The PlayStation has had a great end to 2015.
The PlayStation 4 sold over 5.7 million units over the course of the Holidays according to GameSpot. This means that in total, the PlayStation 4 has sold just under 36 million units since it was first released.
Not only did the console itself sell well, but over 35 million PlayStation 4 games were sold over the Holiday period. That includes both physical games and games bought digitally from the PlayStation Store. The number of gamers joining PlayStation Plus during the end of 2015 had increased by 60% when compared to the same figures from 2014.
“We are absolutely delighted that so many customers have selected PS4 as the best place to play throughout this holiday season and that the PS4 community is growing more than ever,” said Andrew House, President and Global CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. “We remain steadfast in our commitment to deliver innovative entertainment experiences, and look forward to bringing an unprecedented games portfolio from third party developers and publishers and SCE Worldwide Studios, including UNCHARTED 4: A Thief’s End, Horizon Zero Dawn and The Last Guardian, this coming year.”
It looks like it has been a great year for the PlayStation 4, and 2016 looks like it could also be great. However, the Xbox One, PlayStation’s main rival also had a record breaking Holiday season and also has a great 2016 ahead.