Sony has announced that 40 million PS5 consoles have now been sold through to customers.
Comparatively, the PS4 reached the milestone two months earlier, but wasn’t faced with the same stock constraints that the PS5 was for the first two years of its life.
In a blog post on the Sony website, Sony President & CEO Jim Ryan said “We launched PlayStation 5 in November 2020 and the world was in a strange and different place than when we announced the console in 2019. Despite the unprecedented challenges of COVID, our teams and our partners worked diligently to deliver PS5 on time.”
“For more months than I care to remember, we kept thanking our community for their patience while working through these issues. But now PS5 supply is well-stocked and we are seeing that pent up demand finally being met.” Ryan continued.
“With the support of PlayStation fans, we have reached a milestone of 40 million PS5 consoles sold through* to gamers since launch. Thank you so much to our community of gamers – without you this would have been an impossible task.” said Ryan about hitting the milestone.