PlayStation 4 Has Sold Over 50 Million Units Worldwide

by Robert Workman


Coming off the highly successful PlayStation Experience event and a forthcoming temporary markdown for its PlayStation 4 Slim hardware, Sony continued to make news today by announcing that its PS4 console has managed to sell over 50 million units worldwide since its release. 

The company noted that the “best ever Black Friday week” for the system helped push its sales tremendously, and that the recently released PlayStation 4 Pro has also contributed to its numbers as well.

Software sales for the system remain quite strong as well, with over 369.6 million copies of games sold in both retail and digital format, all the way through earlier this month.

“Were truly delighted that the PS4 community continues to flourish since launch three years ago. said Andrew House, President and Global CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment. With tremendous support from our fans and partners across the globe, this year we were able to deliver an unprecedented lineup of hardware such as the new slimmer PS4, PS4 Pro and PlayStation VR. We will continue to provide the best gaming experiences available through our ground-breaking software lineup and network services, as we focus on accelerating our business and expanding the PS4 ecosystem.

And those numbers should continue to be on the rise with a number of killers titles coming over the next few years, including the recently announced The Last of Us Part II and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, as well as previously announced blockbusters like God of War and Spider-Man, amongst others.

Sony should have a pretty good year going into 2017, and we congratulate them on reaching such a high sales standard in the video game market. Let’s shoot for 50 million more, shall we? 

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By Robert Workman

Robert Workman has spent years working in the video game industry, for sites like Shacknews, AOL GameDaily and Marooners Rock. He's also very skilled in contributing to podcasts and video broadcasts, and can pretty much out-game you under the table. Oh, and just go ahead and ask him about glorious craft beers. Go on, ask him.