Sony’s PS5 is now the company’s fastest-selling game console

Sony’s PS5 is now the company’s fastest-selling game console

Granted, it may not look as impressive compared to the PS4’s worldwide sales figure of 106 million as of December 31, 2019; but keep in mind, this took 6 years to reach. It took 9 months for the PS4 to reach the 10 million mark. The PS5? It did it in 8 months. That speaks a lot about how successful this latest PlayStation is. If the constant sold-out state of the console didn’t already clue you in, that is.

GamesIndustry.biz reported that, as of July 28, 2021; the PS5 is now officially the fastest-selling game console out of all of the PlayStations, including the previous generation PS4. Since its release on November 12, 2020; the PS5 has reached 10 million units sold worldwide. Sure, it may only be less than 0.13% of the current world population, but it’s still a lot of people who own this console.

PS4: YOU CAN’T HAVE A SUCCESSFUL CONSOLE WITHOUT THE GAMES

Thank you, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
After all, what’s a console without the games to back it up? Fortunately, the PS5 has got those too. In first place, we have Spider-Man: Miles Morales: the sequel to 2018’s Marvel’s Spider-Man. This game launched at the same time the PS5 did on November 12, 2020. Since then, it has sold over 6.5 million copies.

So much nostalgia with this series.
The runner-up for best PS5 game is Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart. Despite being only released last month on June 11, 2021; this game has already sold 1.1 million copies worldwide. As someone who has played nearly every Ratchet & Clank game going all the way back to the PS2, this bit of news gives me the warm fuzzies.

Sci-fi horror to the max.
Finally, at third on our list, we have Returnal. This roguelike sci-fi horror third-person shooter (wow, what a mouthful) game launched on April 30, 2021. Since then, it has sold 560,000 copies. Yeah, it might not be as impressive as the other 2, it’s still an interesting experience for those who want it.

And before anyone asks: don’t talk to me about MLB: The Show 21. I don’t really consider that to be a great game. It may have sold 2 million copies, but sales figures don’t necessarily make a great game in this case.

CONCLUSION
The PS5 is officially Sony’s biggest success story. Just 8 months after its release, it has already reached the 10 million units sold mark. It took 9 months for the PS4 to do the same. Perhaps this will make Sony ramp up production of this game console? Maybe then, we can finally play those PS5 exclusive video games.

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