5.9 million PS4 units were moved during the recent Christmas holidays, Sony has announced overnight.
The impressive number is down slightly on 2016 where 6.2 million consoles were sold globally but still adds nicely to the overall worldwide sales for the PS4, which now stands at a cool 73.6 million as of December 31st, 2017.
To put the newly released figures into some perspective, if Sony manages to match its unit sales for the PS4 in 2017 again this year it will likely surpass predecessor PS3 for lifetime sales, with Sony’s previous console shifting 80 million units worldwide.
Away from impressive hardware figures, Christmas software figures aren’t looking too shabby either for Sony with more than 55.9 million PS4 games sold during the same period last year, be it through retail stores or digitally via the PlayStation Store, bringing the number of games cumulatively sold to a whopping 645 million.
Understandably happy, President and CEO of SIE John Kodera had this to say: “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*5, and PS Store recording its largest-ever monthly content 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.”