The dominance of PlayStation 4 continues as a new sales milestone has been achieved by Sony’s latest in gaming hardware. According to new sales figures revealed by Sony, PlayStation 4 has sold a massive 20.2 million units. This makes it the fastest selling PlayStation system of all time.
The console released back in 2013 alongside rival Xbox One. PlayStation 4 outsold its rival for a year before Xbox One managed to break the streak late last year. However, Sony’s PS4 was ahead in January 2015 once again.
Sony is knee deep in financial issues with their various branches. PlayStation 4’s success came just at the right time for the company and it wouldn’t be surprising if in the near future, Sony will come forward as a PlayStation only company.
Sony is pretty excited about PS4’s massive success and appreciates the support fans have shown for the brand:
We are so grateful for the enormous support from PlayStation fans worldwide, and we are truly humbled that gamers around the globe have continued to select PS4 as the best place to play. We remain steadfast in our commitment to deliver unique and interactive entertainment experiences powered by the network and the PS4 system’s deep social capabilities.
Sony is ahead of its rivals for now, but we should keep in mind that every console generations is a marathon. Microsoft has done an impressive job to close the gap and will surely continue to do so. So obviously, they can’t afford to relax if they want to maintain this success.