It was just last year when Sony had announced that the PS4 had sold an impressive 18.5 million units through to consumers. Today, one year later, the console maker has announced that PS4 sales have nearly doubled last year’s figure, with 35.9 million units sold through to end users. During the holiday season alone this year (late November to early January), Sony has succeeded in selling over 5.7 million PS4s.
Sony also noted that “60% more users” subscribed to PlayStation Plus as compared to the last holiday season. The console maker remains committed to delivering innovative entertainment experiences, and looks 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 year.
Sales-wise, the PS4 has been in a dominant position ever since its launch, with the Xbox One trailing behind by an ever increasing margin, thanks to its pre-launch DRM fiasco. But doubling last year’s sales, the console has only reaffirmed its position as the foreseeable winner of the consoles sales wars.
Will Sony be able to maintain these sales figures heading into 2016, when the PS4’s biggest first-party title, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, will hit stores? Only time will really tell, but do share yours thoughts with us in the comments below.