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Sony announced today that its PlayStation 4 console has sold over 70.6 million machines worldwide. This includes both the original PS4 and the 4K enhanced PlayStation 4 Pro.
At this time last year, lifetime sales were at 50 million. That means the PS4 sold over 20 million consoles in a year. It’s getting close to passing the total sales of its predecessor, the PlayStation 3, which topped out at about 84 million.
The original PlayStation 4 launched in November 2013. In November 2016, Sony released the PlayStation 4 Pro. Its enhanced hardware enabled 4K gaming and could run games with better performance. The upgraded hardware helped Sony move over 20 million consoles in the PlayStation 4 brand’s fourth year.
Sony also announced that the PSVR headset, which enables virtual reality on the PlayStation 4, has sold more than 2 million units since launching in October 2016. Total games sales for PS4, including physical and digital, have reached 617.8 million.
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Microsoft does not share total sales number for the Xbox One, the PlayStation 4’s chief competitor. Similar to the PlayStation 4 Pro, Microsoft released a 4K-focused Xbox One X on November 7.
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