PS5 becomes fastest Sony console to achieve sales of 10 million

The games console achieved the milestone a few weeks more quickly than its predecessor the PS4 - and despite its maker grappling with a global chip shortage which has left it battling to keep up with demand

7/29/2021 1:11:00 AM

The games console achieved the milestone a few weeks more quickly than its predecessor the PS4 - and despite its maker grappling with a global chip shortage which has left it battling to keep up with demand

The games console achieved the milestone a few weeks more quickly than its predecessor the PS4 - and despite its maker grappling with a global chip shortage which has left it battling to keep up with demand.

The PlayStation 5 has become Sony's fastest ever selling games console, the Japanese electronics giant said.Sony said more than 10 million units had been sold by 18 July since the model's launch on 12 November, even as it grapples with the impact of a global chip shortage.

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That means it has outpaced its predecessor the PS4 - which went on to sell more than 100 million units after its launch in 2013 - by a few weeks in achieving that milestone.Image:Sony's PlayStation 5 competes with Microsoft's XboxThe PS5 boasts better graphics and faster loading times than its predecessor.

Jim Ryan, chief executive of Sony Interactive Entertainment, said:"While PS5 has reached more households faster than any of our previous consoles, we still have a lot of work ahead of us as demand for PS5 continues to outstrip supply.Advertisement headtopics.com

"I want gamers to know that while we continue to face unique challenges throughout the world that affect our industry and many others, improving inventory levels remains a top priority."The console has been boosted by the popularity of exclusive games such as Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales, which has sold more than 6.5 million copies.

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