The PlayStation 4 continues to sell like hot cakes, with another strong December holiday shopping season pushing the console to 91.6 million units sold by the end of 2018. The last we heard, the PS4 had sold 86.1 million units by its fifth birthday in mid-November, but the console sold more than 5.6 million in the last month and a half of the year.
Hitting the 100 million mark and even eclipsing the 102 million consoles that the original PlayStation sold is now well within reach for 2019, as the PS4 marches up the list of best-selling games consoles.
Not only that, but strong console sales tied in with huge sales for Marvel’s Spider-Man, which has sold more than 9 million copies worldwide. Strangely Sony only quote that figure as being up until 25th November, and with continuing discounts through the rest of the year the game will have sold plenty more copies. That means that one in ten PS4 owners also have a copy of Spider-Man. That’s huge.
John Kodera, President and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment said, “I would like to express my deepest gratitude to our passionate community around the globe, and our partners, for helping us achieve these milestones. This year, we will bring more enhanced experiences to our fans along with a highly anticipated lineup of games that are only possible on PS4. As we look toward the next PS4 milestone, SIE will continue to evolve, and we will further expand the platform to deliver the best interactive entertainment experiences to the world.”
Source: press release