Sony Corp. (NYSE: SNE) had good holiday sales as it battles Microsoft Corp.’s (NASDAQ: MSFT) Xbox for primacy in the game console world. Sony sold 6.2 million PS4 consoles over the holidays. It has sold 53.4 million since the product was introduced.
In sum, the performance of PS4 according to Sony:
PS4 has sold through more than 6.2 million units during the 2016 holiday season.
PS4 has now cumulatively sold through more than 53.4*2 million units globally as of January 1, 2017.
PS4 software sales also remained strong during the 2016 holiday season with more than 50.4 million copies sold in retail stores worldwide and through digital downloads on PlayStation®Store as of January 1, 2017. UNCHARTED 4: A Thief’s End reached a cumulative sell through of more than 8.7 million copies globally*4 as of December 21, 2016.
Andrew House, President and Global CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, said:
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. We will aim to continue the momentum this year by broadening the PS4 title portfolio, further enriching the revolutionary gaming experiences on PlayStation VR*5 and high quality gaming experience on PlayStation 4 Pro*6, while also expanding network services. We will remain steadfast in making the PS4 the best place to play.
If the trend toward virtual reality hardware continues, this year should be a banner one as well.