Sony announced sales numbers for the PS4, and around 6.2 million consoles were sold during the holiday season. This brings the total lifetime sales to 53.4 million. These numbers are spread across the Pro, Slim, and regular version, but they are no less impressive. By the time the PS5 or what we are currently calling the PSVR Mega Super Fun Magic console launches in a few years, they might actually beat the 80 million sales of the PS3.
Even with PS Plus (or in spite of it, right salty gamers?), people need games to play too, and Sony revealed that 50.4 million games were sold during the same time, with 8.7 million of those being Uncharted 4. Many people took Nathan Drake home for Christmas.
Reassuring gamers that Sony would not rest on their past accomplishments, Andrew House, Sony Interactive President, said,
“We will aim to continue the momentum this year by broadening the PS4 title portfolio, further enriching the revolutionary gaming experiences on PlayStation VR and high quality gaming experience on PlayStation 4 Pro, while also expanding network services. We will remain steadfast in making the PS4 the best place to play.”
Expanding the network services sounds like a great idea. If you recently made the jump to a PS4, welcome! You picked a smart time, because it looks like this year will be filled with great games.
If you were the president of Sony for a day, what would you do in 2017 to keep PS4 sales strong? Let us know in the comments.
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Jason became terminally addicted to videogames after receiving the NES at an early age. This addiction grew to include PC gaming and was cemented with the launch of the PS2. From then on, he was afflicted with epic RPGs, tense shooters, and deep strategy games, never becoming skillful, but never able to quit. He continues to play games (poorly) and share his passion for them to anyone willing to listen.