Sony Interactive Entertainment recently announced that the PS5 has now sold over 50 million units worldwide – a major milestone.
For reference, the console sold 17.3 million units in early 2022, though back in July, Sony reported that the console had sold over 40 million already. This massive spike over the past year or so can be attributed to the fact that the supply issues that plagued the console have finally been solved earlier this year.
Given that the PS4 had a seven-year lifespan before the next generation, it’s fair to say that the PS5 is now reaching the second half of its lifespan. Thus, the trajectory of the PS5’s sales seems to mirror that of the PS5. After all, the PS4 has sold over 40 million units after two and a half years. If this will also be the case, we might see the PS5 sell over 100 million units in its lifespan.
As stands right now, it’s believed that the PS5 continues to outsell the Xbox Series X|S, mirroring the results of the previous generation.
Soon, the PS5 ‘Slim’ models will be released, meaning the original models will be phased out of production. With the new model’s release, it will be interesting to see if overall PS5 sales will be boosted by the slimmer and lighter console.
Source: Sony Interactive Entertainment