Sony: PS4 Sales Top 70.6 Million Units Worldwide, PSVR Tops 2 Million Units

Sony: PS4 Sales Top 70.6 Million Units Worldwide, PSVR Tops 2 Million Units - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 07 December 2017 / 3,824 Views

Sony Interactive Entertainment announced worldwide PlayStation 4 sales have surpassed 70.6 million units as of December 3, 2017. 

617.8 million games have been sold on the PlayStation 4 at retail and through digital downloads on the PlayStation Store. 

Sony also announced cumulative sales for the PlayStation VR have topped 2 million units. 150 titles have been released for the VR headset with sales of more than 12.2 million units. 

"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.

"I cannot thank our fans and partners enough. Their support, since the launch of very first PlayStation in 1994, has helped to make PlayStation one of the biggest console gaming network in the world.  We will continue to work closely with partners to maintain this momentum and remain steadfast in making PS4 the best place to play."


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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11 Comments

PEEPer0nni (on 07 December 2017)

The only true worldwide console brand.


StreaK (on 07 December 2017)

Amen brother...AMEN!!


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LivingMetal (on 07 December 2017)

Mind boggling...


DialgaMarine (on 07 December 2017)

So does that mean PS4 has officially surpassed 3DS? Wasn't expecting so soon.


Podings (on 07 December 2017)

Almost halfway to PS2 numbers. Let's hope the coming four years stay strong.


DialgaMarine (on 07 December 2017)

With next year's lineup, it almost certainly will. If Sony does some agressive bundling with Spider-Man and RDR2, to name a couple, they're going to kill it in 2018


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Kerotan (on 07 December 2017)

Global domination. 75m this fiscal year and 80m by next e3. Nothing stops this train.


DialgaMarine (on 07 December 2017)

Sony has been talking 79 million shipped by FY2017 end, so we'll see how that goes.


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CosmicSex (on 07 December 2017)

@DialgaMarine remember those numbers are sold through... so they are probably well on their way to shipped.


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EricHiggin (on 07 December 2017)

PS3, 11 years, 87 million. PS4, 4 years, 70 million and counting. WOW.


OsafuneKatana (on 07 December 2017)

THE BEAST. THE KING. THE MONSTER. THE JUGGERNAUT


StreaK (on 07 December 2017)

Freaking hell that is just amazing!!! #1 gaming brand for sure! How long did it take the PS4 to break 10 million???


Errorist76 (on 07 December 2017)

100?! Probably early-mid 2019.


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StreaK (on 07 December 2017)

No, I want to know how long it took the PS4 to get to 10 million so I can determine if Switch will beat that. If the Switch by any chance becomes quicker selling it might actually catch up to the PS4...yikes!!!


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CartBlanche (on 07 December 2017)

Amazing numbers!


Valcristo (on 07 December 2017)

PS Four the Gamers... A beast for the gaming lovers.


The_BlackHeart__ (on 07 December 2017)

It will catch up to the PS3 in the next 10 months. But it will require this gen to last 4 more years to surpass the PS2. Very unlikely.


Podings (on 07 December 2017)

The PS2 didn't reach 150 million within its own generation however.


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DialgaMarine (on 07 December 2017)

That's true. PS2 managed to sell 30+ million units post-PS3 launch, but because of the extremely cheap price and the fact that the PS3 launch was so botched. I have a feeling Sony isn't going to making such mistakes with PS5, so assuming we see PS5 in 2019/ 2020, I doubt PS4 will do nearly as well after that launches.


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