After claiming victory during Black Friday 2017, Sony is back to brag about how well they did during Holiday 2017, as sales of the PlayStation 4 have surpassed 73.6 million worlwide, as 5.9 million PS4s were sold through during the Holiday season 2017. Damn. Not to mention that over 55 million PS4 games were sold to consumers. Like, double damn!! Insane numbers!
Here’s the official PR statement from Sony:
SAN MATEO, Calif., Jan. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) today announced robust sales for PlayStation®4 (PS4™) computer entertainment system and its software titles during this holiday season.
• PS4 has sold through to consumers more than 5.9 million units*1 during the 2017 holiday season.
• PS4 has now cumulatively sold through more than 73.6 million units*2 globally as of December 31, 2017.
• More than 55.9 million*3 PS4 games were sold during the 2017 holiday season in retail stores worldwide and through digital downloads on PlayStation®Store. This totals up to 645.0 million copies*4 cumulatively sold as of December 31, 2017.
“Thanks to the continued support from our fans across the globe, we are honored to announce remarkable sales during the holiday season,” said John Kodera, President and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment. “PlayStation Network continues to demonstrate spectacular growth, with the number of PlayStation Plus subscribers surpassing 31.5 million*5, and PS Store recording its largest-ever monthly sales of content in December 2017. I would like to express my deepest gratitude to our community and our partners for helping us achieve such phenomenal milestones. We promise our unwavering commitment to bring more amazing experiences to our fans, including exclusive games and innovative network services, as PS4 continues to flourish as the best place to play.“
The PS4 system is currently available in 127 countries and regions*6 worldwide.
While 2017 was another profitable year for the PlayStation, 2018 could be a most interesting year. The Nintendo Switch recently broke the Wii’s record of fastest selling console ever in the US. No way Sony can ignore The Switch’s success at this point.
Can the PS4’s lineup of AAA exclusives persuade gamers to flock to the PS4 and PS4 Pro? The PlayStation Brahs will be here reporting the news all year long!