Sony’s new console, PlayStation 5 sold almost 2.5 million units at its launch.
The PlayStation 5 has already been two weeks since it was launched in the United States and one in the rest of the world, but the furor for the new Sony console does not stop. Despite the shortage of stock that is being experienced worldwide, Sony managed to sell more than 2 million units at its launch, making the PS5 one of the largest console launches in history.
According to VGChartz, it is estimated that the PlayStation 5 sold between 2.1 and 2.5 million units combining its two launch dates of November 12 and 19. According to the report, 75% of these consoles sold were the edition that includes the Blu-ray.
On November 12th, PS5 sold between 1.3 and 1.6 million units in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and South Korea. Of all these countries, more than 1.2 million units were sold in the U.S. alone, while the rest sold between 115,000 and 120,000 units.
As for the second launch day, which took place on November 19th, the PlayStation 5 sold between 800,000 and 900,000 units in Europe and the rest of the world. However, it is reported that most of the sales came from the old continent.
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These numbers are quite impressive and indicate how successful the first weeks of life of the new Sony console are being. However, the company still has to overcome the serious stock problems that the PS5 has (like all the rest) to meet the demand.