Sony has announced, just six months from their earlier announcement in June 2017, that the PlayStation 4 family has now sold over 70.6 million consoles worldwide as of 3 December. This is an astonishing feat for the company because the original PS4 is only just over four years old now – it launched on 15 November 2013. In contrast, the PlayStation 3 took ten years to reach over 80 million consoles sold. Sony has previously expressed their hope that the PS4 will be as popular over its lifetime as the PlayStation 2 was, and the chances are good that they’ll get there if they continue picking up another 20 million customers each year. From its launch on 4 March 2000 until its eventual shutdown on 4 January 2013, the PS2 sold over 155 million units worldwide in thirteen years. If Sony’s growth continues, it’ll only take four more years for the PS4 family to match the PS2’s effort.