Right on time for the PlayStation 4’s second birthday, Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) announced that their newest video game console has cumulatively sold more than 30 million units worldwide.

The announcement comes ahead of the United States of America’s annual “Black Friday Sale”, whereby  Sony is offering a $300 PS4 bundle with Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection in the U.S. (The bundle is $369.99 CAD in Canada, while there are also other deals for fans in Europe). No word on whether these deals will be seen in South Africa.

In terms of the competition, Microsoft no longer offers statistical figures for the total number of consoles sold. However, VGChartz has estimated that the total number of Xbox One units shifted to date is 15.6 million units, whilst Nintendo is estimated to have sold close to 11 million Wii Us.

With over 30 Million PlayStation 4 systems now out in the wild, it goes without saying that it is currently this generation’s most bought and played console.

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PLAYSTATION®4 (PS4™) SALES SURPASS 30.2 MILLION UNITS WORLDWIDE

Content and Network Services Expand Based on the Record Growth of the PS4 system

Johannesburg, South Africa, 25th November 2015 – Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) today announced that the PlayStation®4 (PS4™) computer entertainment system has cumulatively sold through more than 30.2 million units*1 worldwide as of November 22.  PS4 continues to demonstrate the fastest and strongest growth in PlayStation® hardware history.

PS4 is a uniform system on which gamers everywhere can enjoy the same high-quality digital entertainment experiences.  The rapid expansion of the PS4 platform further reinforces the foundation of delivering compelling entertainment experiences.  Customers can choose from multiple offerings available on this most favored platform that ranges from games on discs or through digital download to a variety of services available on PlayStation™Network, including PlayStation®Plus membership service, apps for streaming video, music and TV content.  The 30.2 million PS4 owners around the world are spending more time playing games and enjoying entertainment content as the company further enriches content and services.

“We are sincerely grateful that gamers across the globe have continued to choose PS4 as the best place to play since launch two years ago,” said Andrew House, President and Global CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. “We are committed to bringing engaging games and entertainment services to users worldwide. Thanks to the support of our partners, PS4 continues to be the premier platform for game and interactive entertainment innovation.”

The PS4 system’s games portfolio will continue to broaden this holiday season and beyond with highly anticipated titles such as DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS (SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.), Ryu Ga Gotoku KIWAMI (SEGA Games Co., Ltd.), Bloodborne The Old Hunters EditionGravity Rush Remastered, and Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (SCE Worldwide Studios).  The independent development community will also continue to deliver innovative new titles for PS4 including GALAK-Z (17-BIT) and Super Time Force Ultra (Capybara Games).*2

SCE will continue to expand the world of PS4 to deliver entertainment experiences that are only possible on PlayStation.

The PS4 system is currently available in 124 countries and regions*3 worldwide.

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*1 Number of retail sales to consumers is estimated by SCEI. PS4™ sales data in Japan collected 2/22/2014 – 11/22/2015, in North America collected 11/15/2013 – 11/21/2015, in Europe and Latin America collected 11/29/2013 – 11/21/2015, and in Asia collected 12/17/2013 – 11/22/2015.

*2 Title line-up as well as the number of titles differ by region.

*3 Number as of 11/16/2015.

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