In all the talk about the next generation, the PS4 is still going strong and Sony has just announced that its machine has now sold more than 91.6 million units since launching in November 2013.
The Japanese gaming giant revealed that over 5.6 million PS4s were sold over the 2018 Christmas period (November 19 through December 31). Fueled by brilliant exclusives such as God of War and Marvel’s Spider-Man, as well as the reduced PS4 bundles that were on offer during Black Friday and the sales before Christmas.
Plenty of PlayStation titles were also bought during the same period – more than 50.7 million, which is around 876 million PS4 games cumulatively sold through worldwide, and Spider-Man alone accounted for 9 million of these sales.
“We are also happy to announce that the monthly active users of PlayStation Network continues to show strong growth, and has surpassed 90 million as the end of November 2018,” said John Kodera, president and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment. “I would like to express my deepest gratitude to our passionate community around the globe, and our partners, for helping us achieve these milestones” he added.
The PS4 still has a way to go before reaching the best-selling console of all time, that title belongs to the PlayStation 2, which sold almost 158 million units. However, it’s quickly catching up on the Nintendo Wii (101 million) and the original PlayStation (104 million).