PS5 Sold an Estimated 2.1 to 2.5 Million Units Worldwide on Launch Days - SalesWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 24 November 2020 / 28,073 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @TrunksWD.