Sony has announced that the PlayStation 4 has reached another massive sales milestone. Announced via a press release, as of the end of 2018, the PlayStation 4 has officially sold through over an astounding 91.6 million units worldwide since its release over five years ago. The massively successful console was able to achieve this on the back of 5.6 million units being sold worldwide during the 2018 holiday season. This feat also shows that Sony moved over 10 million units during the last five months of the year after announcing they had sold 81.2 million consoles near the end of July.
This astounding sales accomplishment has now pushed the PlayStation 4 past the PlayStation 3’s lifetime sales at a breakneck pace. It also officially places the PlayStation 4 as the current fourth best selling home console of all time only behind Sony’s first two PlayStation consoles and the Nintendo Wii.
On the games side of things, over 50.7 million games were sold for the PlayStation 4 during this past holiday season. Thanks to this, the total number of games sold for the console over its lifetime now sits at a staggering 876 million worldwide. Holiday sales were also bolstered by the success of Insomniac’s huge 2018 hit Marvel’s Spider-Man. Sony announced that the game, which is the fastest selling PlayStation exclusive of all time, had sold over 9 million copies worldwide from its initial release in September through November 25.
Sony Interactive Entertainment’s (SIE) CEO John Kodera thanked PlayStation fans for helping achieve the PlayStation 4’s success by stating, “I would like to express my deepest gratitude to our passionate community around the globe, and our partners, for helping us achieve these milestones.” Kodera also promised that the company plans to make 2019 as good as years past with “more enhanced experiences” and “a highly anticipated lineup of games” coming to the PlayStation 4.
As the PlayStation 4 aims for the lofty 100 million units sold, it will be interesting to see where it will top out as it nears the end of its life cycle, as Sony has already confirmed the console’s successor is in development. With no plans of attending E3 this year, fans can only wait to see what Sony has planned for the future of PlayStation.