While the 2017 holidays just wrapped up a few weeks ago, it seems Sony spent the most of it counting how much money poured in given the robust business the PlayStation division wrought during the holidays.
In a press release, Sony announced that for the 2017 holidays, PS4 sales sold through (meaning sold, not shipped) more than 5.9 million units! Overall, this brings the PS4’s global and lifetime sales total to over 73.6 million units as of December 31, 2017!
- PS4™ has sold through to consumers more than 5.9 million units*1 during the 2017 holiday season.
- PS4™ has now cumulatively sold through more than 73.6 million units*2 globally as of 31st December, 2017.
- More than 55.9 million*3 PS4 games were sold during the 2017 holiday season in retail stores worldwide and through digital downloads on PlayStation®Store. This totals up to 645.0 million copies*4 cumulatively sold as of December 31, 2017.
Yeah, that’s a lot of consoles, no?
In other PlayStation news, Sony also revealed the most downloaded games, themes and DLCs of 2017, which you can read about here. If you’re one of the millions of PS4 owners who also own a PSVR unit, then prepare for a load of games to hit the device as Sony has mentioned it expects to release 130 titles for PSVR this year alone.