Concurrent with a lackluster E3 performance, Sony released sales data regarding the hardware and software successes of the PlayStation 4. The company also announced new titles for the PlayStation 4, including AAA titles such as Destiny 2, Star Wars Battlefront II, Gran Turismo Sport, and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy and indie titles such as Pyre and Absolver.
Cumulatively, as of June 11, 2017, the PlayStation 4 generation of consoles has sold more than 60.4 million units in 123 countries. In terms of software sales such as games and digital downloads, Sony claims 487.8 million copies sold. The company also says that its PlayStation ecosystem has more than 70 million monthly active users worldwide as of end of March 2017, with 26.4 million paying customers subscribed to the PlayStation®Plus premium service. Sony says that active PS4 users spend more than 600 million hours on the platform each week.
“We are very grateful for our fans and partners around the globe who have continued to support PS4,” said Andrew House, President and Global CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment. “The PS4 platform is in its prime, with the industry’s best lineup of exclusive and partner titles slated to release this year, taking full advantage of the power of the PS4 system. We are committed to further expanding our overall PS4 ecosystem, by broadening the PlayStation VR content portfolio, as well as enriching our network services along with our ground-breaking software lineup. We remain steadfast in bringing the best entertainment experience to users worldwide and making PS4 the best place to play.”
Based on historical data, the four-year old PlayStation 4 is outperforming the original PlayStation, which had sold approximately 50 million units by this time in its product cycle. However, the original PlayStation had sold over a hundred million units by the time Sony ceased production in 2006, while the PlayStation 2 sold over 155 million units. Sony did not speculate what impact its half-generation console the PlayStation 4 Pro would have on sales, if any.