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Sony Confirms PS5 Sales Top 10 Million Units

Sony Confirms PS5 Sales Top 10 Million Units - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 August 2021 / 23,597 Views

Sony Interactive Entertainment has confirmed PlayStation 5 sales have surpassed 10 million units worldwide as of July 18. The PS5 is the fastest-selling console in PlayStation history and is outpacing the sales of its predecessor, the PlayStation 4.

"I can’t express enough the deep gratitude we feel for our passionate community of PlayStation fans who have embraced PS5, and the world-class development and publishing partners who bring such incredible gaming experiences to our platforms," said president and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment Jim Ryan.

"While PS5 has reached more households faster than any of our previous consoles, we still have a lot of work ahead of us as demand for PS5 continues to outstrip supply. I want gamers to know that while we continue to face unique challenges throughout the world that affect our industry and many others, improving inventory levels remains a top priority for SIE."

Sony Confirms PS5 Sales Top 10 Million Units

Sony Interactive Entertainment has also shared some software figures:

  • Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales - 6.5 million units
  • MLB The Show 21 - 2 million units
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart - 1.1 million units
  • Returnal - 560,000 units

"We are thrilled to announce that as of July 18th, 2021, we have sold more than 10 million PlayStation 5 consoles globally," said  Sony Interactive Entertainment senior vice president and global head of business operations Veronica Rogers in a statement. "This makes PS5 the fastest-selling console in the history of Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) and we couldn’t be more excited about the amazing response of our fans.

"Pushing through supply challenges and a global pandemic, we’re proud to have delivered a transformational gaming experience that is captivating players around the world. Everyone at SIE put their all into making the PlayStation experience better than ever. I’d like to call out a couple of teams who made especially important contributions."


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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28 Comments
bubblegamer (on 28 July 2021)

PS5 doing fantastic considering the shortage and chip problems. Repeating the PS4 legacy it seems.

Ratchet at 1.1 in a month time is great, fastest selling ratchet game apparently! Returnal is doing alright, could do better, but it's not a big genre and with it costing 80 euros it is a surprising it's selling at all. I expect 2 million in a couple of years when the price is lower.

Morales is just a beast, nothing else to add here.

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Evilms (on 28 July 2021)

more than 10.4 million sold in 8 month ! just a crazy performance

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method114 (on 28 July 2021)

Seems every single gaming company is doing better than ever right now. It's just a good time in general to be involved in gaming.

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Torpoleon method114 (on 28 July 2021)

It really is great to see! Probably the first time since the SNES/Genesis that all the major competitors are doing well. And the first time it is 3 competitors.

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thevideogameninja (on 28 July 2021)

Awesome news!

Even more impressive when you consider that trying to get your hands on one is like trying to find the Holy Grail.

At this point in time I might have to sacrifice my first born just to get a hold of one. PS... Don't tell my wife.

What's the situation look like where any of you are? I have been to both Canada and the U.S.A and every place I have been they are no where to be found. I did find some X box Series X's (2.) but everywhere else was dry as well.

-PS5 HUNTER NINJA APPROVED-

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Juanita thevideogameninja (on 29 July 2021)

No chance in complete Germany.
But i have my PS5 dayone :D

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thevideogameninja Juanita (on 03 August 2021)

Nice!

-LUCKY DUCK NINJA APPROVED-

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yo33331 (on 28 July 2021)

What about PS4 ? They normally announce the PS4 numbers as well.

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Blood_Tears yo33331 (on 29 July 2021)

This news was just a PR milestone announcement. The PS4/5 shipment news will be revealed next Wednesday when Sony releases their quarterly report.

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twintail (on 28 July 2021)

So much for needing E3...

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icykai (on 28 July 2021)

Amazing numbers in such a short time. Does 18th July put it on 35th or 36th week?

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LivncA_Dis3 (on 29 July 2021)

Here in the Philippines all ps4 consoles are sold out too because of ps5 rave!
Xbox here is non existent!

Ps5 being out of stock is actually helping ps4 move units!

Congrats Sony for 10mil ggwpez

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AFattyGamer (on 28 July 2021)

"Started from nothing but he got this strong." - Jay Z

It's a Sony BABY!!

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SKMBlake (on 28 July 2021)

I recall wise words from Don Mattrick about the first console to reach 10 million

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Xeon SKMBlake (on 28 July 2021)

Don Mattrick said a lot of things...

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mjk45 Xeon (on 28 July 2021)

and not many of them were wise

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Kakadu18 (on 28 July 2021)

Returnal's sales are a bit disappointing, but not to surprising.
Do we have any numbers for Demon's Souls?

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trunkswd Kakadu18 (on 28 July 2021)

They didn't share any, which doesn't bode well to its sales numbers.

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Kakadu18 trunkswd (on 28 July 2021)

Too bad.

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bubblegamer trunkswd (on 28 July 2021)

Demons Souls is not first Party, the statement contains news about first party titles only.

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trunkswd bubblegamer (on 28 July 2021)

That would do it. I didn't think of that.

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Kakadu18 bubblegamer (on 28 July 2021)

It was published by Sony on the PS5.

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Trentonater bubblegamer (on 28 July 2021)

Any game that has the label Playstation Studios is first party

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Kakadu18 trunkswd (on 28 July 2021)

So is the PS5 the fastest console to reach 10 million?

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They said it was a mega sucess that exceded all expectations news boy.

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JuliusHackebeil (on 28 July 2021)
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