It has been a successful holiday period for Sony in 2016. 6.2 million units have been sold worldwide over the holiday period in 2016. With the PlayStation VR, PS4 Slim, and the PS4 Pro launching, you would imagine that would boost sales for Sony. With consumers having more options for the PS4, and the PS4 pro causing the inevitable price drop for the standard PS4, it’s a good time to purchase a PS4 if you haven’t got one yet.
Lifetime sales for the PS4 hit 53.4 million units
Sony has announced that the PlayStation 4 has now sold a total of 53.4 million units worldwide in its lifetime. Sony hasn’t specified how many Pro’s have been sold, but the global number is still impressive.
The PS4 still has a long way to go to outsell the PS2’s lifetime sales of 155 Million worldwide, but it looks likely to happen at some point judging by the rapid rate the sales keep increasing for the PS4.
PS4 Software Sales top 50 Million
In addition, Sony announced that over the 2016 holiday season, 50.4 million copies were sold in both retail stores and digital download sales via the PlayStation Store as of January 1st this year.
Sony’s big AAA PS4 exclusive Uncharted 4 sold 8.7 million units worldwide as of December 21st, 2016. This exceeds the lifetime global sales for the previous game Uncharted 3. This shows how the PlayStation brand continues to grow and it is a real feat for Sony to throne upon.
The President and Global CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment Andrew House commented on the news.
“We are truly grateful for the tremendous support from our fans and partners, which has helped to make this holiday season one of the best in our history. Said Andrew House. “We will aim to continue the momentum this year by broadening the PS4 title portfolio, further enriching the revolutionary gaming experiences on PlayStation VR*5 and high quality gaming experience on PlayStation 4 Pro*6, while also expanding network services. We will remain steadfast in making the PS4 the best place to play.”