You will not have escaped your notice, on November 19, Sony released its brand new PS5 console. A new PlayStation particularly awaited by the players, which unfortunately suffers from a permanent shortage of stocks since the day of its launch. Production hampered mainly by supply concerns for certain components, especially at AMD.

4.5 million PS5s distributed worldwide in 2020

Today, Sony comes out of its silence, and finally reveals the number of PS5s that were delivered on December 31, 2020. In total, therefore 4.5 million PlayStation 5 that have been developed by Sony, and shipped to various resellers around the world. A figure that corresponds to that of the PS4 at the end of 2013, a PS4 which sold 1.4 million copies between October and December 2020 (against 6 million last year).

No PS5 at launch on November 19 in stores

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Between January and March 2021, Sony hopes to be able to distribute an additional 3 million PS5s to resellers, which would (again) match the figures for the PS4. Obviously, it is to be hoped that the shortage of components does not shatter the hopes of Sony, and (especially) those of the gamers, since the AMD group recently declared that the stock could be very reduced further until the beginning of next summer. .

Sony also reveals that it has sold more than 103.7 million PS4 and PS5 games during the last quarter of 2020, including 4.1 million copies of Spider-Man Miles Morales. Pandemic requires, digital sales of the PS Store have also exploded, with a share of dematerialized which represented no less than 63% in 2020.

Finally, on the PS Plus side, Sony announces a total of 47.4 million subscribers at the end of 2020. A little less than 90% of PS5 holders are subscribed to PS Plus. On the PlayStation Network side, Sony announces more than 114 million players “active“.