Today Sony announced that the PlayStation 4 console has sold over 50 million units worldwide as of December 6, 2016.
According to Sony, Black Friday had a big hand in hitting this milestone. It was the best week for PlayStation in the company’s history. The PS4 has come a long way since its debut back in November of 2013, but it still has to put in a bit more work if it wants to catch up to the 80 million units the PS3 sold.
Software sales are going well too. There have been a whopping 369.6 million games sold as of December 4, 2016 (those sales include both retail and digital via the PlayStation store).
“We’re truly delighted that the PS4 community continues to flourish since launch three years ago.” said Andrew House, President and Global CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment. “With tremendous support from our fans and partners across the globe, this year we were able to deliver an unprecedented lineup of hardware such as the new slimmer PS4, PS4 Pro and PlayStation VR. We will continue to provide the best gaming experiences available through our ground-breaking software lineup and network services, as we focus on accelerating our business and expanding the PS4 ecosystem.”
Sony has made it clear that they’re still behind the PlayStation 4 and are going to be making an effort “to deliver entertainment experiences that are only possible on PlayStation.”