PlayStation 5 Sales Have Reached 40 Million

PlayStation 5 sales Is Outselling PlayStation 4

The Sony PlayStation 5 (PS5) has surpassed 40 million in sales.

The news comes via a Sony release on Thursday morning touting the console’s achievement nearly three years after its launch.

“With the support of PlayStation fans, we have reached a milestone of 40 million PS5 consoles sold through to gamers since launch,” Sony’s Jim Ryan said. “Thank you so much to our community of gamers – without you this would have been an impossible task.

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“PS5 launched with the best catalog of games in our history and the momentum for great content keeps getting stronger. From innovative indie games to AAA blockbusters, there are more than 2,500 PS5 games now available, and it has never been a better time to experience PS5 In the last two months alone, we have seen incredible new games from our partners, including Final Fantasy XVI, Diablo IV, and Street Fighter 6.”

For comparison purposes, the PlayStation 4 reached the 40 million sales threshold two months sooner in its life span. However, it was also a more readily available console around its launch than the PS5.

Sony’s announcement comes soon after the PlayStation 5 standard edition received huge discounts worldwide, which was accurately leaked last week.

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