Sony has revealed that the PlayStation 4 has surpassed 18.5 million consoles sold worldwide since the console’s release. The recent holiday season attributed to 4.1 million of that total number and since’s the system’s launch, PlayStation Plus has risen to 10.9 million subscribers.

“This generation has grown faster, further, wider, broader than any other game generation in the past,” SCEA’s Shawn Layden told IGN about PS4’s sales. “PlayStation 4 is leading that entire charge in next-gen.”

Based on how well the PS4 is selling now, it is now on pace to outsell the PlayStation 2 which achieved 150 million sales and holds the current title as the best selling console to date. At the other end of the spectrum, the Xbox One recently became the best-selling next-gen console in the US last November, but at that point the PS4 had only shipped 13.5 million consoles.

Let us know in the comments below which next-gen console you own! Or if you don’t own one yet, which one do you plan on purchasing in the future?

  • I’m happy for them. I’ve only got a PC now. I’m not sure if I’ll ever buy another console.

    One reason why this generation has grown further, wider and broader is because there are more people around the globe. The second point is everything becomes easier and cheaper as time goes on. Cheaper to ship, cheaper to package.

    • Chandler Tate

      PC is where it’s at! Cheaper games on Steam, better graphics depending on your system, and the option for a keyboard and mouse. The only times I really play on my consoles are for couch gaming side by side with a friend.

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