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PlayStation 4 tops 20 million console sales worldwide

by Ron Duwell | March 4, 2015March 4, 2015 7:30 pm PDT

The PlayStation 4 has set another landmark on its break neck pace to conquer the entire planet. A year and a half after its launch, Sony has sold a grand total of 20.2 million consoles worldwide as of March 1.  That’s consoles “sold” mind you, not consoles “shipped.”

Sony confirmed the news at GDC 2015, stating that the PlayStation 4 “continues to demonstrate the fastest and strongest growth in PlayStation hardware history.”

Andrew House, President and Global CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment addressed PlayStation fans, thanking them for the success of the booming console.

“We are so grateful for the enormous support from PlayStation fans worldwide, and we are truly humbled that gamers around the globe have continued to select PS4 as the best place to play”

The last update we had on the console’s sales came in January when Sony announced it had sold 18.5 million consoles worldwide. Despite the lack of any knockout games, January and February still proved very lucrative for the PlayStation 4.

If you have a PlayStation 4, how is it holding up for you? Mine is pretty much only used for work purposes as I struggle to find that defining game that secures the console’s image. By this point in its history, the PlayStation 2 could already tout a hall of fame line-up like Grand Theft Auto 3, Devil May Cry, Metal Gear Solid 2 and Final Fantasy X. The PlayStation 4 still needs to find that game, and only No Man’s Sky or Final Fantasy XV look like they could be contenders.

Congratulations on the success. I hope that break out game finds it way soon. The PlayStation 3 took a bit longer to score games like Valkyria Chronicles and Demon’s Souls, so maybe the success will lie somewhere on the border of its second year.

Polygon

Ron Duwell

Ron has been living it up in Japan for the last decade, and he has no intention of leaving this technical wonderland any time soon. When he's not...

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