The PS5 beat the PS4 at a significant sales milestone. As revealed in a VGChartz article, the PS5 has reportedly sold over 10 million consoles since its launch last November. The PS5 has reached this sales benchmark at a faster pace than the PS4.
The PS5 would have sold 10 million units in 35 weeks.
This is compared to the PS4 which hit the 10 million market after 39 weeks.
The PS4 is the second best-selling console of all time, with 115.9 million units at last count.
The PS5 overtaking the PS4, at this early stage of the ninth generation of consoles, bodes very well for Sony.
The PS5 is also the first next-gen console to hit the 10 million mark.
According to VGChartz, the Xbox Series X and S have sold 5.93 million units since their launch last November.
Speaking of those numbers, William D’Angelo of VGChartz posted on twitter: “It took the PS5 35 weeks to sell 10 million units, while it took the PS4 39 weeks to reach the same milestone.
“The Xbox Series X | S is expected to easily surpass 6 million units sold for the week ending July 17, according to estimates.”
The good news doesn’t end there for Sony either.
According to VGChartz, for the week of July 4-10, the PS5 managed to sell double what the Xbox Series X and S sold.
Globally, the PS5 is estimated to have sold 235,907 consoles, compared to 116,412 for the Xbox Series X and S.
The Switch is the best-selling console in the world and is estimated to have sold for 359,529 during the week of July 4-10.
However, the Switch is still in stock – while restockings of the PS5 and Xbox Series X are scarce, stocks are piling up at lightning speed.
Although the Switch sells more than the PS5 globally, at least in Europe, it is estimated that the PS5 sold more than the Switch in the week to July 10.
According to VGChartz, in Europe that week the PS5 was the number one console in the region – selling 108,620 consoles. This is compared to the Switch’s 108,452.
In other regions, the Switch was the number one country for the week leading up to July 10, but the PS5 was in second place in each of those regions – ahead of the Xbox Series X and S.
The other regions where the PS5 sold more than the Xbox Series X and S from July 4 to 10 were the Americas, Asia and Oceania.