Sony has announced that it has sold 50 million PlayStation 4 consoles since its launch in late 2020. The number comes as this past November saw the highest number of console sales in PlayStation history.

In addition, the PS5 hit that 50 million sales mark at 161 weeks – finally tracking almost identically with the PS4 which hit 50 million after 160 weeks.

Two years of pandemic-related supply chain issues and shortages meant supply was only able to meet demand as of this year. SIE executive Eric Lempel tells The Financial Times (via IGN) that the PS5 is now on-track to outsell the PS4 which ultimately sold 117 million units since going on sale in 2013.

Microsoft hasn’t announced Xbox Series X and S sales in years but the same outlet, quoting third-party Ampere Analytics analysis, shows PS5 sales grew about 65% to 22.5 million units this year whereas Xbox sales fell about 15% to 7.6 million – a difference of around three-to-one.

The nearly seven-year-old Nintendo Switch has seen its sales fall 18% to 16.4 million in 2023 as many await the company’s next-gen console release which is tipped to take place next year.

Microsoft is expected to claw back some sales in 2024 following its acquisition of Activision Blizzard with titles from the company expected to be added into Game Pass at some point.

The news comes following a tough few days for Sony after a massive ransomware hack of “Marvel’s Spider-Man” and “Ratchet and Clank” creator Insomniac Games saw a major leak of over a terabyte of material from upcoming games in development, personal details of staff members, and internal info about PlayStation.

It also comes as rumored specs about the PlayStation 5 Pro leaked the other week that suggests the machine will boast major ray tracing improvements and DLSS-esque upscaling.

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