If anyone had a good holiday season, it was Sony Computer Entertainment. The company confirmed today that the PlayStation 4 console sold more than 5.7 million units during the 2015 holiday season. The PS4 has now sold a cumulative amount of more than 35.9 million units as of January 3, 2016.
The numbers and figures are based on retail sales estimates by SCEI. The data was collected in Japan and Asia over the course of November 23, 2015 to January 3, 2016. The data for North America, Europe and Latin America was collected over the period of November 22, 2015 through January 2, 2016. In addition, PlayStation 4 software sold more than 35 million copies in retail stores worldwide and through digital downloads on the PlayStation 4 as of January 3. PlayStation Plus also received a boost in its subscriber base. According to Sony Computer Entertainment, there were 60 percent more users subscribing to PlayStation Plus at the end of 2015 in comparison to the same period in 2014.
Speaking on the news, SCEI Global CEO and President Andrew House stated: “We are absolutely delighted that so many customers have selected PS4 as the best place to play throughout this holiday season and that the PS4 community is growing more than ever. We remain steadfast in our commitment to deliver innovative entertainment experiences, and look forward to bringing an unprecedented games portfolio from third party developers and publishers and SCE Worldwide Studios, including UNCHARTED 4: A Thief’s End, New Hot Shots Golf (working title) and The Last Guardian, this coming year.”
The news is especially good for PlayStation with 2016 being such a big year for PlayStation exclusive. No Man’s Sky, The Last Guardian, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, Horizon Zero Dawn and the PlayStation VR are all scheduled to launch later this year. So now as the console base of the PS4 grows, one imagines that software sales will go through the roof later this year too.
The PS4 is currently available in 124 countries and regions worldwide.