Worldwide PlayStation 4 Sales Break 50 Million Units


Sony Interactive Entertainment has announced worldwide sales for PlayStation 4 have exceeded 50 million units.

This new milestone was reached as of December 6th, and includes the recently launched PlayStation 4 Pro. Sony claims the week of this year’s Black Friday was the best they’ve ever seen in the history of PlayStation.

“We’re truly delighted that the PS4 community continues to flourish since launch three years ago.” Andrew House, President and Global CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment said in a press release.

“With tremendous support from our fans and partners across the globe, this year we were able to deliver an unprecedented lineup of hardware such as the new slimmer PS4, PS4 Pro and PlayStation VR. We will continue to provide the best gaming experiences available through our ground-breaking software lineup and network services, as we focus on accelerating our business and expanding the PS4 ecosystem.”

Sony also reported software sales breaking 369.6 million copies sold in both retail worldwide, as well as the PlayStation Store, as of December 4th.

PlayStation 4 is now available in 122 countries, territories, and regions worldwide. Do you own a PlayStation 4? How do you feel about the support the console has so far? Sound off in the comments below!

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  • sanic

    I own a ps4, it is okay.

  • Master Bating

    400/300$ multiplat machine

  • Mr0303

    Good on Sony. Hopefully they’ll stop “expanding the PS4 ecosystem” and invest more in software and developers.

  • porkbun

    I bet Sony is gonna fuck up PS5 again like PS3.

  • AR7777

    Another generation won by Sony

  • Mr0303

    They are already fucking up the PS4 with the Pro nonsense.

  • Minuteworld92

    should I get the pro?

  • Mr0303

    Given that games sometimes perform worse on it I’d say no. Doubly so if you already own a PS4.

  • scemar

    gg to sony but they won this gen for free because m$oft messed up so hard with the xbone no used games/game lending drm early on

    they never recovered from that

    inferior exclusives didn’t help either

  • Minuteworld92

    does that actually happen? if so, sony REALLY fucked up.

  • Mr0303

    Of course it does. There were a couple of cases where there were frame drops while it was trying to render at 4K. This is expected since developers can’t be asked to optimise for 2 platforms. Sony fucked up when it introduced it to the market. Same with Nintendo and the 3DS/N3DS situation.

  • Travis Touchdown

    Just like PSVR is a ‘massive’ success and people are really excited about PS4 Pro.

    These numbers are being fabricated somehow, probably in response to the Wii/DS era where those consoles (And games) genuinely sold that much.

    Games that aren’t GTA or Fallout really aren’t doing that well. FFXV, for example, has been confirmed to have the weakest launch of any FF game in years.

  • Travis Touchdown

    There won’t be a PS5. The plan is to turn Playstation into a digital only service and then stream through a variety of devices. Possibly including Nintendo platforms.

    We already know games like TLOU are coming to PC through the service.

  • Imnus

    Of course not, he’s a fucking moron.

  • Kessek

    No, just upgrade your PC.

  • Uncle Slick

    Just ordered my Pro from Amazon.

    Can’t wait for Hanukkah!

  • Neojames82

    Its more likely because FFXV most likely isn’t JRPG enough for Japan. But in all honesty, it will probably sell a lot more overseas. The gaming market ain’t just Japan.

  • Uncle Slick

    I bought that Pro nonsense.

  • Uncle Slick

    Only if you don’t have a PS4 yet.

  • Mr0303

    Ok, good for you, I guess.

  • Uncle Slick

    You guess?

    You hurt my feelers.

  • Mr0303
  • Mr0303


  • Nagato

    That’s not fair; sometimes Sony also manages to strike a deal for timed exclusivity for a couple of months, or for the dev/pub to go quiet on other platforms until just before release so their fans can enjoy the pretense of exclusivity.

  • OSad

    It is true. The differences are not incredible in most cases, but you’re correct, Sony has fucked up in that they failed to enforce the rules developers had to stand for that games in Pro mode could not run worse than their PS4 counterparts.

    As for your question of getting one, maybe. Do you see these frame variances as a deal breaker? They’re not really very big. Do you mind spending an extra hundred dollars for HDR, different visual presets in some games (Rise of the Tomb Raider, FFXV, maybe some others) and “4k” rendering? Do you have a TV that supports those features, even? Do keep in mind that apparently, HDR mode is incompatible with VR games right now, until Sony probably figures out how to make another breaker box that supports both at the same time.

    Supposedly, HDR *does* look incredible and people say it’s worth it just for that. Personally I’d scour ebay or something for a cheaper one just because I don’t see much point in getting a PS4 when the Pro exists and offers somewhat more bang for the buck, plus the idea that the performance kinks could be worked out with time.

    Citation: a guy who does not own a PS4 or a Pro but a somewhat beefy PC.

  • Ninjagai

    but does it have any games?

