Sony's PS4 sells over 70M units as PS VR continues to grow

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Headset sales have likely been buoyed by the continued success of PlayStation 4, which has cumulatively sold through more than 70.6 million units to consumers worldwide.

Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) today announced new sales milestones for PlayStation®4 (PS4™) computer entertainment system, PlayStation®VR (PS VR) virtual reality system, and PS4 and PS VR games.

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This represents sales of around 4 years out from the system's November 15, 2013 launch, keeping the PS4 roughly in line with the sales of the PlayStation 2. The PlayStation 3 sold 83.3m units in life time, the PSX sold 102.49m units and the PS2, the best-selling console of all time, sold 155m.

Estimated sales figures from SIE show that PlayStation VR cumulatively sold through more than 2 million units to consumers worldwide as of 3rd December, 2017.

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It'll be interesting to see whether the Switch will manage to catch up with the rival before things level off, but catching up with the Wii U will be much easier, since the total local sales for Nintendo's older console are at 3,328,838.

What's more is that over 617.8 million copies of PS4 games have been sold as well, and the PSVR has surpassed two million sales as well, with VR games selling over 12.2 million copies. Last year Sony augmented its hardware lineup with the PS4 Slim, PSVR, and PS4 Pro, the latter of which allows for 4K gaming.

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Despite Japan's notorious preference for portables, PS Vita is also about to be overtaken by PS4, which is only 200,000 units away from its handheld predecessor, which has sold 5,748,337 units. Even if it eventually does, it's not inconceivable that Sony will have already turned its attention to the inevitable PlayStation 5 at that point.

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