In November of last year, Sony kicked off its arrival to the new generation. PS5 was landing in stores and, despite a worrying lack of stock, has been achieving significant sales figures since its launch.
Jim Ryan, CEO of PlayStation, has revealed to GamesIndustry.biz that PS5 has surpassed 10 million consoles sold worldwide. This data was reached on July 18, a little less than a month faster than its predecessor, PS4.
Ryan highlights the company’s ability to deal with supply problems and how they have tried to meet demand as much as possible, noting that increasing stock continues to be one of their priorities. “The commitment on the platform is the highest we have ever seen, no matter how you look at it,” says the person in charge.
In addition, Ryan does not clarify in which regions sales have performed best, although he is excited about the performance in China. “We made a lot of noise at the launch, we allocated a good amount of stock, and it sold out very, very quickly. The same kind of energy that we see in the West. It is still early, but that encourages us,” reveals the CEO.
Exclusive titles are not far behind.
Video games are another big part of the cake. Therefore, Sony has revealed how four of its main works have performed since its launch:
- Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales – Over 6.5 million copies.
- MLB The Show 21: More than 2 million copies sold on all platforms. The game has reached more than 4 million players since its launch on April 16, 2021.
- Returnal: more than 560,000 copies.
- Ratchet & Clank: A Dimension Apart: more than 1.1 million copies.
One of the titles we ran out of data on is Demon’s Souls, one of the launch games for PS5 and exclusive to the console. Regarding the case of MLB The Show 21, included in Xbox Game Pass, Jim Ryan has clarified that “it is always interesting to experiment with new models, but the main reason why MLB: The Show has done so well is that it is a great play.”
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