PS4 Surpasses 50 Million Units Sold Worldwide; Best Black Friday of PlayStation’s History

on December 7, 2016 8:27 AM

Today Sony Interactive Entertainment announced with a press release that the PS4 has sold-through to customers over 50 million units worldwide as of December 6th, 2016.

The press release also mentions that the console enjoyed the best Black Friday week of PlayStation’s history. The figure is cumulative among all models of PS4, including the newly-released PS4 Pro, that hit the worldwide shelves on November 10th.

Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Andrew House accompanied the press release with a statement:

“We’re truly delighted that the PS4 community continues to flourish since launch three years ago.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.”

On top of hardware sales, we also learn about software, that sold-through 369.6 million copies combined between brick and mortar stores and digital downloads as of December 4th.

The press release also promises, as usual, that “SIE will continue to expand the world of PS4 to deliver entertainment experiences that are only possible on PlayStation.”

Sony Corporation announced back in October that the company predicts PS4 shipments to reach 60 million units by March 31st, 2017, and considering that actual sales already reached fifty million units, the target definitely seems within reach.

 /  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.