Since its launch in November 2020, the PlayStation 5 has suffered the effects of the pandemic in component shortages. For this reason, it has always been sold with very limited stock.

Now that the first quarter of 2022 is over, the console is seeing a drop in sales figures according to Sony. The Japanese company revealed the figures for the first quarter of 2022. In this period, it managed to ship only 2 million PS5 consoles to stores globally.

PS5 has 19.3 million units sold worldwide

Compared to the same period in 2021, this is a lower number. At that time, Sony recorded 3.1 million shipments. The general numbers do not make the company smile. That’s 19.3 million PS5 units sold worldwide.


This is a number that still does not overshadow the PlayStation 4 which, despite being almost 10 years old, continues to sell. In the first 3 months of 2022 alone, Sony shipped 100,000 units of these consoles to stores.

PS4 reaches 117.2 million units sold

However, the numbers are down considerably compared to the same period in 2021. At that time, the PS4 would record 900 thousand units shipped in 3 months. In total, the latest generation console already has 117.2 million units sold.

Sony also revealed a drop in the number of subscribers to the PlayStation Plus service. At the end of March it had 47.4 million and a year ago it had more than 200 subscribers to the service.

During the last quarter alone, more than 70.5 million games were sold on both PS5 and PS4. In this case, there was an increase of 9.1 million compared to 2021.


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