Sony Interactive Entertainment announced some sales figures today for its current-generation console, the PlayStation 4. The PS4 moved 5.9 million units over the holiday season 2017, and has total lifetime sales of over 73.6 million units as of December 21, 2017 (the system launched on November 15, 2013 in North America). Furthermore, the system sold 55.9 million games over the holiday season, bringing lifetime game sales figures to 645 million.
"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. "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."
For comparison, the Sony PlayStation 2 sold over 155 million units over its lifetime, making it the highest-selling console of all time. The Nintendo Switch, released in March 2017, has sold ten million units since its launch.