Sony announced the latest numbers regarding their gaming division:
More than 18.5 million PlayStation 4s were sold to consumers around the world, as of January 4th 2015. A number which couldn’t be achieved without the 4.1 million consoles sold globally during Christmas time. With this numbers PlayStation 4 remains the fastest-selling console in the history of the brand.
As for games sold for the PlayStation 4 console, Sony says that the average number of PS4 games owned per user is likely over four. Global software sales stood at 81.8 million units as of January 4th 2015, 17.8 million of those being purchased during the holiday period.
And the last numbers are about the PlayStation Plus subscribers, which are now at 10.9 million! The mandatory subscription for online multiplayer on PlayStation 4 and the instant free collection had something to do with this.
The CEO Kazuo Hirai said during Sony’s CES 2015 keynote said that he likes those numbers. “This is a remarkable success for this next generation console, and, actually, exceeding the rate of adoption of any other PlayStation platform [to date].
PlayStation 4 continues to attract our valued users while providing the best place to play, and together with our third party developers and publishers, including a remarkable group of independent game developers, we will continue to provide the best entertainment available, while delivering Sony signature wow to our valued customers.”