Sony Celebrates PlayStation 4’s Fifth Anniversary With Lots Of Stats


Sony Celebrates PlayStation 4’s Fifth Anniversary With Lots Of Stats

To celebrate the fifth anniversary of the release of the PlayStation 4, Sony has released up-to-date stats about the console in infographic form, the star of the show being that it has sold 86.1 million units to date.

The sales figures are nowhere near the 155 million units sold held by the PlayStation 2, but is miles ahead of Sony’s nearest competitor the Xbox One with 39 million. Rather bizarrely Sony is also boasting of 11 major system software updates since launch bringing the version from 1.01 to the most recent 6.00

Sony also revealed it has sold over 777.9 million software units, i.e. games, since launch, which is an average of 9 games per console sold. Among these, the most downloaded are, in alphabetical order rather than download count, Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, FIFA 17, FIFA 18, Fortnite, and Grand Theft Auto V.

Sony Celebrates PlayStation 4’s Fifth Anniversary With Lots Of Stats

As for the most popular titles, we have Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, Call of Duty: WWII, FIFA 17, FIFA 18, and to no one’s surprise Grand Theft Auto V. The alphabetical ordering applies here as well.

Other stats include the most popular controller, which is unsurprisingly the standard issue jet black with wave blue, magma red, glacier white, and green camouflage following close behind. To round things off, the infographic also lists the PlayStation 4 Pro 500 Million Limited Edition as the rarest PlayStation 4 model.

The figures point towards Sony having well and truly won this generation of consoles with Microsoft and Nintendo trailing far behind in terms of sales. The numbers are rather odd out of context and don’t represent a significant sales milestone, but rather were plucked from Sony’s accounting arm to commemorate the 5-year anniversary.

In the PlayStation.Blog post, Sony also took the opportunity to flog an anniversary special Call of Duty: Blacks Ops 4 PlayStation 4 bundle. The bundle goes on sale on November 27th.