PS4 Sells Over 18.5 Million Units Worldwide; 81.8 Million PS4 Games Sold at Retail and Digital

on January 5, 2015 6:48 PM

Sony Computer Entertainment announced today with a press release that the PS4 has sold 18.5 million units worldwide, of which 4.1 million during the Holiday season.

President and CEO Andrew House provided a comment about the achievement:

We are absolutely delighted that so many customers around the globe have continued to select PS4 as their console of choice throughout this holiday season. We will continue to reinforce and deliver additional value on PS4 as the best place to play, by bringing even more exciting content and by enriching our wide array of service offerings.

We also learn that 81.8 million PS4 games were sold counting both retail and digital sales as of January 4th. Of those, 17.8 million copies were moved during the latest Holiday Season.

Finally, the press release also mentions that PlayStation Plus subscribers have surpassed the a total of 10.9 million worldwide as of January 2nd.

That’s definitely a great achievement, especially considering the many that still claim that home consoles are “dead.” The attach rate data is quite relevant, with approximately 4.42 games sold for each console, meaning that gamers are enjoying their new consoles quite throughly, playing several games on them.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.