If there was one thing missing from Sony’s E3 2017 press conference today, it was stats. No one is complaining, though, as it was all about the games and Sony certainly showed a number of first party titles, but I suppose this sort of information now comes after the event.
Sony has announced today that the PlayStation 4 has surpassed 60.4 million units sold worldwide. In addition, the PS4 has also accumulated more than 487.8 million games sold through physical and digital means.
More stats were given, such as there are more than 70 million monthly active users on PlayStation’s ecosystem, there are more than 26.4 million PlayStation Plus members, and finally, PS4 users have put more than 600 million hours per week.
“We are very grateful for our fans and partners around the globe who have continued to support PS4,” said Andrew House, President and Global CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment. “The PS4 platform is in its prime, with the industry’s best lineup of exclusive and partner titles slated to release this year, taking full advantage of the power of the PS4 system. We are committed to further expanding our overall PS4 ecosystem, by broadening the PlayStation®VR content portfolio, as well as enriching our network services along with our ground-breaking software lineup. We remain steadfast in bringing the best entertainment experience to users worldwide and making PS4 the best place to play.”
While Sony’s press conference was a bit underwhelming, especially considering the bombastic presentations and announcements that occurred over the last couple of years, this is still an amazing achievement for the brand.