Published: Thu, January 11, 2018
Technology | By Russell Knight

Global PS4 sales have hit yet another huge milestone

Global PS4 sales have hit yet another huge milestone

"Thanks to the continued support from our fans across the globe, we are honored to announce remarkable sales during the holiday season", he said.

Devs may appreciate that sizable install base for the console, which also celebrated its fourth birthday during the 2017 holiday season.

The Sony PlayStation 4 has been the most successful console in this generation, handily outselling its Microsoft Xbox One counterpart since the beginning.

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The electronics behemoth confirmed that it moved 5.9 million PS4s during the 2017 holiday period, which is down on the previous year when it managed to shift 6.2 million hardware units.

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In a statement issued to Nikkei (and translated by Siliconera), a Sony spokesperson noted that the company expects the number of PSVR titles to rise from around 150 right now to 280 by the end of the year. This is a huge accomplishment for the company and even though the 2017 holiday sales numbers were lower than in 2016, it was still a successful year for Sony overall.

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With over 70 million PS4 units already sold worldwide, the headset still has a long way to go before it can catch up to its big brother. This includes both physical copies on disc and digital downloads through Sony's PlayStation Store.

December 2017 was a great month for sales, in fact, it was the best month of all time for content sales on the PSN Store. That strong finish propelled the PS4's lifetime sales total to a whopping 73.6 million units globally.

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