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PS5 Sold an Estimated 2.1 to 2.5 Million Units Worldwide on Launch Days

PS5 Sold an Estimated 2.1 to 2.5 Million Units Worldwide on Launch Days - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 24 November 2020 / 27,229 Views

Sony launched its next-generation console - the PlayStation 5 - with a staggered release earlier this month. The console launched first in North America, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, and South Korea on November 12, followed by Europe and the rest of the world a week later on November 19. 

Based on preliminary data VGChartz estimates that the PlayStation 5 sold between an estimated 2.1 million to 2.5 million units worldwide when you combine its two launch days.

The $499 PS5 proved to be far more popular than the $399 PS5 Digital Edition, with over 75 percent of the total estimated sales. 

PS5 Sold an Estimated 2.1 to 2.5 Million Units Worldwide on Launch Day

On November 12, the PS5 sold between an estimated 1.3 million and 1.6 million units across the US, Canada, Mexico Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, and South Korea.

Breaking November 12 sales further down, the PS5 in the US sold between 1.0 million and 1.2 million units. In Canada, sales were between 95,000 and 110,000 units, while in Mexico they were between 65,000 and 75,000 units. In Oceania, (Australia and New Zealand combined) the PS5 sold between 45,000 and 60,000 units. In Japan, the PS5 sold between  115,000 and 120,000 units.

On November 19, the PS5 sold between an estimated 800,000 and 900,000 units across Europe and the rest of the world. The majority of sales for the November 19 launch came in Europe with between 660,000 and 800,000 units sold.

Breaking Europe launch day sales further down, the PS5 sold in the UK between 230,000 and 280,000 units. In France, sales were between 105,000 and 125,000 units, while in Germany they were between 115,000 and 140,000 units.

VGChartz earlier this month released estimated sales for the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. The two next-generation consoles from Microsoft between an estimated 1.1 million to 1.4 million units worldwide in its first 24 hours.


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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19 Comments
Alby_da_Wolf (on 24 November 2020)

Impressive, even more considering the logistics nightmare due to the pandemic.

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pikashoe (on 24 November 2020)

Wow very impressive

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SuperNintend0rk (on 24 November 2020)

Damn that's really impressive! Supply clearly isn't as limited as I thought. There's just a insane level of demand!

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SKMBlake (on 25 November 2020)

And 3 million people are still waiting to buy one

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B6a6es (on 25 November 2020)

PS5 will outsell PS4 if it keeps the momentum

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Signalstar (on 24 November 2020)

Cool! So PS5 possibly matched or exceeded the PS4 launch sales record in the UK (or slightly below it).

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trunkswd Signalstar (on 24 November 2020)

Our range puts sales around PS4 worldwide.

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Blood_Tears Signalstar (on 25 November 2020)

Playstation twitter account confirmed today that PS5 is their biggest console launch to date.

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jason1637 (on 25 November 2020)

Great start for Playstation

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Angelv577 (on 25 November 2020)

Ps5 didnt sell more because they couldnt ship more.

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Tridrakious (on 25 November 2020)

So probably sitting somewhere between 2.5 million and 3 million right now. Friending on how many they got back to the original November 12th launch countries got their 2nd week.

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UnderwaterFunktown (on 24 November 2020)

Thought at first this was Nov 12 sales alone which seemed completely ridiculous, but combining the two launch days makes those sales more believe, even if still insanely strong.

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trunkswd UnderwaterFunktown (on 24 November 2020)

Nope. This is the two launch days combined.

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AFattyGamer (on 25 November 2020)

Imagine if Sony wasn't held back by their supply. Jesus Sony. PS5 is here with a vengeance

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AFattyGamer AFattyGamer (on 25 November 2020)

*GamesIndustry Has confirmed Sony PS5 not only had the biggest launch in PlayStation history, but PS5 had the biggest CONSOLE launch in history. It's been confirmed that PS5 surpassed PS4's console launch in which the PS4 previously held that record. Insane Sony. Utterly insane.

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LivncA_Dis3 (on 25 November 2020)

im still waiting but i also dont have cash,

if this fcken china virus never happened the launch day for ps5 mightve been easy 5 mil or more...

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xl-klaudkil (on 25 November 2020)

Pretty impressive. Covid and a 499 price tag and still sell like crazy.

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Eagle367 (on 25 November 2020)

So we'll get an update soon but due to the staggered release, ps5 would be between 1.2 and 1.7 mil. Wonder how much Ninty shipped this week. Probably not gonna beat ps5 and XseX but possibly could for the week after release of both consoles and of course the rest of the holidays

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