The PS5 launch is Sony's biggest console launch ever

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Ps5 Hero (Image credit: Jennifer Locke / Android Central)

What you need to know

  • The PS5 is now available worldwide, though supply remains extremely limited.
  • Sony confirmed today that the PS5 is the biggest console launch in PlayStation history.
  • Additionally, this means the PS5 had the biggest console launch ever.

The PS5 is staying sold out practically everywhere. Today, Sony revealed just how impressive the launch has been so far, confirming that the PS5 is the biggest console launch ever for the company. Additionally, Sony confirmed that more PS5 stock is going to be available before the end of 2020, though this will vary across retailers.

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While we don't have exact numbers on how many consoles have been shipped and sold through so far, this would put the PS5 above the 2.1 million achieved by the launch of the PS4. This would also make the PS5 the biggest console launch of all time.

With a launch lineup including titles like Demon's Souls and Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales, as well as games coming in 2021 such as Horizon Forbidden West and the next God of War, it'll be interesting to see how Sony works to meet demand for these consoles.

In our PS5 review, PlayStation lead Jennifer Locke wrote that she can't go back to the PS4 thanks the speed and performance offered by Sony's latest machine and the innovations in the DualSense controller.

Samuel Tolbert is a freelance writer covering gaming news, previews, reviews, interviews and different aspects of the gaming industry, specifically focusing on PlayStation on Android Central. You can find him on Twitter @SamuelTolbert

2 Comments
  • Yes, with the help from scalpers. lol
  • Over 2.1 million unit sales, how many of those went to actual end users?