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PS5 Had the Biggest Console Launch in History, Says PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan

PS5 Had the Biggest Console Launch in History, Says PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 April 2021 / 2,464 Views

Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan during Sony's CES press conference announced the PlayStation 5 was the biggest launch ever for Sony and was the biggest video game console launch in history. 

He did not provide any exact figures during the announcement. He did mention PlayStation IPs expanding to new audiences with the upcoming Uncharted movie starring Tom Holland and The Last of Us HBO series.

The PlayStation 5 has sold through an estimated 4.48 million units through December 26, according to VGChartz estimates.

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 or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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LivncA_Dis3 (on 11 January 2021)

Woohoo!congrats sony hopefully I get my console too!

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Yassgragra (on 11 January 2021)

All I hear is “mine is bigger than yours”..

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AFattyGamer (on 12 January 2021)

Lets go Sony!!!! I've still got my eye on you Mr . Jim Ryan ... Lead Sony and PlayStation to new heights. PS5 is coming for it!

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Ryotsu (on 12 January 2021)


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DonFerrari (on 12 January 2021)

So a no news new... nothing new to see.

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siebensus4 (on 11 January 2021)

...and what about software sales?

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Azzanation siebensus4 (on 11 January 2021)

Cant sell software if consumers don't have the consoles...

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siebensus4 Azzanation (on 15 January 2021)

After the biggest console launch in history, consumers should have consoles.

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Azzanation siebensus4 (on 15 January 2021)

Do consumers actually have them?

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xl-klaudkil (on 12 January 2021)
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Darwinianevolution (on 11 January 2021)
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Random_Matt (on 11 January 2021)
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