Sony had an impressive 2017, so it should come as surprise to no one that the sales of the PlayStation 4 itself were equally impressive this year, with sales topping 70 million worldwide - an achievement that comes just four years after the console went on sale in November 2013. 617.8 million PS4 games have been sold through retail and digital downloads, while 12.2 million PSVR games have been sold through the same channels. No word on how many millions of them were for Life of Black Tiger.
Good figures all-round, but the PS4 still has some some catching up to do if wants to compete with its great-grandfather and grandfather.
This time a year ago, Sony revealed that it had managed to sell over 50 million PS4s so far this generation. Think it can do it? The deals won't kick in until December 10, but when they do, buyers will be able to get the PS VR at $199.99 United States dollars, while the 1TB PS4 Pro will start at $349.99 USD. Last year Sony augmented its hardware lineup with the PS4 Slim, PSVR, and PS4 Pro, the latter of which allows for 4K gaming.
Andrew House, president of Sony Interactive Entertainment, is pleased with these results and is pleased that virtual reality is gaining ground.
As a matter of fact, Sony Interactive Entertainment has now revealed that sales of its current generation console have surpassed more than 70 million systems-70.6 million since December 3, to be specific-with the PlayStation VR headset also hitting a milestone by moving upwards of 2 million units. And it's also sold almost 200 million games for the console.