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PS4 worldwide sales top 70.6 million, PlayStation VR tops two million

PS4 worldwide sales top 70.6 million, PlayStation VR tops two million

As of December 6th 2017, the Japanese electronics firm has shipped more than 70.6 million PS4 consoles to customers right around the world.

"At our gaming business, sales of the PlayStation 4 are strong heading into the holidays", said Takeda-san. Headset sales have likely been buoyed by the continued success of PlayStation 4, which has cumulatively sold through more than 70.6 million units to consumers worldwide. And 12.2 million copies of the 150 titles released for PlayStation VR have been sold at retailers across the world and through digital downloads on the PlayStation Store.

While Sony hasn't announced any plans for new gaming hardware, it confirmed that it's planning to expand its range of PS4 games.

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Looking ahead to 2018, PS4 has a number of major exclusives due for release, including God of War, Detroit: Become Human, and Spider-Man. "Now there are more than 130 highly anticipated games and other entertainment content in development for PS VR, launching by the end of 2018". They'll launch by the end of 2018.

Estimated sales figures from SIE show that PlayStation VR cumulatively sold through more than 2 million units to consumers worldwide as of 3rd December, 2017. "I can not thank our fans and partners enough". Microsoft has also had an impressive year of growth.

At the rate, Nintendo's Switch is being sold it may soon overtake PS4's lifetime sales of 5.5 million units in Japan claims a report by gamingbolt. "Our business model involves selling both the game console and the software for it, so we're working to get more customers paying continuously for content, for example through paid subscription services". It, too, has had a stellar year. That's pretty impressive considering it was only released in March.