Sony PlayStation 4 Tops 50 Million Consoles Sold Following Record Sales During Black Friday Week

We have been hearing a lot about how well the Xbox One line has been selling, most recently with Microsoft bragging about four consecutive monthly sales victories over the PlayStation 4. Is interesting in the PS4 dwindling? Pshaw! Lest anyone thing the PS4 is old news, Sony today announced that its cumulative sales of its PS4 and recently introduced PlayStation 4 Pro just surpassed 50 million units.

The last official update we heard from Sony was back at the end of May when it announced that PS4 sales had topped 40 million units worldwide. That achievement made the PS4 the fastest selling PlayStation console of all time, even besting the pace of the record setting PlayStation 2. In the six month period since then, Sony has sold 10 million more PS4 consoles.


"We’re truly delighted that the PS4 community continues to flourish since launch three years ago," said Andrew House, President and Global CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment. "With tremendous support from our fans and partners across the globe, this year we were able to deliver an unprecedented lineup of hardware such as the new slimmer PS4, PS4 Pro and PlayStation VR."

Sony released its upgraded PS4 Pro console on November 10, two weeks ahead of the start of the holiday shopping season that kicks off with Black Friday. That proved to be savvy timing on Sony's part—interest in the new console combined with price cuts on the original version led to the best ever Black Friday week of sales in the history of the PlayStation.

Software sales remain strong as well. As of December 4, Sony says third party developers and SIE Worldwide Studios have sold a combined 369.6 million copies. It should take all that long to top 400 million with a holiday lineup that includes Resident Evil 7, Final Fantasy XV, The Last Guardian, and more.