On Monday, June 12, Sony announced that its PlayStation 4 sold 60.4 million units worldwide as of June 11, 2017. The sales of the popular console saw a 7 million units increase since the company's last sales report of 53.4 million units, which it shared in January.
At the end of April this year, Sony sold 60 million units of PlayStation 4. The Japan-based company also revealed that its software sales were led by critically acclaimed games such as Horizon: Zero Dawn, and sold 487.8 million copies through digital downloads from the PlayStation Store and retail stores worldwide.
PlayStation Plus Subscription
Sony shared that its PlayStation ecosystem as of end of March 2017 has more than 70 million active monthly users all over the world, whereas PlayStation Plus has 26.4 million paid subscribers. While it is important for Sony to stay ahead with its hardware sales, the recurring revenue in form of monthly subscriptions is also significant for it to stay profitable.
For the unfamiliar, PlayStation Plus is an annual subscription service, which permits subscribers to access a library full of games while playing games online with other players.
Sony To Expand Its PlayStation 4 Portfolio?
Sony also revealed that as of the end of March 2017 it garnered a total 600 million hours per week on the platform from active PlayStation 4 users.
"We are very grateful for our fans and partners around the globe who have continued to support PS4," Sony;s President and Global CEO Andrew House remarked.
House added that at this juncture the PS4 platform is at its prime and that the company had partnered with some of the industry's best and exclusive gaming tittles, which are scheduled to release in 2017.
House also revealed that Sony is considering expanding its PS4 ecosystem and is looking to broaden its PlayStation VR content collection. The company is also looking to partner with as many gaming titles as possible.
Apart from the rise in the hardware sales and subscription revenue of Sony Interactive Entertainment, the company also emphasized that it will continue to expand its PlayStation 4 portfolio this year with much-anticipated games such as Star Wars Battlefront II, Destiny 2, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, and Gran Turismo Sport.
Sonyo also stated that its independent development community will keep on working hard to deliver innovative gaming experiences for the PlayStation 4 such as Absolver by Developer Digital and Pyre by Supergiant Games.