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Absolutely Every PS5 is Sold, Says PlayStation CEO

Absolutely Every PS5 is Sold, Says PlayStation CEO - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 20 November 2020 / 4,712 Views

Sony launched the PlayStation 5 in select markets on November 12 and yesterday launched the console in most of the remaining major markets worldwide. 

PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan in an interview with TASS was asked about how well the PS5 has sold in its launch and as expected the PS5 has sold out everywhere it is available. He is working right now to increase the supply of the console to try to meet the high demand. 

"Everything is sold. Absolutely everything is sold," said Ryan.

"And everything will be sold in Russia, there’s no doubt about that. I’ve spent much of the last year trying to be sure that we can generate enough demand for the product. And now in terms of my executive bandwidth I’m spending a lot more time on trying to increase supply to meet that demand."

The PlayStation 5 is now available worldwide.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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23 Comments

DonFerrari (on 20 November 2020)

I want the numbers.

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AFattyGamer (on 20 November 2020)

RELEASE those sales numbers Sony! I know the PS5 broke tons of sale records.

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holzi (on 21 November 2020)

It likely did not because this console is more supply constrained than PS4 but still had basically a global launch. Otherwise they would have already released that information like Microsoft did with Xbox Series even though it probably sold way less units than the PS5.

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DonFerrari (on 21 November 2020)

MS didn't release the numbers, they said outsold X1, they said they wouldn't reveal the numbers even if they outsold PS5.

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Blood_Tears (on 20 November 2020)

One interview with 12 questions and 12 answers. Do we really need a new article for every question/answer? You gave the TASS link in each of them, why can't you just post the whole interview and source it back? It's getting to be like the old list websites where you have to click through pages upon pages just for clicks of little to no info.

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SvenTheTurkey (on 21 November 2020)

I agree they shouldn't all be split into different articles. But this one should at least get a pass since this is a sales-oriented website. The numbers would be nice though.

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VAMatt (on 22 November 2020)

It drives clicks, which drives ad revenue. I agree that it is somewhat annoying, but we do have to recognize the way making money with websites works. iMO, this is nowhere close to as bad as the list/slideshow websites. The way it is done here is just about the right balance between the interests of readers and the writer/website.

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kazuyamishima (on 20 November 2020)

He’s not wrong tho, here in Australia most retailers already sold out stock for early 2021 and demand is still extremely high.

I heard is the same in all regions.

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B6a6es (on 21 November 2020)

the Demand is So High that im more interested in Scalpers to actual Customers Ratio

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LivncA_Dis3 (on 21 November 2020)

we want more numbers here in philippines...
i think we only have less than 1000 units jayzus!

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Walbert (on 21 November 2020)

Yeah and some have been sold and not received.

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Naum (on 21 November 2020)

So first 2 weeks they gonna have ganbuster sales but by week 3 it will drop alot since every PS5 went to preorders

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siebensus4 (on 20 November 2020)

I wonder how many % of the shipped SKUs you find on ebay for a higher price...

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Amnesia (on 20 November 2020)

Worth buying some more SONY stocks ? It is already high...

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Dallinor (on 20 November 2020)

Shares are at a 19 year high. Analysts are bullish on Sony though, because they're switching to more reliable sources of revenue streams and cutting costs. Could be worth it.

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Amnesia (on 20 November 2020)

I am dumb, I had bought some at 68 a few minutes after the PS5 reveal, and sold it at 74 a few days later, because it was not looking like the announcement had brought any real boost on the share price on June.

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DonFerrari (on 20 November 2020)

I think the shares are still going to evaluate some, but you should have bought before the release.

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Amnesia (on 20 November 2020)

"should have" is an expression and feeling to forget and reject from our mind when we want to trade on the market. It only hurts. The only one thing we can do is to assimilate the lesson. I am still a too fragile hand who sell too fast, but so far I have never lost a transaction. Only lost potential big gain.

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DonFerrari (on 20 November 2020)

Sure. Will rephrase. I don't think it will evaluate much more on the next few months, I would buy a little closer to the next financial report. Unless you expect shares to drop a little because of the RD of PS5 and profit being lower due to the consoles selling at loss..

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Amnesia (on 21 November 2020)

I have every days my eyes on Nintendo and SONY, but to me they are currently too high and over my "safety margin" for buying, with a good probability to extract without damage if it doesn't go well. Nintendo and SONY often have periods where they decrease a lot for no fundamental reason.

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Amnesia (on 21 November 2020)

I have every days my eyes on Nintendo and SONY, but to me they are currently too high and over my "safety margin" for buying, with a good probability to extract without damage if it doesn't go well. Nintendo and SONY often have periods where they decrease a lot for no fundamental reason.

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TheBraveGallade (on 22 November 2020)

sells out
barely outsells the switch in the same week

at least thats how it is in japan so

  • -1
SvenTheTurkey (on 21 November 2020)

Breaking news: Video game system sells out at launch during holiday season. Lol. We all knew this would happen. Even Microsoft can say the same.

But I think he is lying. Because aren't there new units at the factory that haven't left yet? Lol.

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