Published: Thu, December 07, 2017
Sci-tech | By Carrie Guzman

PlayStation 4 Sales Surpass 70 million Units, PS VR Surpasses 2 Million

PlayStation 4 Sales Surpass 70 million Units, PS VR Surpasses 2 Million

Sony is getting ready to close out 2017, and it was quite a year for the company's Playstation brand.

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

Outgoing Chairman of SIE, Andrew House said, "We are delighted that so many people are enjoying the unique entertainment proposition of PlayStation 4 and that an emerging technology like PlayStation VR continues to gain traction".

As of December 3, the console of PlayStation 4 has accumulated 70.6 million sales worldwide, bringing together sales of the PS4 Standard and the PS4 Pro.

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"At our gaming business, sales of the PlayStation 4 are strong heading into the holidays", said Takeda-san. It's seen 12.2 million copies of them sold globally, too. "I can not thank our fans and partners enough".

In the report Sony added, "On the software front, PS4's portfolio will continue to expand with an array of games including "God of War", "Detroit: Become Human" and "Marvel's Spider-Man". There are also 130 games and video contents in development for PlayStation VR that are expected to launch by the end of 2018 including Homestar VR, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR, and Bravo Team. An impressive number, this latest statistic puts the console within ten million units of it's predecessor, the PS3.

There's also some vaguely good news for PlayStation VR, with Sony finally able to announce a new milestone for the burgeoning virtual reality headset.

Many feared that Nintendo was beginning to lose its way, but the Switch has redeemed the company's fate. The format holder admitted during an interview with Asia Nikkei that it's keeping a close eye on Nintendo Switch, which has already proven a huge success since its March 2017 release.

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