For the longest time since its launch in late 2020, it was difficult for gamers to get their hands on the PS5. Supply of the highly popular console is finally “well-stocked” now – as the Japanese company puts it – and Sony also shared that a whopping 40 million units of the PS5 have been sold worldwide.
This figure is accurate as of the week ending 16 July, 2023. “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 the president and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, Jim Ryan.
“A great addition to the PS5 generation has been our array of accessories,” he added. With products such as Project Q – which allows PS5 games to be streamed to the device – and PlayStation-branded wireless earbuds in the horizon, it’s evident that the company is aiming to expand this further.
It’s also worth noting that it has been almost three years since the initial release of the PS5, so it’s no surprise that rumours of a PS5 Pro have started surfacing. A November 2024 launch date has been thrown around, but as is the case with rumours, take this with a pinch of salt.