60.4 Million PlayStation 4 Units Have Been Shifted Globally
Sony Interactive Entertainment has announced that 60.4 million PlayStation 4 units have been sold-through as of June 11.
The ‘sold-through’ term refers to actual units being sold to consumers instead of shipped to retailers. PlayStation 4 software sales also remained strong according to Sony with 487.8 million copies sold at retail stores worldwide and through digital downloads through the PlayStation Store. Both are estimates from Sony based on sales data collected in Japan, Asia, America, and Europe.
"We are very grateful for our fans and partners around the globe who have continued to support PS4," said Andrew House, President and Global CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment. "The PS4 platform is in its prime, with the industry's best lineup of exclusive and partner titles slated to release this year, taking full advantage of the power of the PS4 system. We are committed to further expanding our overall PS4 ecosystem, by broadening the PlayStation VR content portfolio, as well as enriching our network services along with our ground-breaking software lineup. We remain steadfast in bringing the best entertainment experience to users worldwide and making PS4 the best place to play."
In addition, The PS4 ecosystem experienced “vibrant growth” with more than 70 million monthly active users who have been spending more than 600 million hours in total, per week on the platform as of end of March 2017.
Sony's PlayStation 4 was released back in November of 2013 and demand has been incredibly strong ever since. A slim build of the console, the PS4 Slim, was released last year alongside Sony's enhanced PS4 model, the PS4 Pro.