Sony Has Sold Over 70.6 Million PS4s Worldwide

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After hitting the 60.4 million mark this June, Sony has now sold over 70.6 million PlayStation 4 consoles globally as of December 3.

The PlayStation 4 originally launched on November 15, 2013 in North America and later that same month in PAL territories. It went on sale in Japan the following February. Sony launched a revamped slimmer model as well as the 4K-friendly PlayStation 4 Pro in September 2016 as well.

You can read the full press release below:

SAN MATEO, Calif., Dec. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) today announced new sales milestones for PlayStation®4 (PS4™) computer entertainment system, PlayStation®VR (PS VR) virtual reality system, and PS4 and PS VR games.

PS4 has cumulatively sold through more than 70.6M units to consumers worldwide as of December 3, 2017*1.

More than 617.8 million copies*2 of PS4 games have been sold at retail stores globally and through digital downloads on PlayStation®Store as of December 3, 2017.

Based on strong momentum of PS4, PS VR cumulatively sold through more than 2M units to consumers worldwide as of December 3, 2017*1.

150 titles have been released for PS VR*3, achieving more than 12.2 million copies sold at retail stores globally and through digital downloads on PlayStation Store as of December 3, 2017*2.

"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. "I cannot thank our fans and partners enough. 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. We will continue to work closely with partners to maintain this momentum, and remain steadfast in making PS4 the best place to play."

On the software front, PS4's portfolio will continue to expand with an array of games including God of War, Detroit: Become Human and Marvel's Spider-Man. Currently there are more than 130 highly anticipated games and other entertainment content in development for PS VR, launching by the end of 2018.*4

SIE will continue to further expand both PS4 and PS VR to deliver entertainment experiences that are only possible on PlayStation.

*1 Number of retail sales to consumers is estimated by SIE. Sales data in Japan collected 2/22/2014 -- 12/3/2017, in North America collected 11/15/2013 -- 12/2/2017, in Latin America collected 11/29/2013 -- 12/2/2017, in Europe collected 11/29/2013 -- 12/3/2017, and in Asia collected 12/17/2013 -- 12/3/2017.

*2 Number of retail sales to consumers is estimated by SIE. Sales data in Japan collected 2/22/2014 -- 12/3/2017, in North America collected 11/15/2013 -- 12/2/2017, in Latin America collected 11/29/2013 -- 12/2/2017, in Europe collected 11/29/2013 -- 12/3/2017, and in Asia collected 12/17/2013 -- 12/3/2017. Does not include add-on content.

*3 Number of title differs by region

*4 Title line-up differs by region.

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Comments

    Genuinely interested to see if they have a sale per country metric.

    Given the reluctance of Japanese native to purchase anything not produced on home soil, it would be interesting to see what % of the overall sales they make up.

    Same goes for the switch.

      I got 2, First was a dud that broke twice, Power supply & other stuff, The 2nd was the ps4 Pro to replace it, The pro was a gift to replace the standard ps4 that was a xmas gift, Still doing better than my brother in the xbox 360 days lol

    Even though im not a sony fan at all, this is great news.

    I love that Nintendo, Xbox and Sony all take turns at leading sales. Healthy competition pushes all companies to be better

    PAL territory? We havent referred to PAL and NTSC territories for 2 PS console generations. Kotaku is aware that PAL and NTSC refer to analogue TV signals, right?

      You are right but it has become part of the general category now. I still call them PAL region and PAL games because Nintendo still sort of using that term.

      I daresay it's still a useful way for marketeers (or other people who need to analyse this stuff) to break down differences between Japan/USA and Europe/South America/Australia etc.

        Then I think we need a new term - however there is nothing wrong with saying AU/NA/EU/UK/JP/HK regions as Sony does

    Where are the analysts that said there was no longer a place for consoles and everyone would abandon them for phone / tablet gaming?

      Probably hanging out with the guys that said PC gaming is dead.

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