  • AR7777

    It’s always funny to read the butthurt fanboys crying over the playstation domination “muh PC” “muh splatoon”

    Love it

  • orbo

    The xbone reveal certainly didn’t help them either.

    Three years later and it’s still trickling in views after eight million, this video will forever haunt and shame microsoft.

  • OSad

    Phil Spencer is still trying to salvage the brand, The Tumor really set the console back. I feel like when this console launched, there was absolutely nothing that made me look at it and say “Yeah, I want to buy it.”, instead it had the NSA device on top, sounded like it would siphon the very soul from my TV box set, it had a bunch of kinect filler and sports games and… that’s it.

    Nowadays you have ReCore which has some flaws but at least it seems promising, and Gears 4 which seems interesting just because we haven’t had Gears of War in quite a while. People make fun of the PS4 for not having games and crappy exclusives or whatever, but I can at least name a dozen games or so I’d like to play on a PS4, whereas this console just recently got two.

    Unfortunately it seems like the Xbone’s suffering will never end, because now you have the UWP looming like the specter of GFWL over it. The worst part is that it didn’t even seem like a bad console, it was looking like another x360 to PS3 situation hardware-wise, and the 360 had some really great games, but Spencer just had to saddle it with as much useless garbage as possible.

  • Waifu Engineering

    There is no need for a PS4⁽ᴿ⁾. I have switched to the PC Master Race, since all the waifu games are coming to Steam⁽ᴿ⁾. I do treasure my Vita⁽ᴿ⁾though, like the Dreamcast it had a good run.

  • Himegami Aisa

    I like how your first reaction to reading the title is that it has to be some conspiracy against Nintendo. The figure 50 million isn’t huge when you consider even the PS3 has 80 million units sold and it actually faced competent competition. FFXV actually had a brilliant launch outside of Japan apparently and one flop doesn’t prove anything. Just face the fact that the Wii U and Xbone were massive failures and move on.

  • True Goddess Reincarnation

    Games running on 4k upscalled load slower?
    You mean something that is taxing on a system loads slower this never happens on anything not pcs no sir!
    Games running bad on something a system can easily do because of bad programming? MAN THAT NEVER HAPPENS TO PCS AND DRIVERS OR BAD PORTS!

    death to sony!

  • True Goddess Reincarnation

    the wiiu is not a failure
    it is still being suported
    oh wait


    Anything not Nintendo-related is a conspiracy to Cody.

    Alas, that is his only life. Nintendo fanboy and knight.

  • Uncle Ocelot

    >Spencer just had to saddle it with as much useless garbage as possible.

    I think that was more Mattrick than anything.

  • Uncle Ocelot

    I mean it’s a pretty good deal if it’s your first PS4, unless you’re really on a budget. Sucks for early adopters though.

  • Uncle Ocelot

    I’m not sure about that happening anytime soon. It probably will happen at some point, just not in the near future.

  • Smug

    streaming-play is a shit concept tho, just give an actual port instead

  • Uncle Ocelot

    The Pro is actually selling pretty well.
    “Muh fabricated numbers”
    Just accept that the Wii U failed, Cody.

  • Uncle Ocelot

    Sometimes, though I assume most will be fixed with a patch. It seems that some games use a bit higher resolution for supersampling than needed, causing the framerate drops.

  • Uncle Ocelot

    Shalom :^)

  • Uncle Ocelot

    I hope they give up on the idea before internet gets good enough globally to actually do it.

  • Narmy

    Did they even fuck up the PS3? Sure it had a rocky start, but I think it came out ahead in the end.

  • Mr0303

    Calm your tits.

    Where in my posts did I ever mention PCs?

    Of course the reason for the slowdown is the 4K upscaling and the lack of optimisation. I’ve said that much. This doesn’t mean that we should ignore it.

  • Mr0303

    My objection to it is that it segregates the playerbase and removes one of the biggest advantages of consoles – uniform hardware. We’re already seeing performance issues and in future it may be the original PS4 that suffers. The whole business practice is idiotic.

  • Jumanji Joe

    Sony does what Nintendont

  • DrearierSpider

    Just more proof that we need a peasant genocide.

  • DrearierSpider

    Go look at any of financial report from the PS3 era, they fucked it up big time.

  • Uncle Slick

    Shalom to you, too :^)

  • kenneth

    The Last Guardian, God of War, Uncharted and The Last of Us is Sony exclusivity.

  • Nagato

    Yeah, but I want games, not movies.

  • Feniks

    Yeah its amazing how fucking shit the Xbox one is.

    The 360 had a worldwide appeal with diverse games, but MS just insulted their non American fans.

  • Feniks

    Most likely because home consoles are completely dead in Japan. Even Final Fantasy can’t change that.

  • kenneth

    Bloodborne or Gravity Rush? (is Sony exclusivity)

  • Every generation where Playstation one turned out to be amazing