Sony has some amazing news about the development of their console. I have been talking a lot about the Nintendo Switch’s sales numbers. However, the PlayStation brand has seen a lot of improvement as well. And the PlayStation 4 has sold quite a lot of units, we’ll also be looking at the sales of the PlayStation VR as well.
Through an announcement on their website, Sony has been selling a cumulative total of 70.6 Million Units. In addition to hardware, more than 617.8 million copies of PlayStation 4 games have been sold at retailers across the world and through digital downloads on the PlayStation Store as of the same date.
The goal for next year will be reaching 79 Million Units sold in March. This is reachable because the holiday season hasn’t technically started yet. And the holiday season often gives console manufacturers a lot of sales. Not only that but there’s a wide variety of game releases planned by Sony for next year.
As for the PlayStation VR itself, he virtual reality headset has sold more than two million units. And 12.2 million copies of the 150 titles released for PlayStation VR have been sold at retailers across the world and through digital downloads on the PlayStation Store.
Let’s remember the fact that the PlayStation VR basically revived the Virtual Reality scene. With strong contenders like Resident Evil 7: Biohazard giving it the popularity it continues to have to this day. The PlayStation VR actually helped VR headsets to reach a new record in worldwide sales.
“We are delighted that so many people are enjoying the unique entertainment proposition of PlayStation 4 and that an emerging technology like PlayStation VR continues to gain traction,” said Andrew House, Chairman of Sony Interactive Entertainment.
The PlayStation brand has been one of the strongest contenders in the console market this year. Sony certainly cannot ignore the success of Nintendo’s hybrid console, but that doesn’t mean they are out of the game.