Sony revealed on Tuesday that its PlayStation 4 console sold 5.9 million units worldwide in the holiday period from November 20 to December 31, and that the console has sold 73.6 million units worldwide as of December 31, 2017. The report added that 55.9 million games for the PS4 were sold during the same holiday period worldwide, both in physical stores, and through the PLAYSTATION Network. There are now an estimated 645 million copies of PS4 games sold worldwide as of December 31, 2017.
The company expects to have shipped 79 million units by the end of fiscal year 2017, which ends on March 31, 2018.
The PlayStation 4 console first launched in the U.S. and Canada in November 2013 and in Japan in February 2014. Sony shipped 7.5 million units during fiscal year 2013, 14.8 million in fiscal year 2014, 17.7 million in fiscal year 2015, 20.0 million in fiscal year 2016, and 3.3 million in the first quarter of 2017. As of September 30, 2017, the console had shipped 67.5 million units worldwide.