PS4 sales reach epic new milestone as plans for 2018 take shape

Nintendo Switch Passes 2.5 Million Units Sold in Japan; PS4 Passes 5.5 Million Units

Nintendo Switch becomes fastest selling console of the year in Japan with 2.5 million units sold

On the flip side, Sony's consoles tend to sell extremely well for long periods of time, while even Nintendo's most-popular console eventually fizzled in sales around year four after the explosive early popularity that propelled it to crossing the 100-million-sold mark turned out to be a passing fad.

Coming off a record Black Friday season, Sony has revealed new sales info for PS4, PS VR, and software for both platforms.

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All of those PS4 sales are also helping Sony's Playstation VR, which has cumulatively sold more than 2M units to consumers worldwide as of December 3, 2017.

At the rate, Nintendo's Switch is being sold it may soon overtake PS4's lifetime sales of 5.5 million units in Japan claims a report by gamingbolt. "I can not thank our fans and partners enough. We will continue to work closely with partners to maintain this momentum and remain steadfast in making PS4 the best place to play", House said.

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On the software front, over 614.8 million physical and digital PlayStation 4 titles have been sold around the world. Finally, the company said it has sold more than 12.2 million copies of the 150 games releases for the PSVR through December 3rd.

To say that these numbers are impressive would be an understatement. While the console has hit a solid stride, its first year and a half were extremely sluggish due to the lack of games dedicated to the Japanese market, following by a large cross-generation period in which games released also on PS3 reduced the attractiveness of the new console. PS VR, which launched a year ago, continues to sell well, especially following great deals over Black Friday. PlayStation players can expect to dig into titles like Dissidia Final Fantasy NT, God of War, Marvel's Spider-Man, and Days Gone among others.

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