Sony PlayStation 4 Sales Have Surpassed 70 Million Globally, More Than Doubling Xbox One

For the current generation of game consoles, Sony has no doubt emerged as the overwhelming favorite with gamers across the globe with its PlayStation 4 family. Compared to its prime competition - the Xbox One -- it's not even close. Sony today announced that cumulative sales of the PlayStation 4 have reached 70.6 million.

Sony achieved that feat in just four years; the console launched on November 15th, 2013 in the Unites States. Its predecessor, the PlayStation 3, saw sales of around 80 million units during its entire lifespan. More impressive is the fact that Sony added over 10 million sales to its tally since June of 2017. Interestingly, Sony doesn't break down the sales mix of its current generation consoles that have been sold to-date, which include the original PlayStation 4, the PlayStation 4 Slim and the 4K-capable PlayStation 4 Pro.

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In addition, Sony revealed that sales of the PlayStation VR have also been relatively strong, with the virtual reality headset having reached 2 million customers since its launch. According to the Japanese gaming giant, there are currently 150 titles available that support the PlayStation VR.

“We are delighted that so many people are enjoying the unique entertainment proposition of PlayStation 4, and that an emerging technology like PlayStation VR continues to gain traction,” said Andrew House, Chairman of Sony Interactive Entertainment. “I cannot thank our fans and partners enough. Their support, since the launch of the very first PlayStation in 1994, has helped to make PlayStation one of the biggest console gaming networks in the world. We will continue to work closely with partners to maintain this momentum, and remain steadfast in making PS4 the best place to play.”

Since Microsoft doesn't bother to disclose Xbox One sales figures anymore, we are only left to speculate how many of those consoles have been sold to date. According to the best estimated by VGChartz, Microsoft has sold just over 31 million Xbox One consoles during its four years of availability. Even if were to give Microsoft the benefit of the doubt and toss in a few million Xbox One X consoles into the mix (which was released early last month), Sony is still outselling Microsoft 2-to-1.