The consolePlaystation 4 crosses another impressive sales threshold that brings it closer to skipping over all previous generation sales, and presents a handsome success in the field of virtual reality as well
In the midst of the end-of-year discount and shopping season, when all the numbers have not yet been collected and processed, Sony has publicly announced that the consolesPlaystation Its 4, of all kinds, have reached a most impressive figure: sales of 70.6 million units, in about four years since the platform was first launched.
The consolePlaystation 3, which was ultimately defined as a significant success story in itself, reached a total sales volume of about 86 million units in all its 11 years in the market - and it is a figure that the current generation will probably break already next year, To-Playstation Original, Wii andPlaystation 2, when the potential for continuity of commercial success in the coming years seems quite high.
If that's not enough, Sony also announced total sales of 617 million games toPS4, Both digital and physical, which are also an absolutely impressive figure of about nine games on average per console owner - as well as total sales of over 2 million glasses Playstation VR, Which are establishing themselves as the most popular and successful home virtual reality platform, with the difference that it too is only growing at the moment.
And what about Sony's competitors? Microsoft is known to have stopped sharing sales dataXbox One Since the beginning of the year, although also very optimistic estimates for its system for any issue that stand at the volume of about 45 million units sold pale, quite naturally, in the face of the success of thePlaystation Fourth - while the Switch of Nintendo Wii Managed to surprise almost everyone for good, but still stands at sales of about 10 million units today and does not look like a system that could really endanger the leading Japanese colleague, at least if we do not see a significant price cut that will make it a mass and popular hit similar toWii.
Does the continued success of the PlayStation 4 indicate that the next generation will be launched later than expected? We will definitely not fall off the chair if instead of the PlayStation 5 we get in a year or two the PlayStation 4 Pro Plus (better offers there are welcome), which aims to return the crown of performance in front of theXbox One X, instead of a full heiress from an entirely new incarnation.