It’s a big day for Sony and PlayStation fans everywhere. The latest numbers are in, and the PlayStation 5 has hit its stride. As of the end of September this year, Sony has shipped a whopping 46.6 million units of their latest console. That’s a huge number, and it’s even more impressive when you look at the progress from last year. Just in this quarter, they’ve sent out 4.9 million PS5s. Think about that for a second: last year, during the same time, it was only 1.6 million. That’s a pretty big jump!
But that’s not all. When you throw in the games, the numbers get even more significant. Combine the PS4 and PS5 games sold, and you have a giant figure of 67.6 million units in just three months. Sure, that’s a mix of games made by Sony and other developers, but it’s still a sign that many people are playing many games. And here’s a fun fact: most of those games weren’t bought in a store. Sixty-seven percent were downloaded.
Now, Sony’s got some big plans. They want to reach 25 million consoles out the door by the end of the fiscal year. And now that those tricky supply issues are sorted, they’re hoping to get the PS5 into more homes, especially with the upcoming holidays. Can they do it? We’ll have to wait and see, but it’s looking good so far.
So, what’s the takeaway from all this? People love their PlayStations, and now, more than ever, they’re getting their hands on them. Plus, with all these new games to play, PlayStation fans have a lot to look forward to. Keep an eye out for updates; it seems like Sony’s just getting started.