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PS4 Sales Pass 70 Million Consoles Worldwide
PlayStation 4 has sold through over 70.6 million units worldwide to consumers as of December 3, 2017, Sony has announced. The figure brings total sales numbers for the PS4 closer to the 80 million benchmark it achieved with the PlayStation 3.
Sony did not, however, provide information on how the sales break down between the original PS4, PS4 Slim, and PS4 Pro, which launched in November 2016. In a press release, the company added that the strong sales of PS4 has had a positive impact on [PlayStation VR] which has cumulatively sold through more than 2 million units as of December 3, 2017.
In terms of software, more than 617.8 million copies of PS4 titles have been sold globally in retail stores and through digital downloads on the PlayStation Store."
In October, Sony reported its earnings for the financial quarter ended September 30, noting that it had shipped 67.5 million consoles to retailers worldwide. During this period specifically, 4.2 million consoles where shipped, which was an improvement over the same period in 2016. This was also the highest quarterly shipment figure since the holiday period in 2016.
Demand for the PS4, it seems, continues to be strong, and Sony could carry this momentum forward with the numerous exclusive games it has on the way. Currently, its slate of 2018 titles includes God of War, The Last of Us Part 2, and Spider-Man from its first-party developers. These are supported by a strong selection of third-party games such as Red Dead Redemption 2, Anthem, and Far Cry 5, among others.
As the year winds down, GameSpot is looking back at the performance of each of the three platform holders in 2017. You can read our assessment of how Sony performed in our PS4 2017 report card.