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PlayStation 5 sales reach 20 million worldwide

Company says it will significantly ramp-up production this year

PlayStation 5 has sold 20 million units worldwide, GamesIndustry.biz can reveal.

The console has been in huge demand since it launched in November 2020, and if it was not for a global shortage on components, it will have hit that milestone far earlier. The company says it is planning a 'significant ramp-up' in console production during the remainder of the year.

"We are thrilled to share that Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) has sold more than 20 million PlayStation 5 consoles globally," said Veronica Rogers, SVP, Head of Global Sales and Business Operations at Sony Interactive Entertainment.

"Since PS5's launch, our teams have worked tirelessly to deliver a truly next-gen gaming console that has won the world over and we want to take this time to thank the fans for their support. Your passion for the PlayStation brand is what drives us and what inspires us to innovate new technology, engineer the future of gaming, and continue creating the best place to play."

"To those fans who have yet to get their hands on a console, please know that we are planning on a significant ramp-up in PS5 production this year and we are working endlessly to make sure that PlayStation 5 is available for everyone who wants one."

In a recent report, Sony said that PS5 (during its first full financial year) took 82 minutes to sell 80,000 consoles, while it took nine days for PlayStation 4 over a comparable period. Currently, PS5 is tracking behind PS4. However, Sony expects PS5 to outpace its predecessor in its fourth year.

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