Sony Japan has just released a press statement saying that the PS4 has now surpassed 18.5 million consoles sold worldwide, with the 2014 holiday season alone seeing 4.1 million consoles being picked up. This means the PS4 is seeing the fastest growth rate for any PlayStation console. Along with the sales figures for hardware Sony also announced that there are now 10.9 million subscribers to the Plus service. That figure includes PS3, PS4 and Vita, so does not necessarily mean approximately 60% of PS4 owners are Plus members.
18.5 million is a big number to start the new year with, and the rate will likely remain high as more people turn to the new generation of consoles. The exclusive games like The Order 1886, Uncharted 4 and Bloodborne may see help boost numbers. Bundle deals will probably be available for each of those listed games too. These large numbers are good for the industry as a whole, and it’d be good to see how the Xbox One is faring too. If Microsoft post some high numbers too then competition between it and Sony will see both companies push to hold the lead.