Sony PS4 Sales Domination Continues As Nearly 92M Cumulative Units Sold
Gamers may already be looking forward to the next generation of game consoles with some rumors pointing to 8-12GB of RAM in the next-gen PlayStation and Xbox machines, but for now, we are stuck with current generation consoles. Sony has the runaway sales leader with the PS4. Sony recently announced the cumulative sales numbers for the PlayStation 4 as of the end of 2018, and the performance is impressive.
Sony Interactive Entertainment says that during the 2018 holiday season it sold over 5.6 million PS4 units, and the massive holiday season pushed cumulative sales for the PS4 to 91.6 million units globally. Sony also gave up some details on software sales noting that over 50.7 million PS4 games were sold during the 2018 holiday season.
Since the PS4 launched on November 15, 2013, the console has sold over 876 million games with holiday 2018 numbers included. The fastest selling exclusive game of all time for the PlayStation platform is Marvel's Spider-Man; that title sold over 9 million units globally as of November 25. Presumably, that number includes copies that were bundled with the popular $200 Spider-Man PS4 bundle over the Christmas season.
To get a better idea of how many PS4 consoles Sony moved over the holiday season, Sony announced in October 2018 that the console had sold over 86.1 million units. In roughly two months Sony was able to sell millions of additional PS4 consoles. Sony also took the opportunity to tout the strong growth of the PlayStation Network with over 90 million monthly active users as of the end of November 2018. You can bet that Sony added a lot more active users with so many consoles sold the last few months of the year.