PlayStation 4 surpasses 50 million consoles sold milestoneBy Shawn Knight 8 comments
Sony revealed on Wednesday that sales of its PlayStation 4 console have surpassed 50 million units worldwide as of December 6. The figure includes sales of the new PlayStation 4 Pro which launched close to a month ago (the original PlayStation 4 arrived on November 15, 2013).
The PlayStation 4 eclipsed the 30 million mark in November 2015 before tacking on an addition 10 million as of this past May.
Software title sales including those from third-party developers and publishers have been solid as well with gamers having purchased 369.6 million copies as of December 4 from both retail stores globally and via digital downloads on the PlayStation Store.
Andrew House, President and Global CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, said they are truly delighted that the PS4 community continues to flourish since launch three years ago.
In announcing the milestone, Sony said it enjoyed the best ever Black Friday week (November 21-27) in PlayStation history.
While no doubt an impressive feat, Sony still has a long way to go for the PS4 to even break into the top 10 best-selling console list. The PlayStation 2, the Nintendo DS and Game Boy / Game Boy Color sold >155 million, 154.02 million and 118.69 million units, respectively, during their lifetime.
That said, the PS4 family has already outsold the Super Nintendo, the Nintendo 64 and the Sega Genesis but then again, gaming in general wasn't nearly as popular back then as it is today.