Sony sells 6.2 million PlayStation 4s during the Christmas period
The 6.2 million units sold increased the worldwide (123 countries) sales of PlayStation 4s up to 53.4 million units as of January 1, 2017. The 53.4 million number means that PS4 remains the highest selling console on the market, and if sales continue at the current pace it could catch up to or surpass the PlayStation 2 as best selling console of all time, for those curious the PS2 sold 155 million units over its 16-year lifespan.
Sony Interactive Entertainment also revealed that 50.4 million PS4 games were sold in retail stores and digitally through the PlayStation 4 worldwide during the holiday season. The most sold PS4 game of the holiday season was Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End with 8.7 million copies sold globally.
In the press release accompanying the sales figures, Andrew House, President and Global CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment had the following to sale.
“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.”
“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 PlayStation4 Pro, while also expanding network services. We will remain steadfast in making the PS4 the best place to play.”
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