According to the latest data from VGChartz, as of February 2023, the PS5 has sold 33.54 million units worldwide, surpassing Nintendo’s classic console, the Nintendo 64 (N64), which sold a total of 32.93 million units throughout its life cycle. The PS5 has sold 33.54 million units worldwide as of February 2023, surpassing Nintendo’s classic Nintendo 64 (N64), which sold 32.93 million units over its lifetime.
PS5 sales also varied by region, with 14.24 million units sold in North America, 10.26 million in Europe, 2.98 million in Japan and 6.06 million in other regions. By comparison, the N64 sold 11.11 million units in North America, 6.35 million units in Europe, 5.54 million units in Japan, and 930,000 units in other regions.
VGChartz also released sales figures for Microsoft’s consoles, but there is still a significant gap compared to the PS5, with the Xbox Series X|S selling a cumulative total of 20.85 million units since its launch in November 2020. Currently, Nintendo Switch is still the best-selling current-generation console, with total sales of 123 million units, and with the launch of new products such as the new Switch OLED and The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Realm, the number will continue to grow.
The next rival for the PS5 is the Sega Genesis (also known as Mega Drive), which sold a total of 34.06 million units; then the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES), which sold a total of 49.1 million units; and then the Xbox One, which sold a total of 51.26 million units. The latter sold a total of 51.26 million units.