The PlayStation 5 has a lot to recommend it. It has backwards compatibility with a good library of games. It’s rather nice to look at. It has current games. It makes you feel like you’ve gotten a rare toy. For all those reasons and more, it has apparently managed to surpass the sales of its immediate predecessor, the PlayStation 4. That means that not only does the console apparently have the biggest launch in the history of the brand, it’s also the biggest console launch ever.
Keep in mind that we don’t yet know exact numbers; the announcement made by the official Twitter simply states that it’s bigger than the PS4, which sold 2.1 million units during its launch window. That could mean the PS5 moved 2.2 million or 4.2 million, really. There’s also the promise of more availability moving forward, so if you’re one of the people who has yet to be able to get a PS5, take heart that it’s temporary.
We want to thank gamers everywhere for making the PS5 launch our biggest console launch ever. 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 your local retailers.
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) November 25, 2020