Sony appears to be dominating console wars as the company announced on Wednesday that they’ve sold 30.2 million units of the PS4. The figure takes into account PS4 sales in all regions across the globe namely, Asia, Europe, Japan, North America and Latin America as of November 22, making it the company’s fastest-selling console ever.
“We are sincerely grateful that gamers across the globe have continued to choose PS4 as the best place to play since launch two years ago,” said Andrew House, President and Global CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. “We are committed to bringing engaging games and entertainment services to users worldwide. Thanks to the support of our partners, PS4 continues to be the premier platform for game and interactive entertainment innovation.”
While just a month back, Sony’s latest financial report revealed that the Japanese giant had shipped 4 million PS4 units for the quarter ending September 30. The 30.2 million units of the PS4 sold is a rather big increase compared to the 20.2 million units Sony revealed it had sold as of March 2015. The company is now aiming to sell 17.5 million units of the console by the end of the financial year ending in March 2016.
Sony has been announcing price cuts for the PS4 across the globe ahead of the holiday season that might have further surged PS4 sales. The company believes that its portfolio of games will continue to expand this holiday season and after with highly anticipated titles such as Bloodborne The Old Hunters Edition, Gravity Rush Remastered, and Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End.
Going by these numbers, it appears the PS4 is way ahead of its closest rival the Xbox One whose official sales figure have been rather vague. There hadn’t been any official sales figure for the Xbox One since last November when Microsoft said it had sold over 10 million units. While in its 2015 earnings for the quarter ending June 30, the Redmond giant said it had sold 1.4 million Xbox consoles, though surprisingly did not specify how many of them were Xbox Ones and how many were Xbox 360s. Since then, the company has stopped releasing any Xbox sales numbers at all.