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Despite being difficult to buy, Sony has sold over 10 million PS5 consoles

By Kenny Yeo - on 29 Jul 2021, 9:36am

Despite being difficult to buy, Sony has sold over 10 million PS5 consoles

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Despite being notoriously difficult to buy in retail, Sony has just announced that it has sold over 10 million PS5 consoles.

In April, Sony said they sold 7.8 million PS5 consoles, which means they sold over 2 million PS5 in just about three months.

It also means that the PS5 continues to outpace the sale of its predecessor, making the PS 5 the fastest-selling console in Sony's history.

It took the PS5 249 days to hit the 10 million mark, while the PS4 needed 271 days.

Jim Ryan, president and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment said:

While PS5 has reached more households faster than any of our previous consoles, we still have a lot of work ahead of us as demand for PS5 continues to outstrip supply. I want gamers to know that while we continue to face unique challenges throughout the world that affect our industry and many others, improving inventory levels remains a top priority for SIE.

Like GPUs, gaming consoles have been severely affected by the global chip shortage, which some believe might last into 2023. The shortage is also affecting other product categories like routers and even cars.

Source: Sony Interactive Entertainment

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