PS4 Hits 70 Million Sales, PSVR Hits 2 Million

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PS4 Hits 70 Million Sales, PSVR Hits 2 Million

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Coming off the success of a strong slate of titles like Horizon: Zero Dawn, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, and numerous second and third party titles, Sony has had an exceptional year for the PS4 and its other branches of hardware, with the system having surpassed a new milestone. This includes both retail and digital sales.

Nintendo's Switch console has had a solid year in sales after 2.5 million units were sold in Japan since its release back in March, making it the most sold console system of the year in the country.

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The Japanese entertainment and technology conglomerate said that it has sold a total of 70.6 million Playstation 4 consoles as of December 3. And it's also sold almost 200 million games for the console.

The 2 million PlayStation VR units sold also makes the company a real player in virtual reality, an area that Facebook's Oculus, Steam and HTC's Vive and the Samsung Gear VR are trying to carve out. It's seen 12.2 million copies of them sold globally, too. "I can not thank our fans and partners enough".

To say that these numbers are impressive would be an understatement. The PS4 has managed to gain a huge sales lead over it's competitors, and continues to sell well four years after launch. The $100 Black Friday discount helped sales of the PSVR as well. In January, highly-anticipated titles such as Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition, Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Hacker's Memory, Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom, Lost Sphear, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Monster Hunter: World and Dissidia: Final Fantasy NT are all due out.

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