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E3 2017: PS4 Sales Reach New Heights

Sony announces a new PS4 sales figure and more.


Sony announced a new PlayStation 4 sales figure today. The popular console has now sold more than 60.4 million units worldwide as of June 11. This is up from the 60 million figure that Sony announced at the end of April, covering units shipped to retailers but not necessarily sold.

PS4 game sales, meanwhile, stand at 487.8 million units worldwide as of June 11, covering retail and digital sales combined. The other figures that Sony included in its announcement today were already confirmed, including 70 million monthly active users on PlayStation consoles and 26.4 million PS Plus paid subscribers globally, both figures good through the end of March. Sony also confirmed that active PS4 users worldwide hit 600 million hours per week.

"We are very grateful for our fans and partners around the globe who have continued to support PS4," PlayStation president Andrew House said in a statement. "The PS4 platform is in its prime, with the industry's best lineup of exclusive and partner titles slated to release this year, taking full advantage of the power of the PS4 system.

"We are committed to further expanding our overall PS4 ecosystem, by broadening the PlayStation VR content portfolio, as well as enriching our network services along with our ground-breaking software lineup. We remain steadfast in bringing the best entertainment experience to users worldwide and making PS4 the best place to play."

Sony's E3 2017 briefing took place this evening. During the show, Sony announced the first expansion for Horizon: Zero Dawn, a new game involving selfies, and more details on the new Spider-Man game. Check out GameSpot's news roundup to see all the news in one place.

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