An Astounding Amount Of PS5 Units Are Sold Daily In 2023
PS5 is focused on breaking records year after year.
On July 27, 2023, Sony announced in a blog post that PlayStation 5 surpassed 40 million in sales since its initial launch in November 2020. But the daily amount of PS5 units sold is still astounding – over 40,000 PlayStation 5 units are sold daily in 2023 (as of October 2023) as per a report by Finbold.
Here’s more data shared via the report.
- An average of 1,238,109 units of the PlayStation 5 console were sold monthly
- The highest monthly sales figure was recorded in March, reaching 1,898,817 units, while April saw the lowest monthly sales at 1,221,162.
- These monthly averages in 2023 translate to approximately 285,718 units weekly.
- On a daily scale, the PS5 units sold averaged 40,705, further breaking down to an impressive 1,696 units sold every hour.
PlayStation 5 Sales Break Record
Back on April 28, 2023, Sony posted a record annual profit, also thanks to an all-time high in PlayStation 5 sales. In the fiscal year which ended in March 2023 – Sony forecasted a profit of 1.18 trillion yen and 11.5 trillion yen in revenue. It ended up beating its own forecast with 1.21 trillion yen in operating profit. As seen in the CNBC report, Sony forecast its sales for the current fiscal year, which ends in March 2024, will be 11.5 trillion yen.
Sony also sold 19.1 million PS5 consoles in the financial year exceeding its forecast of 18 million. Sony has mentioned that it aims to sell 25 million PS5 units in the current financial year and if that happens, it will be a groundbreaking number.
PlayStation has consistently hooked its player base with its catalog of games (new and old), subscription tiers, innovation, and of course, its exclusives. With the holiday season coming soon and the PS5 Slim model already out, it looks like Sony might just reach its targets for this year.
Back in Feb 2022, it was announced that Sony cut down its sales target for the PS5 from 14.8 million units to 11.5 million units because of the global chip shortage that led to a massive shortage in the availability of PS5 units. For the first two years after launch, the demand was through the roof and scalpers ended up taking advantage of the situation.
According to Refinitiv data and a CNBC report, shares of the “company went down about 13% since the beginning of the year with about $25.71 billion of value wiped off the company.”
With the global semiconductor crisis still being around at a lower capacity than before (but not entirely gone), the consoles are restocked and most fans are not finding an issue while trying to get their hands on brand new PS5s.