The PlayStation 4 has performed considerably well ever since it was released back in 2013. It took an early lead over the Xbox One and has continued to outsell its rival. The console continues to set new records for Sony. The company confirmed in May this year that worldwide sales had crossed 40 million units. Sony has announced today that worldwide sales of the PlayStation 4 have now crossed 50 million units.
The 50 million figure represents sales to actual customers and not just shipments to retailers. Sony really has sold 50 million PlayStation 4 consoles across the globe. This figure includes the recently launched PS4 Slim as well as the PlayStation 4 Pro.
The company also pointed out in its press release that the console saw its “best ever” Black Friday week in the history of PlayStation. PS4 software sales remain strong as well with more than 369.6 million copies of games sold in retail stores across the globe as well as through digital downloads on the PlayStation Store.
“We will continue to provide the best gaming experiences available through our ground-breaking software lineup and network services, as we focus on accelerating our business and expanding the PS4 ecosystem,” said Andrew House, President and Global CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment.
PS4’s games lineup will continue to grow this holiday season and later into 2017 with highly anticipated titles such as Resident Evil 7 biohazard, Horizon Zero Dawn, The Last Guardian as well as titles for the PlayStation VR.