Despite the glob­al semi­con­duc­tor short­age, the PlaySta­tion 5 has sold over 10 mil­lion units as of July 18th. This makes it the fastest-sell­ing PlaySta­tion con­sole ever, when com­pared to the same launch peri­ods of past gen­er­a­tions. This eclipses the ini­tial sales of the PS4, PS3, PS2 and the orig­i­nal PlayStation.

Sony made this announce­ment less than a day after Microsoft announced the Xbox Series X|S is the fastest-sell­ing Xbox con­sole in the com­pa­ny’s his­to­ry. Microsoft did­n’t share hard sales data for the Xbox con­soles, but ana­lyst Daniel Ahmad put the Series X|S sales at an esti­mate of 6.5 mil­lion units.

Sony also gave some sales and play­er num­bers for its recent top games:

  • Spi­der-Man: Miles Morales has now sold more than 6.5 mil­lion copies.
  • MLB The Show 21 has sold more than 2 mil­lion copies on all plat­forms, and it’s reached more than 4 mil­lion play­ers in total.
  • Retur­nal has sold 560,000 copies.

Sony recent­ly announced that it acquired Retur­nal devel­op­er House­mar­que, which will now have the abil­i­ty to make a “big­ger and more ambi­tious” title.

SIE pres­i­dent Jim Ryan thanked fans in a state­ment for their sup­port of the PS5. He also warned that demand for the PS5 with con­tin­ue to out­pace sup­ply, so short­age will go on.

I can’t express enough the deep grat­i­tude we feel for our pas­sion­ate com­mu­ni­ty of PlaySta­tion fans who have embraced PS5, and the world-class devel­op­ment and pub­lish­ing part­ners who bring such incred­i­ble gam­ing expe­ri­ences to our plat­forms,” Ryan stated.

While PS5 has reached more house­holds faster than any of our pre­vi­ous con­soles, we still have a lot of work ahead of us as demand for PS5 con­tin­ues to out­strip sup­ply. I want gamers to know that while we con­tin­ue to face unique chal­lenges through­out the world that affect our indus­try and many oth­ers, improv­ing inven­to­ry lev­els remains a top pri­or­i­ty for SIE.”

Sony’s glob­al head of busi­ness oper­a­tions, Veron­i­ca Rogers, said in a blog post, “We are mak­ing steady progress with avail­able glob­al sup­ply and can’t wait for the day when every­one who wants a PS5 can eas­i­ly get one.”

Rogers con­tin­ued, say­ing: “Our com­mit­ment to sup­port­ing PlaySta­tion’s entire com­mu­ni­ty, across all plat­forms and ser­vices, has nev­er been stronger. So, wher­ev­er gamers are on their jour­ney with us, we are com­mit­ted to mak­ing sure that PlaySta­tion is the best place to play.”