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PS5 Ships 10.1 Million Units as of June 30, PS4 Ships 116.4 Million

PS5 Ships 10.1 Million Units as of June 30, PS4 Ships 116.4 Million - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 04 August 2021 / 11,921 Views

Sony Interactive Entertainment in its financial results announced it has shipped 10.1 million PlayStation 5 consoles as of June 30, 2021.

For reference, the PlayStation 4 had shipped 10.4 million units as of June 30, 2014. This puts the PS5 behind shipped PS4 units by 300,000. However, the PS5 sell-through to consumers topped 10 million units as of July 18, 2021, while the PS4 did not reach this milestone until three weeks later.

With 7.8 million PlayStation 5 consoles shipped through the end of March 2021 that means 2.3 million units were shipped from April to June. As was the case in the previous quarter, demand is still way more than Sony is able to supply. 

Sony shipped 0.5 million PlayStation 4 consoles for the quarter, which is down from 1.9 million for the same quarter a year ago. Lifetime PlayStation 4 shipments are currently at 116.5 million units. 

PS5 Ships 4.5 Million Units as of December 31, Lifetime PS4 Shipments Reach 115.1 Million

There were a total of 63.6 million games sold on the PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 for the quarter. This is down 27.8 million from 91.4  million during the same period a year earlier. 

There were 10.5 million first-party games sold across the PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4. This is down 8.2 million from 18.7 million first-party games sold a year ago. 

The number of PlayStation Plus subscribers is now at 46.3 million, which is up 1.3 million from 45 million from the same quarter a year ago. 

Sony's Game & Network Services Segment for the quarter ending June 30, 2021, reported revenue increased two percent year-over-year to 615.8 billion yen ($5.62 billion), while operating income dropped 32.6 percent to 83.3 billion yen ($0.76 billion).


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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14 Comments
Evilms (on 04 August 2021)

Launch (Revenue) :

1-Q1 2021 - $5.62 billion (PS5)
2-Q1 2014 - $2.50 billion (PS4)
3-Q1 2017 - $1.37 billion (Switch)

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thevideogameninja (on 04 August 2021)

Some interesting stats no doubt.

I know it's unfair to ask this but I really wonder what things would have looked like if this chip shortage/pandemic never happened.

I can't remember another console generation in recent memory where finding a console was so difficult (and I've been through quite a few.).

It's at the point where if I come in to contact with a PS5 in the wild it's an immediate purchase. It doesn't matter where I am, who I am with, how much money I have in my pocket, if a PS5 is just out there being offered for a reasonable price it is an instant buy.

-STOP EVERYTHING & BUY NINJA APPROVED-

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AdvanceWebSolutions (on 04 August 2021)

It was just reported today by the Sony CFO that they've found a solution for the chip shortages so PS5's should be in greater supply. "Sony says it has secured enough components to hit its goal of selling over 22 million PS5s by the end of its current fiscal year, despite an ongoing global semiconductor shortage." Seems encouraging it would be nice to actually grab one off the shelves or preorder instead of the madness that is now.

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yo33331 (on 04 August 2021)

the title says 116.4M, in the article says 116.5M which is the right one ?

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NextGen_Gamer (on 04 August 2021)

It's funny comparing the sell-through to 10 million for PS4 and PS5, to their shipment numbers through June 30 of their respective years. Essentially every single unsold PS5 is simply because it is in transit to a destination - where it will immediately be sold lol. PS4 had (a very traditional) 500,000 or so consoles sitting in warehouses and retail stores at any given time.

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Xeon (on 04 August 2021)

Historic Quarter in terms of revenue. Best Q1 ever for revenue for any platform holder.

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siebensus4 (on 04 August 2021)

Title says "March 31" instead of "June 30" ^^

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trunkswd siebensus4 (on 04 August 2021)

Thank you for pointing that out. I guess I should have waited to have my first cup of coffee before publishing this.

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siebensus4 trunkswd (on 04 August 2021)

Haha, don't worry. I'd also copy & paste articles instead of writing everything new ;-)

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trunkswd siebensus4 (on 04 August 2021)

It makes sense when it is just updating numbers from the previous quarter and adding one or two new things to it.

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xl-klaudkil (on 04 August 2021)

So from june 30 to july 17 ps5 didnt sell a single console acording to vgc

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trunkswd xl-klaudkil (on 04 August 2021)

10.1 million is shipped and not sold to consumers. Sony already announced PS5 sold 10 million as of July 18. By July 18 shipment figures would be around 10.5-10.6 million.

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Agente42 xl-klaudkil (on 04 August 2021)

shipped is difernt than sold to consumers.

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eddy7eddy xl-klaudkil (on 04 August 2021)

Consumer is shipped than different to sold.

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