PlayStation 4 Sales Surpass 70 Million Units Worldwide

Todd Singleton
December 8, 2017

In a press release, Sony has announced that worldwide sales of the PS4 have cumulatively reached over 70.6 million units, as of December 3rd, 2017 (sales in this case being sell-through of systems to consumers, not "shipped" to retailers).

When it comes to PlayStation VR, the hardware's latest sales feat certainly indicates a growing interest in the medium, especially since it nearly took a full year for the headset to hit 1 million units after its release.

As of December 3, the PlayStation 4 has cumulatively sold though more than 70.6 million units to consumers worldwide with over 617 million copes of PlayStation 4 games sold at retail stores and in the PlayStation digital store.

Good figures all-round, but the PS4 still has some some catching up to do if wants to compete with its great-grandfather and grandfather.

Sony only passed 1 million sales in June, so the uptick has been significant in the last few months. Think it can do it?

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The PSVR Gran Turismo Sport bundle (featuring the headset and tracking camera) will cost just $199, which is lower than the best Black Friday price of $239.

While sales of the PS4 and PS4 Pro were not divided up, Sony says the estimated data is up-to-date as of December 1. More than 12.2m PSVR games have been sold.

Andrew House, president of Sony Interactive Entertainment, is pleased with these results and is pleased that virtual reality is gaining ground.

PS4 games have been sold - that's in shops and from the PlayStation Store - Sony said. Their support, since the launch of the very first PlayStation in 1994, has helped to make PlayStation one of the biggest console gaming networks in the world.

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