PlayStation 4 sales crosses 53.4M sale in lifetime consoles, including 6.2M this holiday season
In a little more than three years Sony has sold 53.4 million PlayStation 4 consoles worldwide.
Sony CEO Kaz Hirai said at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas Wednesday that the latest figures include 6.2 million units sold over the holiday season. Compared to the last holiday season, that is about 500,000 more.
At the last year’s CES, Hirai announced that said PS4 lifetime sales were at 35.9 million, which means in 2016 consumers bought about 17.5 million PS4s.
Reports suggest that the company sold 17.4 million PS4 consoles a year ago, and in 2014, another 18.5 million devices sold.
Sony had outdone Microsoft for current generation worldwide console since the PS4 and Xbox One released in November 2013. But details are not available about the discrepancy looks like as Microsoft no longer gives out it Xbox sales numbers.
PS4 has completed its four year run, but several new releases in 2016 kept the product up to date.
Sony in last September announced a pair of new PS4 models- one that is slimmed down and another that is more powerful and designed for 4K and HDR TVs. After a month, Sony released its PlayStation VR system.