The PlayStation 4 is going to be the first console of this race to hit 20 million units. Heading into its second full year on the market, Sony’s console has amassed a grand total of 18.5 million units sold worldwide.
The major boost in sales came from the 2014 holiday season from Nov. 23, 2014 to Jan. 4, 2015 when the console was able to sell a whopping 4.1 million units. Software is also kicking butt with 81.8 million games sold worldwide.
With impressive numbers like these, it is clear that Sony is in the lead with this console race. How is your console holding up? I’ve sadly only used mine so far for work purposes, and I have set aside very little time for a game to play just for my own pleasure. I’m still waiting for that defining experience to swoop in and make it a console I feel proud to own.
I remember the moment I felt when all three previous PlayStation generations became awesome. The PlayStation 3 landed Valkyria Chronicles and Demon’s Souls, and PlayStation 2’s first holiday line-up of ripped its poor first year to shreds with Devil May Cry, Metal Gear Solid 2, Grand Theft Auto 3 and Final Fantasy X. Of course, the first PlayStation had Final Fantasy VII, ‘nuf said.
The PlayStation 4 is a pretty neat console so far, especially the screenshot function, but overall, I am still awaiting greatness. 2015 is shaping up to have a few games that could be “that game” with No Man’s Sky, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Bloodborne, and Final Fantasy Type-0 HD not too far off. Who knows which it will be?