PS5 Sold Twice as Many Units Worldwide

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Despite provide woes, Sony offered by means of 12.8 million PlayStation 5s worldwide by the tip of September 30, 2021 (number of units shipped is 13.4m), almost twice as a lot as Microsoft’s Xbox Series X/S, which offered by means of 6.7 million models in the identical interval.

That’s in keeping with market knowledge and analytics agency Ampere Analysis, who additionally famous that PS5 is beginning to catch as much as Nintendo Switch gross sales as provide improved throughout Western markets throughout the third quarter of 2021. However, with the vacation approaching and Sony reportedly revising its production forecast attributable to ongoing element shortages, it stays to be seen if the PS5 can hold this momentum going.

“Nintendo Switch has dominated global sell-through in 2021, but Q3 sales were closer between Nintendo’s family of devices and Sony’s PS5,” wrote Ampere Analysis’ Piers Harding-Rolls. “In particular, Sony made substantial headway in Western markets where supply was improved and where demand was high. This culminated in PS5 outselling Switch in Europe by some distance. NPD also reported that in the US PS5 outsold Switch for the first time in September.”

That mentioned, Switch remains to be anticipated to outsell each the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S in This autumn, because of the launch of the OLED mannequin as properly as product availability.

In the identical report, Ampere Analysis revealed that PS4 gross sales are declining sooner than anticipated.

“Sales in 2021 are weaker than we expected, and this has led us to review our forecasts for the platform,” in keeping with Harding-Rolls. “While not in the same category as the slowdown of Xbox One sales, it is less likely that PS4 will emulate the feats of PS2 which continued to sell strongly a number of years into the PS3 lifecycle.”

[Source: Ampere Analysis]