PS4 Lifetime Sales Surpass 30 Million Units Sold


Move over, PlayStation 2; you might have some competition in the coming years. Sony Computer Entertainment has announced that the PS4 has sold through to consumers more than 30.2 million units worldwide. Described as “the fastest and strongest grown in PlayStation history,” the games and multimedia platform surpassed the 30 million sold as of November 22nd, a date coincidentally coinciding with the 2nd year anniversary of the platform’s main console competitor, Microsoft’s Xbox One.

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“We are sincerely grateful that gamers across the globe have continued to choose PS4 as the best place to play since launch two years ago,” Sony Computer Entertainment president and global CEO Andrew House said in the release. “We are committed to bringing engaging games and entertainment services to users worldwide. Thanks to the support of our partners, PS4 continues to be the premier platform for game and interactive entertainment innovation.”

Available in 124 regions and countries around the world, it is the variety of titles that Sony chose to promote the PS4 within its release that are interesting. The list of anticipated titles include platform-defining titles like the Bloodborne: The Old Hunters expansion (and physical release), Gravity Rush Remastered, Dragon Quest Builders, Ryu Ga Gotoku KIWAMI and then, seemingly thrown in at the end, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. Considering how renown the series is, and just coming off of a PS4 remastering of the original PS3 trilogy, you would think Naughty Dog’s most famous IP would get more of the focus on promotion.

Regardless, 30 million PS4 units sold so quickly shows that gaming consoles aren’t quite dead yet. Things might be tough for the competition, but Sony has shown that the shift towards mobile gaming development won’t be as quick as one previously thought.