While the ongoing semiconductor supply issue means there will be a scarcity of PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S units in 2022, Sony’s new hardware doesn’t let up and marks an important commercial milestone.
According to sales figures released by the statistical research company GfK (owned by Games Industry), the PlayStation 5 has now sold one million copies in the United Kingdom alone.
This is a true PlayStation brand record for the UK, with the PS5 being the platform that has done this in the quickest length of time. During the month of August 2021, 9th Generation hardware topped 1 million in a total of 39 weeks.
After 42 weeks on the market, the 8th Generation PlayStation 4 achieved this result. The PS5 outsold its older brother to become the fastest-selling PlayStation console in the United Kingdom!
This is a rather astounding achievement, especially when compared to the product’s actual market availability, with Sony experiencing ongoing issues in selling 9th Generation consoles over the last year.