Sony has announced that more than 40 million PlayStation 5 consoles have been sold worldwide since its launch in 2020. Sony sold its 25 millionth PS5 in the fiscal year ended September 30, 2022. That means it took the Japanese company just over nine months to sell another 15 million PS5 consoles.
In a blog post celebrating the day, Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) President and CEO Jim Ryan said the brand has been grappling with supply chain issues due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, Sony had major problems keeping the PS5 in stock, causing prices to rise. In the meantime, the PlayStation 5 warehouse is well stocked again and the “pent up demand finally being met.” Ryan also thanked Sony’s gamer community for the 40 million sales milestone.
In addition, the CEO said that more than 2,500 games are currently available for the PS5. This includes Final Fantasy XVI, Diablo IV and Street Fighter 6 games released by partners in the last two months. Ryan also shared a list of the top 40 games voted for by the PlayStation community. The full list can be seen in the image above right.