During its CES 2015 press conference, Sony announced its sales figures for the PlayStation 4 from launch until today. The firm said it has sold 18.5 million PlayStation 4 units since launch, globally, as of Jan. 4. During the holiday season, Sony sold 4.1 million units around the globe.
The firm also offered some other stats. More than 10.9 million people use PlayStation Plus (presumably thorugh a subscription). Also, Sony says it has sold 81.8 million pieces of software since the PlayStation 4 launched, presumably including both games and other content, and that 17.8 million pieces of content were sold during the holidays this year.
"We are absolutely delighted that so many customers around the globe have continued to select PS4 as their console of choice throughout this holiday season," said Andrew House, President and Group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
Sony said that, as it transforms, it has found incredible success in the PlayStation 4. Certainly sounds like it.
PlayStation®4 (PS4™) Sales Surpass 18.5 Million Units Worldwide
TOKYO, Jan. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) today announced that the PlayStation®4 (PS4™) computer entertainment system has cumulatively sold through more than 18.5 million units*1 worldwide as of January 4, 2015, and that the holiday season*2 retail sales exceeded 4.1 million units*3 globally. PS4 continues to demonstrate the fastest and strongest growth in PlayStation® hardware history.
In addition, over 10.9 million users have been taking advantage of the features and benefits of the PlayStation®Plus (PS Plus) membership service, as of January 2, 2015. Subscribers have access to a wide variety of features such as "Instant Game Collection," which allows members to play full versions of popular titles from third party developers and publishers, as well as from SCE Worldwide Studios, with no time limits or extra costs. PS4 owners have also been enjoying online multiplayer with PS Plus.
"We are absolutely delighted that so many customers around the globe have continued to select PS4 as their console of choice throughout this holiday season," said Andrew House, President and Group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. "We will continue to reinforce and deliver additional value on PS4 as the best place to play, by bringing even more exciting content and by enriching our wide array of service offerings."
With strong support from users as well as 3rd party developers and publishers worldwide, PS4 software sales also remain strong with more than 81.8 million*1 copies sold in retail stores globally and through digital downloads on PlayStation®Store as of January 4, 2015, including 17.8 million*3 sold during the holiday season*2.
The PS4 system's games portfolio will continue to expand with highly anticipated titles such as STREET FIGHTER™ V (CAPCOM CO., LTD), Batman: Arkham Knight (Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment), Bloodborne (SCE Worldwide Studios), The Order: 1886 (SCE WWS), The Tomorrow Children (SCE WWS), Uncharted 4: A Thief's End (SCE WWS) , and Until Dawn (SCE WWS). The independent development community will also continue to deliver innovative new titles for PS4 including The Vanishing of Ethan Carter (The Astronauts), The Witness (Jonathan Blow) and No Man's Sky (Hello Games).*4
SCE will continue to expand the world of PS4 to deliver entertainment experiences that are only possible on PlayStation.
The PS4 system is currently available in 123 countries and regions*5worldwide.
*1 Number of retail sales to consumers is estimated by SCEI. PS4 sales data in Japan collected 2/22/2014 – 1/4/2015. PS4 sales data in North America collected 11/15/2013 – 1/3/2015, in Europe and Latin America collected 11/29/2013 – 1/3/2015, and in Asia collected 12/17/2013 – 1/4/2015.
*2 From 11/24/2014 – 1/4/2015 for Japan and Asia, from 11/23/2014 – 1/3/2015 for North America, Latin America and Europe territories.
*3 Number of retail sales to consumers is estimated by SCEI. PS4 sales data in Japan collected 11/24/2014 – 1/4/2015. PS4 sales data in North America, Latin America and Europe collected 11/23/2014 – 1/3/2015, and in Asia collected 11/24/2014 – 1/4/2015.
*4 Title line-up as well as the number of titles differ by regions. *5 Number as of 12/2/14.