Sony has sold in 7.8 million PS5 consoles the company said in its latest earnings call for the financial year ending March 31, 2021. 3.3 million units were shipped last quarter as demand outstrips supply. In addition to this, PS4 sales for the same period hit 7.6 million.
In terms of games, a total of 338.9 million were sold on PS4 and PS5 across physical and digital copies. 220 million were sold via digital, most likely due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic stifling physical distribution. 17 percent of total sales were Sony first-party games like Demon’s Souls and Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales.
The PlayStation 5 has sold in 7.8 million units as of March 31, 2021, according to Sony. 3.3 million were shipped in the past quarter.
For reference, the PlayStation 4 had sold in 7.6 million units in the same timeframe.
Demand remains higher than supply for the PS5. pic.twitter.com/56bd7U5y8e
— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) April 28, 2021
Furthermore, PS Plus subscribers hit 47.6 million as of March 31, 2021 up from 41.5 million at the same point last year. Total monthly active users sit at 109 million down from 114 million last year.
PS5 India Sales
During the PS5 launch in India sources in the supply chain speaking to IGN India state that Sony brought in 4,000 to 5,000 units at best. This puts it squarely in line with the PS4’s launch quantity of 4,500 in 2014. Although the PS4 sold out in two weeks across online and offline retail, it’s safe to say that the PS5 would have probably sold out both online and offline when pre-orders began on January 12 before the PS5 India release date of February 2.
And while Sony has not said how many PS5s would be available in India at launch those familiar with the company’s plans tell us 12,000 to 15,000 units would have been ideal for an all-India launch across all cities. Evidently this was not the case.
That said, the company doesn’t comment on restocks and the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has delayed supply despite some retailers claiming otherwise.