Through the official PlayStation account on Twitter, has confirmed that the launch of PlayStation 5 has been the largest on record in Sony history. In the same tweet, the company says that the demand for the new console “is unprecedented” and reports that before the end of the year it will distribute more units in stores. Sony urges those interested in purchasing a PlayStation 5 to contact retailers.
“We want to thank all gamers for making the PS5 launch the biggest we’ve ever had,” reads the post from PlayStation on Twitter. “The demand for PlayStation 5 is unprecedented and we want to confirm that more units will hit stores before the end of the year. Please keep in touch with them.
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
For now, Sony has not published data on sales of PlayStation 5, but if we take into account the data obtained by PlayStation 4 we see how it managed to sell 1 million units in 24 hours in the United States, a figure that rose to 2.1 million after two weeks, when the console arrived in Europe. Now and seven years later PlayStation 5 has surpassed this last figure.
It is also true that PlayStation 5 has been launched in more territories than PlayStation 4, which arrived in Japan months later than in the United States and Europe.
Most likely, the Japanese company will make public the figures of PlayStation 5 sold when the Christmas campaign ends, something it has already done in previous years. We recall that Sony’s goal is that by March 31, 2021, more than 7.6 million PlayStation 5s have been sold, which if it exceeds this figure will have exceeded the initial sales of PlayStation 4.