Sony has announced strong sales for PS4 and its games during the holiday season 2017. Here’s everything that happened during the busy season:
- PS4 has sold more than 5.9 million units (slightly down from 6.2m last year)
- PS4 has now cumulatively sold more than 73.6 million units as of December 31st, 2017
- More than 55.9 million PS4 games were sold in retail stores worldwide and through digital downloads. That’s a total of 645.0 million copies sold as of December 31, 2017
Sony’s cheery John Kodera, President and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, had this to say:
“Thanks to the continued support from our fans across the globe, we are honored to announce remarkable sales during the holiday season. 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.”
– Daragh Says –
It’s good to see the gaming industry do so well at the moment, especially as dedicated consoles were, at one point, predicted to lose major ground to mobile devices. Here’s to a great 2018 ahead!
By the end of November, Japanese publishers, Atlus, announced that their highly praised RPG title, Persona 5, has now sold 2 million copies worldwide. This is a major milestone for the seasoned publishers, especially since the release came just 8 months ago. This puts the RPG in with the likes of Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey and Horizon Zero Dawn as some of the best-selling games of 2017.
President and CEO of ATLUS U.S.A. – Naoto Hiraoka – has spoken out about the hit RPG’s success around the globe, both on the PS3 and PS4 systems, stating:
“We are in the middle of experiencing tremendous growth, both in the west and abroad, and the sales of Persona 5 represent a new level of expectation for fans of the genre. Once seen as niche, Persona 5 is one of the most important titles this year, proving interest in this category is expanding. We look forward to delivering more incredible games to our fans next year.”
Along with the sales figure reaching new heights, Persona 5 has also been nominated in four categories in the upcoming 2017 Game Awards to be held on December 7th. The four categories being:
- Game of the Year
- Best Art Direction
- Best Music/Score
- Best Role Playing Game
Persona 5 has received high praise and acclaim from top sources and media outlets worldwide for its highly dramatic and mature storyline following social stigmas, colourful cast of characters tainted with their own personal flaws, its revamped dungeon crawling system, and impressively catchy soundtrack.
If you’re a PS3/PS4 owner, be sure to check out one of the best games of 2017 in Persona 5.