Today is a special day for Sony, not only because of good luck selling your console but also because today is the third anniversary of the PlayStation 5. 3 years ago, PS5 began to be sold throughout Europe, but it is very difficult to get since the stock is very low, and resellers took full advantage of that situation. Now everything is normal and regularized, and the steps that PlayStation has taken in some territories should be taken into account.
The person who reported this milestone was Mat Piscatella, executive director of Circana Analysis. Your X (Twitter) account reports that the PS5 maintains a higher sales rate than all previous Sony consoles in the United States. The analyst relies on sales data collected over the first 3 years on each platform and shows the following:
“After that, 36 months on the market on the US platforms: PlayStation 2 > PlayStation 5 > PlayStation 4 > PlayStation > PlayStation 3,” he explained. On the other hand, his competition is as follows in North America: “Xbox One > Xbox Series > Xbox 360 > original Xbox.” However, Piscatella states that the “current generation of consoles has one more life, which is long, and many things can change in the next few years.”
Sony’s PS5 goal this fiscal year
In May of this year, we informed you that PlayStation has set a goal for the sale of the PS5 in the current fiscal year, which began in April 2023 and ends at the end of March next year. Sony’s intention is to sell 25 million units within that period. So far, the PS5 has sold 46.6 million consoles worldwide, and we hope that the new PS5 Slim will help. This Christmas campaign is expected to be very successful in terms of sales, but there will be a few months to see if they have achieved what they proposed.