Today’s message from PlayStation indicates the industry has a new record holder.
“We want to thank gamers everywhere for making the PS5 launch our biggest console launch ever,” the platform holder wrote.
“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 you local retailers.”
PS5 launched almost two weeks ago on November 12th in North America, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and South Korea, arriving in all other major markets — except China — on November 19.
Sony expects its next-gen console to outperform its predecessor by the end of the current fiscal year. PS4 sold 7.6 million units during the comparable period.
Microsoft has also fared well, announced earlier this month that Series X and S were also the biggest launch in Xbox history.
“Thank you for supporting the largest launch in Xbox history. In 24 hrs more new consoles sold, in more countries, than ever before. We’re working with retail to resupply as quickly as possible. You continue to show us the connective power of play is more important than ever.”