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News video games 08 January 2019, 11:19

author: Adrian Werner

PlayStation 4 sales exceeded 91.6 million units

Sony is rapidly approaching the magic limit of the 100 million PlayStation 4 consoles sold. The corporation has announced that the platform has already found over 91 million buyers. We also learned the sale results of Marvel's Spider-Man.

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PlayStation 4 is sold as fresh buns.

Sony boasted that PlayStation 4 sales exceeded 91.6 million units. This figure includes all models released since the platform's debut in 2013, including the Pro variant. This means that the PS4 is doing even better than last week's unofficial reports of 90 million.

In 2018 alone, 18 million PlayStation 4 units were sold. This was the second best year in the history of the console, behind 2017 only by about one million units. These results, five years after the release, are impressive and the PS4 should soon exceed the magic limit of 100 million copies.

Sony believes that the continued popularity of the console is due to the wide range of games it can offer. Especially the great success of Marvel's Spider-Man was strongly emphasized, revealing that since the September release the title has found over 9 million buyers. For comparison, last year's other hit of the company – God of War took about five months to achieve such a result, so the adventures of the most famous hero from Marvel's universe sell out even faster than the latest performance of Kratos.

In addition, Sony has revealed that 90 million people use PlayStation Network every month. Thus, almost every console owner logs in to the PSN fairly regularly.

PlayStation 4 is doing so well that Sony does not have to hurry up with the next generation. So the analysts' predictions that we won't see any new consoles this year are likely to work. We will probably be waiting for PlayStation 5 at least until 2020.

  1. Official PlayStation website
  2. Marvel's Spider-Man – official game website

Adrian Werner

Adrian Werner

A true veteran of the Gamepressure newsroom, writing continuously since 2009 and still not having enough. He caught the gaming bug thanks to playing on his friend's ZX Spectrum. Then he switched to his own Commodore 64, and after a short adventure with 16-bit consoles, he forever entrusted his heart to PC games. A fan of niche productions, especially adventure games, RPGs and games of the immersive sim genre, as well as a mod enthusiast. Apart from games, he devourers stories in every form - books, series, movies, and comics.