PS4 sales hit 35.9 million units

Sony has announced that cumulative sell through” of the PS4 has, as of January 3rd, reached 35.9m units.

That follows unit sales of 5.7m units worldwide during the 2015 holiday season” which, presumably, represents the period from November 22nd to January 3rd.

Worldwide digital and retail software sales have now hit 35m units, while PlayStation Plus subscriber numbers jumped a massive 60 per cent year-on-year throughout 2015.

We are absolutely delighted that so many customers have selected PS4 as the best place to play throughout this holiday season and that the PS4 community is growing more than ever,” Sony president Andrew House said.

We remain steadfast in our commitment to deliver innovative entertainment experiences, and look forward to bringing an unprecedented games portfolio from third party developers and publishers and SCE Worldwide Studios, including Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, New Hot Shots Golf (working title) and The Last Guardian, this coming year.”

The last Xbox One sales update dates back to November 2014, when the total number of consoles shipped stood at 10m. Microsoft said in October that it no longer intends to report hardware sales numbers.

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