PS5 Continues Selling Faster Than PS4; Sales Ahead 7% in 39 Months

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68% Higher Than PS3 At The Same Stage!

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  • PS5 sold over 50 million units in 3 years, exceeding PS4’s lifetime sales by 7% at the same point, according to Circana.
  • The sales are 68% higher than the PS3’s at the same stage in their lifecycles.
  • This gap is expected to grow wider as the PS5 matures in its fourth year on the market.

Sony’s current flagship console, the PS5, has achieved an impressive milestone, surpassing its predecessor, the PS4, in lifetime unit sales by 7% within its first 39 months on the market.

Why it matters: The current year shows Sony’s most promising library for the PS5, potentially hinting at even better sales moving forward.

PS5 has sold over 50 million units worldwide in three years since its launch. Circana’s latest report confirms it now beats the last-generation hardware when compared in a similar time frame, pulling ahead by a slim margin.

PlayStation has built a dedicated fanbase over the years, and plenty of folks who already owned a PS4 were probably excited to switch to the newer console. This PS5 achievement is even more striking when considering its whopping 68% advantage over the PS3 at the same stage of their lifespans.

It’s important to remember that the PS5 faced many challenges following its launch, primarily due to chip shortages that have hampered production since 2020. Despite these hurdles, the PS5 has managed to ship more than 50 million units.

PS5 With DualSense Controller
PS5 With DualSense Controller (Image By Tech4Gamers)

Meanwhile, Sony keeps up its tradition of launching critically acclaimed exclusive games like Spider-Man 2, God of War Ragnarok, and Horizon Forbidden West. These titles are boosting sales and making the PS5 even more appealing to gamers.

Looking ahead, analysts predict that the PS5 is on track to become the fastest-selling PlayStation console ever. While it may not surpass the PS2’s lifetime sales of over 158 million units, the console should end up with respectable figures.

Although the PS5 has done well, it’s important to remember that its rival, the Xbox Series X/S, also hit the market in November 2020.

According to a recent report, the Xbox Series X/S have achieved less than 25 million million lifetime sales. Therefore, Sony’s lead is even wider this generation compared to the last.

Things are looking great for Sony and PlayStation at the moment. According to reports, the PS5 Pro is expected to be launched in Q4 2024. With the anticipated release of GTA 6 next year, sales of PS5 will likely skyrocket.

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