Sony sold 5.9 million PS4s during holiday season

Sony's console dominance with the PlayStation 4 shows no signs of stopping.

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Sony nearly sold 6 million PlayStation 4 consoles in less than a month's time, according to company estimates.

Sony sold 5.9 million PS4s during holiday season |

An estimated 5.9 million PS4 units were sold-through (sold, not shipped) to consumers during the holiday season, which was measured from Nov. 20 through Dec. 31, 2017. This spike bumped the total PS4 sell-through to over 73.6 million units globally since its launch in 2013, meaning that 8% of total PS4 sales were made during 2017's holiday timeframe.

Sony also touted that over 55.9 million PS4 games were sold during the period across digital and retail, and total PlayStation Plus subscribers has now reached 31.5 million, meaning Sony now enjoys a 42.7% conversion rate in subs (of course we don't know how many of these were full year/monthly/3 month subscribers).

"Thanks to the continued support from our fans across the globe, we are honored to announce remarkable sales during the holiday season," said John Kodera, President and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment.

"PlayStation Network continues to demonstrate spectacular growth, with the number of PlayStation Plus subscribers surpassing 31.5 million, and PS Store recording its largest-ever monthly sales of content in December 2017. I would like to express my deepest gratitude to our community and our partners for helping us achieve such phenomenal milestones. We promise our unwavering commitment to bring more amazing experiences to our fans, including exclusive games and innovative network services, as PS4 continues to flourish as the best place to play."


Derek joined the TweakTown team in 2015 and has since reviewed and played 1000s of hours of new games. Derek is absorbed with the intersection of technology and gaming, and is always looking forward to new advancements. With over six years in games journalism under his belt, Derek aims to further engage the gaming sector while taking a peek under the tech that powers it. He hopes to one day explore the stars in No Man's Sky with the magic of VR.

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