After just under two weeks since launch, Sony is now calling the launch of the PlayStation 5 its “largest console launch ever,” while promising more stock before the end of the year.
The company shared the milestone on Twitter but didn’t get into the specifics of how many consoles it had sold or during what time period. The PS5 launched across a week, with the initial launch happening on November 12 and other regions only getting access on November 19. The console still launched in more regions than the PS4 did originally in 2013, where Sony sold 2.1 million units in the first two weeks.
It seems at the very least that record has been broken now.
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
More PS5 stock is expected before the end of the year, as Sony continues to fulfil the “unprecedented” demand it is receiving for the console. The company encourages customers to look out for updates from retailers soon for more information.
The PS5 launched with a strong lineup of games, with Demon’s Souls, Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Sackboy: A Big Adventure, and Astro’s Playroom giving players a variety of launch titles to choose from. It’s also a great console, too, with the included DualSense controller and quiet operation being standouts. You can read more about it in our PS5 review.
Also check out our PS5 order guide for stock alerts across a variety of retailers as we get them to be the first in line for when refreshed stock hits shelves.