Over the last few weeks, I’ve seriously considered buying a PS4. I mean, Bloodborne, The Last Guardian, Uncharted 4, and The Last of Us Part 2 are all things that exist. But instead, I went with an MSI GeForce GTX 1060 Gaming X graphics card. Who knows, maybe I’ll buy a PS4 or a PS4 Pro one day, and if I do, I’ll be one of more than 50 million people to do so.
That really impressive number was announced by Sony just yesterday, and is made even more impressive considering the number includes units sold to actual consumers (rather than shipped units). More details and software sales figures after the jump.
The milestone was reached around three years after the console first launched back in 2013, and includes sales of the new PS4 (slim) and the much more powerful PS4 Pro. Sony’s recent Black Friday week was a massive success, with the company boasting that the event was “the Best Black Friday week in the history of PlayStation.”
Sony also mentioned that the PS4’s games sold per console (attach rate) is sitting at around 7.39, which equates to 369.6 million digital and physical game copies sold.
In case you’re wondering, 50 million times R5000 (about the average price between all three console versions) equals roughly R250 billion. It’s a completely irrelevant number because of many things, but it’s fun to look at.