Sony Sells Over 30M PlayStation 4 Units
By Staff Writer
Sony announced Wednesday that it has sold over 30 million units of its PlayStation 4 game console all over the world. The feat makes Sony a certified leader in the gaming console industry.
In a report by CNBC, the Japanese tech giant launched its latest game console in November 2013. Two years after, on November 22, 2014, to be exact, it has already sold 30.2 million units. This is a significant leap from the 20.1 million units sold in March this year. This only shows that the company is still dominating the game console industry.
According to PC Mag, PS4 sales by January this year were 18.5 million. That number included 4.1 million units that were sold during the holiday season the past year. With Sony's $50 discount on the game console, its sales are still seen to grow significantly before the end of the year.
Sony CEO Andrew House said, "We are sincerely grateful that gamers across the globe have continued to choose PS4 as the best place to play since launch two years ago."
Meanwhile, The Wall Street Journal reported PS4 is way ahead of its major competitors, the Microsoft's Xbox One and Nintendo's Wii U. Microsoft hasn't posted any report on how many Xbox units it has sold, while Nintendo reported that it has sold over 10.7 million Wii U's since it was launched in November 2012.
PlayStation 4 is now one of Sony's major products. It has evolved from being a traditional game business with people buying a single game, into a streaming-based subscription service that offers live and on-demand TV shows. Meanwhile, it is also headed to the virtual-reality industry, with the new PlayStation VR that will be launched next year.
Sony is also set to release new title such as Ryu Ga GotokuKIWAMI, Dragon Quest Builders, Bloodborne, Gravity Rush Remastered, The Old Hunters Edition, and Uncharted 4: A Thief's End. A PlayStation 2 emulation will also be released on the new PS4.