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SAN MATEO, Calif., Jan. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) today announced robust sales for PlayStation®4 (PS4™) computer entertainment system and its software titles during this holiday season.

PS4 has sold through to consumers more than 5.9 million units*1 during the 2017 holiday season.

PS4 has now cumulatively sold through more than 73.6 million units*2 globally as of December 31, 2017. 

More than 55.9 million*3 PS4 games were sold during the 2017 holiday season in retail stores worldwide and through digital downloads on PlayStation®Store. This totals up to 645.0 million copies*4 cumulatively sold as of December 31, 2017.


https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/playstation-4-sells-59-million-units-worldwide-during-the-2017-holiday-season-300579105.html

Very impressive sales for the PS4 this holiday, as well as selling through more than 73.6 million units worldwide. Expecting some big numbers this year as well



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Didn't they announce like 70.3m for the beginning of December? That's some big December sales right there!



Bet Shiken that COD would outsell Battlefield in 2018. http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8749702

Makes 20.2m in 2017.

EDIT: Last year's press release stated 6.2m units sold during the 2016 holiday season. Was looking for confirmation that the LTD after 2016 was 53.4m.

http://www.mcvuk.com/articles/consoles/ps4-sales-hit-53.4m-worldwide-uncharted-4-has-sold-8.7m-units

Last edited by RolStoppable - on 08 January 2018

Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

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If it's at 73.6 million as of December 31st, and VGC has it at 71.8 million as of Dec. 9th, then either sales should drop like a rock for the last 3 weeks of 2017 (very unlikely), or the PS4 is overtracked.



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20.2m for 2017, then. Can't say what year will be the peak, but I can see them selling more than 20 million units this year.



                                                                                                             

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december numbers a little disappointed



PAOerfulone said:

If it's at 73.6 million as of December 31st, and VGC has it at 71.8 million as of Dec. 9th, then either sales should drop like a rock for the last 3 weeks of 2017 (very unlikely), or the PS4 is overtracked.

It would be slightly over tracked, since they said it was at 70.6 Million as of December 3rd (Sony did). Unless it sold 1.2 Million just one week, and slowed down to half that following 3  weeks. 



 



                            

December wasnt great. I thought it would sell 3m



So that means there is still room to have another peak year when they drop the price of the ps4 pro, and PS4.

2018 is probably going to be the peak. Between big games, and price drops. Crazy.



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