Today, during Sony’s CES press conference in Las Vegas, the house of PlayStation announced a new sales milestone for the PS5.
Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan took the stage to reveal that the console has sold 30 million units to consumers around the world. This is a full sales figure, and not a “sold” figure representing shipments to retailers, which is typically disclosed during Sony’s quarterly financial reports.
Ryan also mentioned that PS5 supply finally picked up towards the end of last year after a long period of shortages due to supply chain constraints and semiconductor shortages. As a result, December 2022 was the “biggest month ever” for PS5 console sales.
According to Ryan, Sony “really appreciates the support and patience of the PlayStation community” as the company has managed “unprecedented demand” and challenges of the past two years since the console launched in November 2019. He added that everyone should have a “much easier” finding PS5 at retail in the future.
He mentioned that with the release of PS VR2 just around the corner, blockbuster games like final fantasy XIV, Hogwarts LegacyY Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 later this year, “there has never been a more exciting time to be a part of the PlayStation community.”
During the same conference, the executive also announced news related to the upcoming PlayStation VR2 headset, in addition to leonardo projecta new accessibility-focused controller for PlayStation.