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Retaining its status as the fastest-selling hardware in Sony’s history, the Japanese platform holder today announced that the PlayStation 4 has now broke past 30 million units sold in little over two years on the market.
Sony made the PlayStation business a new pillar of the group, and the arm is expanding its services beyond the traditional game business where users would buy a single game title at a retail store or via network download.
Sony says 30.2 million PS4 owners are spending time playing games and enjoying entertainment content thanks to the availability of superior content and services.
The PlayStation 4 has had an excellent year with several high profile exclusives such as Bloodborne and Until Dawn.
Bringing PC and Mac streaming to the PlayStation 4 also means games will be able to be played with the console’s native controller, the Dualshock 4. The company no longer releases official sales figures, but a chart from VGChartz.com suggests 15.6 million units have been shipped, just over half as many as the PS4.
Sony has its issues financially in other areas, but the PlayStation is one of the strongest divisions. That’s consoles sold to consumers, and not ones sitting in warehouses gathering up the dust. Moreover, US sales of Xbox Ones outpaced the PS4 for the first time last month, partly due to the release of Halo 5: Guardians.
Microsoft has not recently updated its game console sales figures, although analysts point out PlayStation 4 is usually running ahead of to Xbox One particular.
It has sold more than 30.2 million units globally, since its launch according to Sony.
In the USA, the console’s price went down from US$400 to US$350. Nintendo, Sony’s home country rival, is languishing behind both the tech giants; its Wii U console has sold 10.86 million units to date.
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