It was a little over 6 months ago that Sony announced they had sold 40 million PlayStation 4 units globally, and now they’re announcing another milestone: 50 million PlayStation 4s have been sold around the world in just three years. The system was originally released in the United States on Nov. 15, 2013.
Sony added that this number was units actually sold to consumers, and didn’t include units simply shipped to retail stores.
The new milestone came largely in part to 2016 being PlayStation’s “best ever Black Friday week in history” according to a press release, and the launch of the new PlayStation Pro high end system and the new PlayStation VR headset.
In terms of software, almost 370 million PS4 games have been sold, including both hard copies and digitally downloaded versions.
Andrew House, Sony Interactive’s President and Global CEO said they were “truly delighted that the PS4 community continues to flourish since launch” and they were dedicated to providing “the best gaming experiences available through our ground-breaking software lineup and network services” in the days to come.
How does this compare to previous efforts from Sony? They still have a little way to go. The PS3 sold over 80 million units, and that count was just before the PS4 launch, so even more PS3 units were likely sold in the waning days.
Currently, the PS4 console system available in over 120 countries and regions.