Sony shipped over 70 million PS4 consoles in 2017

Nintendo Switch becomes fastest selling console of the year in Japan with 2.5 million units sold

As of December 6th 2017, the Japanese electronics firm has shipped more than 70.6 million PS4 consoles to customers right around the world. And while on the subject of software, 617.8 million copies of PlayStation 4 games have been sold at retailers across the world and through digital downloads on the PlayStation Store. Furthermore, Sony said there are more than 130 PSVR games in development due out by the end of 2018. All it needs is a little push to skyrocket into the 100 million mark and start to tango with the top five selling consoles of all time.

The PlayStation 4 may be entering its fifth year on the market, but the console's momentum hasn't slowed at all.

In case you missed grabbing your favorite Sony hardware during the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, the company is offering a two-week sale leading up to Christmas that will knock some bucks off a PlayStation 4 Pro and the PlayStation VR, as well as a few bundles. Microsoft no longer breaks out sales numbers, but one estimate puts it at around 30 million as of August.

Andrew House, president of Sony Interactive Entertainment, is pleased with these results and is pleased that virtual reality is gaining ground.

Sony on Thursday announced a new milestone for the PlayStation 4 with more than 70 million units sold worldwide.

Of course, Sony isn't the only gaming giant that's seen impressive sales figures in 2017. "Now there are more than 130 highly anticipated games and other entertainment content in development for PS VR, launching by the end of 2018". Plus, the company has said that more than 12 million PSVR games have been sold as of this month. PS VR, which launched past year, continues to sell well, especially following great deals over Black Friday.

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