Sony’s PlayStation 5 (PS5) continues to make waves in the gaming industry, with sales now surpassing 46.6 million units. This impressive figure was achieved despite the various supply chain issues that have plagued the tech industry.
Sony had a blockbuster quarter when it came to PS5 sales. The company sold 4.9 million PS5 units in its second financial quarter which ended on September 30. This brings the total number of consoles sold to 46.6 million. It’s worth noting that this figure is 1.6 million units more than the same period in 2022.
Sony couldn’t keep up with the demand for the console for quite some time due to supply chain issues. However, it was finally able to ramp up production last year after the shortages had eased up. By July 2023, Sony announced that it had already sold more than 40 million PS5 consoles since the model came out in November 2020.
To reach its sales target of shipping 25 million PS5 units for this financial year, Sony will have to sell 16.8 million more units. That’s a massive figure, considering it only sold 19.1 million PS5 consoles for the whole financial year of 2022. But according to Reuters, Sony President Hiroki Totoki is confident that the goal is something the company “can attain very easily”.
Sony is likely expecting a boost in sales when its smaller PS5 models come out this month, just in time for people’s holiday shopping sprees. In addition to its hardware sales, Sony has also reported that it sold 67.6 million games in the second quarter.