Sony Computer Entertainment confirmed that the PlayStation 4 (or PS4) has now sold through more than 18.5 million units worldwide as of January 4, 2015. The company also announced that the holiday season retail sales of the PS4 exceeded 4.1 million units globally.
In addition, over 10.9 million users have been taking advantage of the features and benefits of the PlayStation Plus (PS Plus) membership service, as of January 2, 2015. Subscribers have access to a wide variety of features such as “Instant Game Collection,” which allows members to play full versions of popular titles from third party developers and publishers, as well as from SCE Worldwide Studios, with no time limits or extra costs. PS4 owners have also been enjoying online multiplayer with PS Plus.
“We are absolutely delighted that so many customers around the globe have continued to select PS4 as their console of choice throughout this holiday season,” said Andrew House, President and Group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. “We will continue to reinforce and deliver additional value on PS4 as the best place to play, by bringing even more exciting content and by enriching our wide array of service offerings.”
With strong support from users as well as 3rd party developers and publishers worldwide, PS4 software sales also remain strong with more than 81.8 million*1 copies sold in retail stores globally and through digital downloads on PlayStation Store as of January 4, 2015, including 17.8 million sold during the holiday season.