Less than two weeks after its launch, Sony calls the PlayStation 5 launch “the largest console launch ever” and promises to increase inventory by the end of the year.
The company shared milestones on Twitter, but didn’t give details on the number or duration of consoles it sold. The PS5 went on sale for a week, with its first launch on November 12th and access to other regions only on November 19th. The console was launched in more regions than it was first launched in 2013, when the PS4 sold 2.1 million units in the first two weeks.
At least it seems that the record is broken now.
We would like to thank gamers around the world for making the PS5 the biggest console release ever. Demand for PS5 is unprecedented, so we would like to make sure that more PS5 inventories reach retailers by the end of the year. Stay in touch with your local retailer.
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) November 25, 2020
PS5 inventories are expected to increase by the end of the year as Sony continues to meet the “unprecedented” demand for consoles. The company encourages customers to quickly look for updates from retailers for more information.
PS5 will be released with a powerful game lineup such as Demon’s Soul, Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Sackboy: Big Adventure, Astro’s Playroom, and players can choose from various release titles. It’s also a great console, as it stands out for its included DualSense controller and quiet operation. You can read more about it in our PS5 review.
Also, check the PS5 ordering guide for inventory alerts from various retailers. It will be the first column when the updated inventory arrives on the shelf.