Even as fans struggle to get their hands on one, Sony is calling the PS5 the “biggest console launch” in the company’s history.
“We want to thank gamers everywhere for making the PS5 launch our biggest console launch ever,” Sony said in a tweet.
“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,” they add.
Sony did not release specific sales numbers. However, GamesIndustry.biz speculates that the PS5 launch was not only the biggest in Sony history but the industry as a whole. That sets the company up nicely
Back in 2013, PlayStation’s then-CEO Andrew House said the PS4 had sold 2.1 million units in just over two weeks, declaring it “an impressive and record-setting accomplishment for our company and for our industry.”
A few days later, PlayStation quoted analysts at DFC Intelligence, who confirmed the PS4 was the biggest launch in the history of games consoles.
Today’s message from PlayStation indicates the industry has a new record holder.
PlayStation 5 launched on November 12 in North America and parts of the Asia-Pacific region. That includes the United States, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and South Korea. The system launched in the rest of the world on November 19.
Sony unveiled the PS5 hardware design back in June. There are two models at launch. The first PlayStation 5 console includes a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive. Meanwhile, the PlayStation 5 Digital Edition does not include the disc drive. The gameplay experience is the same for both models.