PlayStation 4 surpasses 70 million units sold

PlayStation 4 surpasses 70 million units sold

The Sony PS4 1TB was on sale for $199 during Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales events.

The 2 million PlayStation VR units sold also makes the company a real player in virtual reality, an area that Facebook's Oculus, Steam and HTC's Vive and the Samsung Gear VR are trying to carve out. No other console has attained these many sales in such a short amount of time, not even the Playstation PS4. And while on the subject of software, 617.8 million copies of PlayStation 4 games have been sold at retailers across the world and through digital downloads on the PlayStation Store.

Nintendo's Switch console has had a solid year in sales after 2.5 million units were sold in Japan since its release back in March, making it the most sold console system of the year in the country.

"We are delighted that so many people are enjoying the unique entertainment proposition of PlayStation 4 and that an emerging technology like PlayStation VR continues to gain traction", said Andrew House, Chairman of Sony Interactive Entertainment in a statement.

Tracee Ellis Ross explains sexual harassment to 'The Handsy Man'
Al Franken groping a sleeping Leeann Tweeden's breasts, and one final message: "I'll say it clearly, nice and slow". Ross went on to read all the things that " Handsy Man " may not do.

To say that these numbers are impressive would be an understatement. While the console has hit a solid stride, its first year and a half were extremely sluggish due to the lack of games dedicated to the Japanese market, following by a large cross-generation period in which games released also on PS3 reduced the attractiveness of the new console.

Sony launched the PS4 in November 2013 and quickly established a firm lead over its leading competitor, the Xbox One. The $100 Black Friday discount helped sales of the PSVR as well.

Going into 2018, Sony will continue to build on it's 2017 momentum with a slew of exclusive titles.

Related Articles

  • Myanmar may be guilty of Rohingya genocide

    Myanmar may be guilty of Rohingya genocide

    Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein also urged the Human Rights Council to consider asking the U.N. According to Reuters, Myanmar denies committing atrocities against the Rohingya.
    'Dragon's Crown Pro' (PS4) Officially Announced - Screens & Trailer

    'Dragon's Crown Pro' (PS4) Officially Announced - Screens & Trailer

    Atlus announced today that Dragon's Crown Pro will make its way to North America this Spring 2018 for the PlayStation 4. The game can support four player co-op in both local and online play, and comes drawn in Vanillaware's signature style.
    Nigeria, Switzerland agree deal on Abacha's $321million loot

    Nigeria, Switzerland agree deal on Abacha's $321million loot

    It added that Malami expressed gratitude for the support of the worldwide community to the fight against corruption. He explained that the MoU spelt out the modalities of returning the sum of $321m by Switzerland to Nigeria.
  • Nissan to test their self-driving auto  service in Japan 2018

    Nissan to test their self-driving auto service in Japan 2018

    The auto giant and Japanese mobile game company DeNA have jointly developed the new driverless vehicle services, dubbed Easy Ride. Nissan and DeNA started a technical field test using an autonomous vehicle this year.
    'Bohemian Rhapsody' finds new director after Bryan Singer firing

    'Bohemian Rhapsody' finds new director after Bryan Singer firing

    As a result of Singer's absence from the shoot, Variety reported that cinematographer Thomas Newton Sigel briefly stepped in. It is hoped that Fletcher will be able to get the project back on track for its slated December 25, 2018 release.

    Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (APC) To Go Ex-Dividend on December 12th

    It increased, as 35 investors sold HCP, Inc. shares while 170 reduced holdings. 73 funds opened positions while 184 raised stakes. The Lucas Capital Management holds 27,712 shares with $1.26M value, up from 17,810 last quarter. 140 are held by Liberty Capital.
  • Abusing Modi is culture of Congress: Shah

    Abusing Modi is culture of Congress: Shah

    The Congress party has had a lead over the BJP in the election campaign for the Gujarat elections up until now. So if it has some other meaning or it means "low-born" only, then I apologise for the wrong translation.
    Credit union sues to block Mulvaney from leading CFPB

    Credit union sues to block Mulvaney from leading CFPB

    In his first act as part-time acting director, Mulvaney moved to freeze the payments to working Americans who've been cheated. LESPFCU has 8,500 members and serves low-income, immigrant and other underserved communities.
    Dwayne

    Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson Receiving Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

    Ana Martinez , producer of the Walk of Fame ceremonies, says in a statement posted on the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce website. According to Forbes , the actor netted $65 million while his movies have grossed almost $3 billion at the box office.
  • Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger: 'Shkodran Mustafi an injury doubt for Saints clash'

    Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger: 'Shkodran Mustafi an injury doubt for Saints clash'

    The Gunners have already topped Group H and have done so without turning to several of their first-team players. Arsenal lock horns with BATE Borisov at Emirates Stadium for their Uefa Europa League duel on Thursday night.
    Rose returns to Cavaliers to resume rehab on sprained ankle

    Rose returns to Cavaliers to resume rehab on sprained ankle

    Some have wondered if the added spacing from Thomas could allow Wade to go back into the starting lineup. The Cavs have won 12 straight, so they're obviously rolling with cohesion among starters and reserves.
    Buhari scores his Administration, Says he has performed well

    Buhari scores his Administration, Says he has performed well

    He said his government had played significant roles in restoring peace and harmony in the northeast. The president commissioned a multi-billion naira 500-bed Giginyu Ultramodern Hospital in Kano.