PlayStation 4 sales exceed 91.6m units globally

 The 2018 holiday season alone saw over 5.6m PlayStation 4 units being purchased

As of 31 December 2018, PlayStation 4, has officially sold more than 91.6m units globally. The 2018 holiday season alone saw over 5.6m PlayStation 4 units being purchased, pushing the system to its new sales milestone, Sony Interactive Entertainment announced. 

As for the games, more than 50.7m PS4 games were sold during the holiday season, bringing the worldwide total to over 876m PS4 games sold since Sony's latest console launched on 15 November 2013. In this regard, Marvel's Spider-Man, which is PlayStation's fastest-selling exclusive of all time,continued its success story through the holidays with sales reaching over 9 million units globally as of November 25, 2018.

John Kodera, president and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, also announced that "the monthly active users of PlayStation Network continues to show strong growth, and has surpassed 90m as of end of November 2018."

Analysts have backed the PS4 console brand to continue to sell well in 2019, although it might not be the top selling console for the year. This prediction comes from Strategy Analytics, who believe the PS4 will keep racking up sales over the coming months. In their “Global Game Console Market Forecast,” they forecast that the Nintendo Switch will sell 17.3m consoles in 2019, while Sony will fall just behind with 17.1m PS4 and PS4 Pro consoles. However, even if the PS4 is no longer in the top spot, 17m PS4 sales would put the console past the Wii and original PlayStation 1 in the all-time standings.

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