As of November 22 the PS4 has sold over 30 million units, Sony announced on Wednesday in a press release:
âSony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) today announced that the PlayStationÂ®4 (PS4â¢) computer entertainment system has cumulatively sold more than 30.2 million units worldwide as of November 22. PS4 continues to demonstrate the fastest and strongest growth in PlayStationÂ® hardware history.â
Though the PS4 is Sonyâs fastest selling console, it isnât the fastest selling console of all time. That distinction belongs to the Nintendo Wii, which sold 45 million units during the first two years of its run. The PS4 also has a long way to go before reaching the sales figures of Sonyâs best selling console ever, the PS2, which sold over 155 million units worldwide during its twelve-year run. However, the PS4 has only been on the market for two years, so it could exceed the record-breaking sales of PS2 over its lifetime if it continues to sell well.
âWe are sincerely grateful that gamers across the globe have continued to choose PS4 as the best place to play since launch two years ago,â said President and Global CEO of SCEI, Andrew House in the press release. âWe are committed to bringing engaging games and entertainment services to users worldwide. Thanks to the support of our partners, PS4 continues to be the premier platform for game and interactive entertainment innovation.â
The sales milestone came only a month and two weeks after its $50 USD and $20 CAD price drop in the US and Canada in October (the UK got a Â£50 price drop later that same month) just in time for the holiday shopping season.
This price drop now puts Sonyâs console at the same price of $349 USD/Â£299.99 as the Xbox One, the latter of which is struggling to keep up with the PS4âs sales despite a solid line-up of exclusives including Halo 5: Guardians, Rare Replay, Rise of the Tomb Raider, and Forza Motorsport 6 just to name a few. Plus the PS4 has its own line-up of upcoming exclusive titles including Bloodborne The Old Hunters DLC, Uncharted 4: A Thiefâs End, and Gravity Rush Remastered.
What do you all think? Will the PS4 continue to sell better than its rival console? Or will Microsoft be able to pull the Xbox One out of its sales slump and catch up to Sonyâs lead? Let us know in the comments below.