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PlayStation 4 hardware sales pass 91.6 million globally

PlayStation 4 hardware sales have passed 91.6 million globally.

In a press statement, Sony confirmed it had sold more than 5.6 million units during the 2018 festive period, pushing overall global sales to almost 92 million as of December 31st, 2018.

The statement also stated that PS4-exclusive, Marvel’s Spider-Man, has cumulatively sold more than 9 million copies between its launch in September 2018 and November 25th, 2018.

“Thanks to the continued support from our fans during the holiday season," said John Kodera, president and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment. "We are pleased to announce that PS4 has reached 91.6 million units globally. We are also happy to announce that the monthly active users of PlayStation Network continues to show strong growth, and has surpassed 90 million as of end of November 2018."

"I would like to express my deepest gratitude to our passionate community around the globe, and our partners, for helping us achieve these milestones," Kodera added. "This year, we will bring more enhanced experiences to our fans along with a highly anticipated lineup of games that are only possible on PS4. As we look toward the next PS4 milestone, SIE will continue to evolve, and we will further expand the platform to deliver the best interactive entertainment experiences to the world."

Project CARS developer, Slightly Mad Studios, recently announced it was taking on Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony by developing its own hardware, The Mad Box console. Stating "it’s the most powerful console ever built… It’s literally ‘Mad’", CEO Ian Bell said it will be 4K and VR compliant.

"We’re not playing around here. This is beyond next gen," Bell said. "For too long have subtle iterations been accepted. Time to raise the bar, substantially." Bell also confirmed that the console "would not be that expensive", and support "most" current gen VR headsets like the Oculus and HTC Vive, as well as fighting sticks and racing wheels.

About Vikki Blake

It took 15 years of civil service monotony for Vikki to crack and switch to writing about games. She has since become an experienced reporter and critic working with a number of specialist and mainstream outlets in both the UK and beyond.

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