How Many PS5 Have Been Sold?

The PS5 took the world by storm when it was released at the end of 2020. People scrambled to purchase the coveted console that would supposedly revolutionize their gaming experience. But, just how popular is the PlayStation 5, and what do the sales stats show?

Keep scrolling to find out!

How Many PS5 Have Been Sold?

(Source: NME)

The most recent global figures (December 2021) indicate that there’ve been 17.3 million  PS5 units sold so far. Although the sales have struggled due to supply chain issues caused by the pandemic, it’s still the fastest-selling Sony console of all time.

More Stats About PlayStation 5

If you want to learn more about the number of PS5 units sold and some other fun facts and figures about this powerhouse console, you’ve come to the right place!

Read on to get the low down below.

Sony is on track to sell more than 65 million units by 2024.

(Source: Statista)

Furthermore, PS5 sales stats estimated that the company would sell around 33.5 million units by the end of 2022 and that total sales would reach 50.2 million units by the end of 2023.

NBA 2K22 was the most downloaded PS5 game in 2021.

(Source: Statista)

Moreover, the game was the most downloaded in both the US and Canada! However, this ultra-popular video game landed in the 13th spot in Europe, while FIFA 22 ranked first. Call of Duty: Vanguard was second in the US, Canada, and  Europe.

According to PS5 launch sales stats, PlayStation5 sold 3.4 million consoles in the first month.

(Source: NME)

Furthermore, stats regarding PS5 weekly sales indicate that this was their fastest-selling console in the US. Sony’s PS4 was the previous holder of this impressive title.

Scalpers caused inflated prices of PS5 consoles.

(Source: Sky News)

Getting a hold of PlayStation5 this past Christmas was highly problematic. The main reason for the console’s scarcity was a global shortage of computer chips.

However, scalpers had a significant role in creating the lack of retail availability because they bought in bulk to then re-sold for large profits.

PS5 monthly sales show better numbers than PS4 sales in the first months.

(Source: VG Chartz)

August 2021 was the tenth month since PS5 was released, and it sold 12.35 million units during that period, while PS4 sold 10.45 million units in the same time frame.

Overall, it had sold over 800,000 units more than PS4 did during the same time frame.

In comparison, Xbox Series X has sold 12 million units.

(Source: Pocket Lint)

In fact, Xbox’s earnings increased by over 17% in 2021, to $16 billion. Plus, it earned additional money from content and services from the Microsoft gaming division, reaching $12.6 billion.

Wrapping Up

The stats above indicate that PS5’s popularity is undeniable, and it doesn’t show any signs of slowing down anytime soon.

Although it had its struggles, even a global shortage of computer chips and the pandemic couldn’t prevent it from becoming Sony’s fastest-selling console to date.


Ema is an ESL teacher (who is highly curious about technology in education) and a content writer. She enjoys writing on all sorts of subjects and she loves a good challenge. When she’s not working, you can find her reading a mystery thriller or watching “Shutter Island” for the umpteenth time.

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