PS5 Had the Biggest Console Launch in History - SalesWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 01 December 2020 / 5,606 Views
The PlayStation 5 had a bigger launch than any other PlayStation in history, according to the official PlayStation Twitter account.
The previous record-holder for the biggest console launch in video game history was the PlayStation 4, which means the PS5 set a new record for the biggest console launch. The PS4 sold more than 2.1 million units over the course of its staggered launch in 2013.
"We want to thank gamers everywhere for making the PS5 launch our biggest console launch ever," reads the official PlayStation Twitter account.
"Demand for PS5 is unprecedented, so we wanted to confirm that more PS5 inventory will be coming to retailers before the end of the year -- please stay in touch with you local retailers."
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 staggered launch days.
We want to thank gamers everywhere for making the PS5 launch our biggest console launch ever. Demand for PS5 is unprecedented, so we wanted to confirm that more PS5 inventory will be coming to retailers before the end of the year - please stay in touch with your local retailers.— PlayStation (@PlayStation) November 25, 2020
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