PlayStation 4 Sales Surpass 70 million Units, PS VR Surpasses 2 Million

PlayStation 4 Sales Surpass 70 million Units, PS VR Surpasses 2 Million

PlayStation 4 Sales Surpass 70 million Units, PS VR Surpasses 2 Million

"But we can't ignore the Nintendo Switch, which has also captured consumers' attention", Sony Senior General Manager of Corporate Planning & Control Department Kazuhiko Takeda told Japan's Nikkei today.

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This isn't lost on Sony, which is Nintendo's only genuine rival in its home region.

Ever since Sony Interactive Entertianment (SIE) launched the PlayStation VR head-mounted display (HMD), the device has proven to be popular among PlayStation 4 owners. The PS1 sold 102 million units and the PS2 managed a staggering 155 million. The Sony PSVR has passed the 2 million sales milestone, according to the Japanese electronics giant.

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The market is of course larger than just Japan.

PS4 has cumulatively sold through more than 70.6M units to consumers worldwide as of December 3, 2017. Yet one industry analyst estimates the Switch, which has been the top-selling console in the US for all but two of the months it's been on sale, has sold at a clip 20 percent better than the Wii had to this point in its lifecycle.

Like the Wii before it, the Switch's popularity caught many off-guard, and the console has frequently been sold out in many locations.

What's more is that over 617.8 million copies of PS4 games have been sold as well, and the PSVR has surpassed two million sales as well, with VR games selling over 12.2 million copies.

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Coming off a record Black Friday season, Sony has revealed new sales info for PS4, PS VR, and software for both platforms.

Despite Japan's notorious preference for portables, PS Vita is also about to be overtaken by PS4, which is only 200,000 units away from its handheld predecessor, which has sold 5,748,337 units.

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