PS4 Sells 6.2 Million Systems Over 2016 Holidays, Crossing 53.4 Million Worldwide

PS4 Sells 6.2 Million Systems Over 2016 Holidays, Crossing 53.4 Million Worldwide

The PlayStation 4 continues to corner the home console market ahead of the Nintendo Switch and Xbox Scorpio.

Sony Interactive Entertainment announced today that the PlayStation 4 sold through more than 6.2 million units during the 2016 holiday season. For Sony, the season is defined as November 20, 2016 through January 1, 2017 in North and Latin America, or November 21, 2016 through January 1, 2017 in Japan, Asia, and Europe. It's worth noting that those numbers are sold through, not shipped, meaning they cover systems sold directly to customers.

The PlayStation 4 has sold through more than 53.4 million units worldwide as of January 1, 2017.

"We are truly grateful for the tremendous support from our fans and partners, which has helped to make this holiday season one of the best in our history," said Sony Interactive Entertainment president and CEO Andrew House.

"We will aim to continue the momentum this year by broadening the PS4 title portfolio, further enriching the revolutionary gaming experiences on PlayStation VR and high quality gaming experience on PlayStation 4 Pro, while also expanding network services. We will remain steadfast in making the PS4 the best place to play."

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PlayStation 4 Holds Lead This Generation With 50 Million Sold

PlayStation 4 software sales were also strong over the holiday season, with 50.4 million copies sold across the holiday tracking period. Uncharted 4 was a market leader for the Sony Interactive, selling 8.7 million copies worldwide as of December 21, 2016.

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Mike Williams

Reviews Editor

M.H. Williams is new to the journalism game, but he's been a gamer since the NES first graced American shores. Third-person action-adventure games are his personal poison: Uncharted, Infamous, and Assassin's Creed just to name a few. If you see him around a convention, he's not hard to spot: Black guy, glasses, and a tie.

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