Sony’s PS4 sells over 70M units as PS VR continues to grow
Uncharted and God of War help Sony reach new heights
Sony is getting ready to close out 2017, and it was quite a year for the company’s Playstation brand. Sony announced a new sales milestones for the company’s PS4 Pro, PS4, and PS VR systems this week, proving that the PS4 is still one of the hottest gifts to buy this holiday season. According to the company, the PS4 has cumulatively sold more than 70.6M units worldwide as of December 3, 2017. The sales data also reports that more than 617.8M copies of PS4 games have been sold at retail stores globally (this includes digital downloads during the same time-frame).
All of those PS4 sales are also helping Sony’s Playstation VR, which has cumulatively sold more than 2M units to consumers worldwide as of December 3, 2017. Since the PS VR launch, 150 titles have been released for system, achieving more than 12.2M sold at retail stores globally and through digital downloads on the PlayStation Store. The PS4 and the PS4 Pro have been at the top of Gift Lists all year, taking the top-spots on charts at Amazon.com and Bestbuy.com.
“We are delighted that so many people are enjoying the unique entertainment proposition of PlayStation 4, and that an emerging technology like PlayStation VR continues to gain traction,” said Andrew House, Chairman of Sony Interactive Entertainment. “I cannot thank our fans and partners enough. Their support, since the launch of the very first PlayStation in 1994, has helped to make PlayStation one of the biggest console gaming networks in the world. We will continue to work closely with partners to maintain this momentum, and remain steadfast in making PS4 the best place to play.”
In the report Sony added, “On the software front, PS4’s portfolio will continue to expand with an array of games including “God of War,” “Detroit: Become Human” and “Marvel’s Spider-Man”. Currently there are more than 130 highly anticipated games and other entertainment content in development for PS VR, launching by the end of 2018.”