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Sony Keeps Crushing In Console Sales, Over 70 Million PS4 Units And 2 Million PS VR Sold

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In the current console generation, Sony has had a firm hold on the top spot with sales of the PlayStation 4 handily outperforming Microsoft’s Xbox One. The company continues this winning streak, recently surpassing 70 million PS4 units sold. Sony has also sold over 2 million PS VR headsets, which is a huge accomplishment in the budding market.

As of right now, the total sales of PS4 consoles since launch stands at 70.6 million, TechCrunch reports. During the same period, Sony has sold over 617.8 million PS4 games. The PS VR headsets have also performed rather well, considering that the VR market hasn’t really taken off as fast as tech companies had hoped. Even so, Sony sold 2 million of the headsets and 12.2 million PS VR titles.

In contrast, Microsoft has not released sales numbers for its Xbox One console. The last time the company revealed how many units it sold was January of this year, which stood at 26 million. Since then, however, the tech giant has also launched the Xbox One X, which it claims to be selling well. In comparison, the PS4 Pro has reportedly been selling slower than Sony expected.

In any case, it’s clear that Sony is raking in the dough this cycle. As Andrew House, Chairman of Sony Interactive Entertainment said of the company’s milestone, this is proof that a lot of people are enjoying its console, Forbes reports.

“We are delighted that so many people are enjoying the unique entertainment proposition of PlayStation 4 and that an emerging technology like PlayStation VR continues to gain traction,” House said. “I cannot thank our fans and partners enough. Their support, since the launch of very first PlayStation in 1994, has helped to make PlayStation one of the biggest console gaming network in the world. We will continue to work closely with partners to maintain this momentum and remain steadfast in making PS4 the best place to play.”

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