Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai has been speaking at the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show, colloquially known as CES, and has revealed that the company have now sold over 53.4 million PlayStation 4 consoles.
As Sony had previously reported sales of 50 million consoles on December 6th then it’s easy to work out that the Japanese giant has shifted over 3.4 million consoles in less than one month. Sadly they did not split the figures so we don’t know how many of these are PS4 Pros, and figures for PlayStation VR were not revealed. Software sales were also superb with 50.4 million units in both physical and digital media.
Data the whole holiday period from the start of November reveals over 6.2 million consoles sold, a fantastic result for Sony. We await Microsoft’s announcement of how many users they have “engaged”, or whatever made up metric they are measuring Xbox against these days.
UPDATE: Never one to let me down, Microsoft have posted that “in November and December we saw Xbox Live engagement reach an all-time high of 3.9 billion hours, up 23 percent compared to the prior year.”
Microsoft also posted that the “Xbox One S was among the top-selling consumer products this holiday in many markets,” before the tech giant revealed how many Xbox One consoles had been sold.
Just joshing. Instead they told us that “Fans created over 2.4 million personalized Xbox Wireless Controller designs via Xbox Design Lab in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico.”