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PlayStation 4 has sold more units than its predecessor

Published: 12:08, 07 January 2020
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Sony Interactive Entertainment announced their sales numbers for PlayStation 4. SIE also stated that PSN’s December 2019 monthly active users number has reached 103 million. PlayStation VR has also reached its 5 million units sold milestone.

Sony's CES 2020 press conference has brought many things, including the new as well as some interesting numbers for the current console.

Sony Interactive Entertainment announced that a total of 106 million PlayStation 4 console units has been sold as of 6 January 2020. For comparison, PlayStation 3 has moved around 80 million units.

The impressive number was calculated on a global scale and based on SIE research. The Europe figures are from 29 November 2013 to 31 December 2019.

SIE also stated that PlayStation Network’s December 2019 monthly active users have reached 103 million, according to estimations also based on SIE research. Moreover, the cumulative sales of PS4 software titles from retailers and the have reached 1.15 billion as of 31 December 2019.

The Europe figures are from 29 November 2013 to 31 December 2019 and they do not include add-on contents.

"I am very pleased to see that so many PlayStation fans value the unparalleled entertainment experience on PS4," said Jim Ryan, President and CEO of SIE. "This has been made possible by the support we have from our partners and fans since launching PlayStation in 1994"

Ryan went on to thank everyone and pointed out that PlayStation VR has reached its 5 million units sold milestone. The PSVR numbers were calculated based on SIE research from 13 October 2016 to 31 December 2019.

Sony Interactive Entertainment's future still holds highly anticipated (and super secretive) titles such as The Last of Us Part II and Ghost of Tsushima as the PS4 system enters its 7th year.

Speaking of The Last of Us Part II and Ghost of Tsushima, we'd like to invite you to keep an eye on as there will be some yummy bits of information about the two heading your way in the coming days.

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