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PlayStation 4 Sells 5.9 Million Units During 2017 Holiday Season; PS4 Doing Very Well in the Market
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PlayStation 4 Sells 5.9 Million Units During 2017 Holiday Season; PS4 Doing Very Well in the Market

by Aiman MaulanaJanuary 10, 2018
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Sony Interactive Entertainment has announced some interesting things related to the PS4 that has happened during the 2017 holiday season. It’s definitely good news for the PlayStation 4.

PS4 Sells 5.9 Million Units During 2017 Holiday Season

The folks over at Sony Interactive Entertainment has made a rather interesting announcement yesterday. During the 2017 holiday season, the PlayStation 4 has performed admirably in the market. To be precise, there were 5.9 million PS4 units sold in the 2017 holiday season alone, but that’s not all.

As of December 31st 2017, over 73.6 million PS4 units were sold worldwide, and more than 55.9 million PlayStation 4 games were sold during the 2017 holiday season. The latter counts for numbers sold in retail stores worldwide as well as digital purchases via the PlayStation Store. All of the games sold have totaled to about 645 million copies cumulatively sold as of December 31st 2017.

John Kodera, President and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, said:

Thanks to the continued support from our fans across the globe, we are honored to announce remarkable sales during the holiday season. PlayStation Network continues to demonstrate spectacular growth, with the number of PlayStation Plus subscribers surpassing 31.5 million, and PS Store recording its largest-ever monthly contents sales in December 2017.

I would like to express my deepest gratitude to our community and our partners for helping us achieve such phenomenal milestones. We promise our unwavering commitment to bring more amazing experiences to our fans, including exclusive games and innovative network services, as PS4 continues to flourish as the best place to play.

Sony Possibly Changing PS Plus

After the dismal sales of the PlayStation 3, the PlayStation 4 (combined with the PS4 Pro) have sold well across the globe, which is a good sign for Sony. In fact, it is expected to be even bigger in 2018, but whether it will beat the record of the best-selling console of all time, currently being held by the PlayStation 2 with over 155 million units worldwide, is still up in the air.

 

Pokdepinion: Congratulations to Sony Interactive Entertainment for bouncing back this time with the PlayStation 4. Hopefully the PS4 will last a bit longer in the market before we see the next console iteration.

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Aiman Maulana
Jack of all trades, master of none, but oftentimes better than a master of one. YouTuber, video editor, tech head, and a wizard of gaming. What's up? :)