PS5: more than 8.6 million consoles sold?

On the occasion of the publication of its latest financial results, Sony revealed that it has sold around 7.8 million PlayStation 5 game consoles worldwide. A figure as of March 31, 2021, when the PS5 was released in mid- November.

According to a report by financial publication Finbold which is based on data from VGChartz, worldwide sales of the PS5 now exceed the 8.64 million unit mark and that would represent a turnover of more than 3.8 billion. of dollars.

No distinction is made between the standard model incorporating an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc player and the Digital Edition model which does not.

According to Finbold, Microsoft’s Xbox Series X / S consoles have sold 3.52 million more PS5 units than Xbox units. The turnover of the PS5 would also be 89.42% higher than that of the Xbox Series X / S. It should be noted that these are however only estimates.

The fact remains that for these two next-generation consoles, sales should be higher than those of the previous generation, although this will have to be combined with the difficulties of the supply chain due to the global shortage of components affecting the industry. semiconductors.


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