The battle between the current-gen consoles of Sony and Microsoft has been definitely won by PlayStation 4. Sony’s PlayStation 4 surpassed Xbox One, as it sold over 91 million units, according to the Japanese company’s reports.
“PS4 has now cumulatively sold through more than 91.6 million units globally as of December 31, 2018,” Sony stated. The company added that the success of the PlayStation 4 is due to exclusive games like God of War and Marvel’s Spider-Man. “PS4 has sold more than 5.6 million units globally during the 2018 holiday season alone,” Sony continued.
“More than 50.7 million PS4 games were sold through globally during the 2018 holiday season, which sums up to 876 million PS4 games cumulatively sold through worldwide. Part of that involves Spider-Man, which became the biggest selling PS4 exclusive title to date with over nine million copies sold,” stated Sony.
PlayStation 4 Surpassed Xbox One – Sony’s Console Sold Over 91 Million Units
“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 (the) end of November 2018,” explained John Kodera, the president and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment.
“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 towards the next PS4 milestone, SIE will continue to evolve, and we will further expand the platform to deliver the best interactive experiences to the world,” he added.
In short, Sony’s PlayStation 4 surpassed Xbox One, as the Japanese console sold over 91 million units, most of them thanks to exclusive PS4 games such as God of War and Spider-Man. It would be an exciting battle between Sony and Microsoft in about a couple of years when the next-gen consoles would roll out.
Jackson Bey was born and raised in Lethbridge Alberta but moved east when he was 22. Apart from running his own consulting firm. Jackson spends his time canoeing the many lakes of Ontario. As a financial journalist Jackson has published stories for CBC Business Online, as well as Buzz Feed and Motherboard. As a contributor to Billionaire 365, Jackson mostly covers markets and trade.