The Playstation 4 has been doing quite well in console sales since its launch in 2013. The system quickly took over the Xbox One, switching the sales board around from the PS3’s not so stellar sales performance. The PlayStation 4 has also shown a strong line-up of exclusive content as well as content from their core series such as Uncharted, Ratchet & Clank, The Last of Us, and others. On top of that, Sony recently became the first home console with VR support, not to mention offering one of the most affordable VR experiences.
Sony isn’t done yet it seems as the PlayStation 4 system just hit 50 million units sold worldwide. This news popped up after a stellar Black Friday in the States pushed the console foward, this was no doubt due to prices dropping at least $50 USD on top of including extras such as gift cards with purchase at most retailers nationwide and the release of the new Slim and Pro systems just a couple weeks before the event.
If all that’s not enough for Sony, software sales are doing better than ever. MCV reports that Sony currently has more than 360 million units sold across all of their titles both digital and physical. This is largely in thanks to their ever-growing library of games including exclusive series like Tales of, Uncharted, and Last of Us, and others. By including so many vastly different series and keeping them exclusive Sony has found a way to increase their sales by offering content for everyone.
“We’re truly delighted that the PS4 community continues to flourish since launch three years ago,” said Andrew House, president of Sony Entertainment.
Andrew House indicated in another quote that he was excited for the support he had received from fans. He is pleased to see a stream of positive feedback that is allowing Sony to move forward with technology like the PSVR and Pro. House also stated that Sony will be accelerating their services and expanding the PS4 Ecosystem soon
The competition between Playstation 4 and Xbox One is becoming intense than ever and interesting to watch. We will continue to provide sales stats to indicate current demand and market tendencies.