The official number of PlayStation 4 consoles sold worldwide is sitting at 91.6 million. That is according to Sony Interactive Entertainment President, John Kodera, who announced the figures at CES 2019.
Additionally, 18 million units were sold in 2018, with 5.6 million of those moving off the shelves during the holiday season, which is officially seen as 19 November to 31 December. The number of consoles sold for the year is down from 20.2 million for 2017, but that was somewhat expected considering the console is five years old, and speculations of the PS5 is starting to do the rounds.
In terms of software sales, Marvel’s Spider-Man is seen as a huge success for Sony, with over 9 million copies sold since it’s launch in September and the end of November. A total of 876 million PS4 games have been sold worldwide, which means you’re looking at around nine games per console sold. Kodera also announced that the number of active PSN users also surpassed 90 million as of the end of November:
We are also happy to announce that the monthly active users of PlayStation Network continues to show strong growth, and has surpassed 90 million as of end of November 2018. I would like to express my deepest gratitude to our passionate community around the globe, and our partners, for helping us achieve these milestones. This year, we will bring more enhanced experiences to our fans along with a highly anticipated lineup of games that are only possible on PS4. As we look toward the next PS4 milestone, SIE will continue to evolve, and we will further expand the platform to deliver the best interactive entertainment experiences to the world.
These are some staggering numbers, especially if you look at the number of PSN users and the rise in popularity of games such as Fortnite probably has a lot to do with that. It is also only a matter of time before 100 million units have been sold, putting the PS4 in very rare territory.