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PS4 Sales Top 106 Million Units Sold to Consumers, PSVR Sells 5 Million Units

PS4 Sales Top 106 Million Units Sold to Consumers, PSVR Sells 5 Million Units - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 06 January 2020 / 3,600 Views

Sony Interactive Entertainment President and CEO Jim Ryan during Sony's CES 2020 keynote announced the PlayStation 4 has sold-through 106 million units to consumers as of December 31, 2019. There has also been over 1.15 billion games sold on the platform at retail and on the PlayStation Store. 

The PlayStation 4 is the second best-selling home console of all time, only behind the PlayStation 2.

"I am very pleased to see that so many PlayStation fans value the unparalleled entertainment experience on PS4," said Ryan. "This has been made possible by the support we have from our partners and fans since launching PlayStation in 1994, and I would like to truly thank everyone.

"We’ve consistently delivered innovative products like PlayStation VR, which has reached its 5 million unit sales milestone. There is much more entertainment experience to look forward to that the PlayStation ecosystem will provide that we can’t wait to share with our fans."

PS4 Sales Top 106 Million Units Sold to Consumers, PSVR Sells 5 Million Units

Ryan also announced their virtual reality headset, PlayStation VR, has sold through over 5 million units. There are also 38.8 million PlayStation Plus subscribers and 103 million monthly active users on the PlayStation Network.

Sony will launch their next generation console, the PlayStation 5, in Holiday 2020.

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 or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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trunkswd (on 06 January 2020)

VGChartz has sales of the PS4 at 105.96 million units through December 28. When you add in the last 3 days of 2019 we would have sales of 106 million units.

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JRPGfan trunkswd (on 06 January 2020)

are the numbers hes referenceing from end of holidays? Its only the 7th now... do they really have those numbers? It could be from a week ago or so I guess.

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trunkswd trunkswd (on 06 January 2020)

Yes they are. The press release mentions the sales are through December 31, 2019.

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Machina (on 07 January 2020)

Well done on the tracking Will :)

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JRPGfan (on 06 January 2020)

103m+ active monthly useres, 38.8m+ PS4 plus users, 1,15 Billion games sold, and 106m consoles sold through to consumers.

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Zenos (on 07 January 2020)

I'm surprised PSVR sold this well. 4-5% of all PS4 sales is a pretty good attach rate all things considering.

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thismeintiel (on 06 January 2020)

So, probably 108M shipped for PS4 and 6M-7M shipped for PS VR. Nice.

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xl-klaudkil (on 07 January 2020)

Is this the highest selling console with the highest sale price ever? Just imagine where it could be if sony dropped it to 200-250 2 years ago.

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Azzanation (on 06 January 2020)

I am curious to know what the VR Target sales weren't meant to be. 5m sounds like a lot but was that what Sony planned on selling or is that under sold with its time on the market?

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DialgaMarine Azzanation (on 06 January 2020)

I guess all things considered with the pricing, the amount of competition, and the fact that the tech is still infantile, I imagine this may have not been their mark, but they’re satisfied nonetheless. Should get a nice boost with Iron Man VR.

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JRPGfan Azzanation (on 06 January 2020)

compaired to the competition's VR headset sales, 5m+ isnt so bad.

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Azzanation Azzanation (on 06 January 2020)

@JRPGfan, that's not exactly how it works. For example, If Sony is losing millions on the device than I don't think the competition is going to care how many units they sell. That's why its important companies reach there sales goals. However if PSVR is making a fortune than I am sure the competition would want to jump in for the slice of the pie.

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DonFerrari Azzanation (on 07 January 2020)

They have said on the first 2 years on almost all PSVR sales announcement that they were selling more than projected.

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DonFerrari Azzanation (on 07 January 2020)

I like your reply Azz where you give a double negative, it either is selling low and losing money or other companies would have access to the profit of PSVR and would have more competitors (PSVR is the best selling VR, and there are big competitors against it).

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DonFerrari (on 07 January 2020)

The numbers keep growing.
And again we got an update of PSVR - 5M sold, but doubters will say it is doing bad and Sony is hiding the numbers.

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xMetroid DonFerrari (on 07 January 2020)

Still 5 millions is niche and isn't that viable to make AAA just in VR

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DonFerrari DonFerrari (on 07 January 2020)

Call what you want, it is still receiving a lot of new SW and PSVR isn't the only VR in the market.

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