PlayStation Is The First Console Maker To Reach 500 Million Consoles Sold Milestone
Sony Interactive Entertainment’s PlayStation console brand is the first ever to reach the 500 million consoles sold milestone.
In its Financial Year 2022 Earnings announcement, Sony revealed that the PS5 has surpassed 38.4 million units shipped, which is a record for the fourth Quarter shipment of any console. The console maker had originally expected to ship 5.2 million consoles during the Quarter, but it upped that estimate to 6.2 Million. Even then, it ended up surpassing its forecast.
Based on the above and prior data, it can now be stated that the PlayStation is the first ever console brand to reach the 500 million consoles sold milestone. It’s worth noting that this figure does not factor in PSP or PS Vita sales figures, and is purely based on the numbered console releases.
Individual lifetime sales of each PlayStation console can be seen below.
- PS 102.5 million units
- PS2 155 million units
- PS3 87.4 million units
- PS4 117 million units
- PS5 38.4 million units
The above totals to around 500.5 million PlayStation consoles, which is a milestone other console makers have yet to reach.
A year ago, it was revealed that PS5 production was experiencing less friction, as there were much less constraints from component supplies. According to Hiroki Totoki, who is currently Executive Deputy President, CFO, Representative Corporate Executive Officer, and Director of the Board of Sony Group Corporation, PS5 hardware production had picked up pace since Q2 2022.
Positive considerations included the fact that, as of the second quarter, there were less supply-side restrictions on PlayStation 5 hardware manufacturing, which was, in Totoki’s opinion, a significant gain. Moving forward, Sony aimed to generate as many units as it possibly could.
Totoki claimed that the company had sufficient manufacturing capacity, and that the post-pandemic Shanghai lockdown situation had been resolved. Additionally, he had stated back then that the logistical lead time was still below where it was before the onset of COVID-19.