demand for the console. They aim to increase production in the coming months. This is most likely to meet help meet the demand ahead of the official PS VR2 release date later this year.
Veronica Rogers, head of global sales and business operations at Sony Interactive Entertainment, said in a statement:
“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.”
We don’t know by how much Sony plans on increasing the console production by but the company wants more PS5 consoles on the market as fast as possible. Last month, we reported that Sony listed a new PS5 console model in production in Japan. Previous reports claimed that the company was investigating ways of producing the console without the need for the same number of semiconductors. This would help them increase production without the current supply restaints.