Despite stock constraints, the PS5 surpasses the PS4 in key sales milestones.
Despite persistent stock shortages that have plagued the PlayStation 5 console since its launch, the PS5 has managed to surpass the PS4 in terms of sales.
The PS5 has surpassed the PS4 in terms of sales. According to VGChartz, the PS5 is believed to have sold over 10 million units since its November release. The PS5 surpassed this milestone in sales faster than the PS4.
In just 35 weeks, the PS5 is expected to have sold 10 million copies.
In comparison, the PS4 only took 39 weeks to reach the 10 million mark.
With 115.9 million copies sold as of last count, the PS4 is the second best-selling system of all time.
At this early stage of the ninth console generation, the PS5 outpacing the PS4 bodes well for Sony.
The PS5 is also the first next-generation system to reach ten million units sold.
According to VGChartz, the Xbox Series X and S have sold 5.93 million units since their November release.
VGChartz’s William D’Angelo commented on these data on Twitter, saying, “It took the PS5 35 weeks to sell 10 million units, whereas the PS4 took 39 weeks to reach the same milestone.”
“For the week ending July 17, the Xbox Series X|S should comfortably surpass 6 million units sold estimates.”
Sony’s good fortune doesn’t end there, either.
According to VGChartz, the PS5 sold twice as many copies as the Xbox Series X and S during the week of July 4 to July 10.
The PS5 is reported to have sold 235,907 units worldwide, compared to 116,412 for the Xbox Series X and S.
The Nintendo Switch is the best-selling system in the world, with 359,529 units sold between July 4 and July 10.
The Switch, on the other hand, is always in stock, whereas restocks for the PS5 and Xbox Series X are few and far between, with stock being snatched up at breakneck speed.
Despite the Switch apparently outselling the PS5 globally, the PS5 is projected to have outsold the Switch in Europe for the week leading up to July 10.
According to VGChartz, the PS5 was the most popular system in Europe that week, selling 108,620 units. This compares to 108,452 for the Switch.
The Switch was the most popular in other regions. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”