Sony announced its PlayStation 4 video games console has exceeded 50 million sales worldwide on Wednesday boosted by record consumer interest on Black Friday.
The big time seller since the Play Station 2, confirmed that it was in the lead and topping sales since Black Friday.

The PS 4 has now sold more units than Microsoft’s Xbox One (30 million) and Nintendo’s Wii U (13 million) combined which confirms its position as the fastest-selling games console.

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Gaming has been a major success for Sony and one that is becoming increasingly important to the business. Other areas as such as smartphones, struggle to generate competitive sales revenue.

In October, Sony launched its PlayStation VR (virtual reality) headset. Jim Ryan, European president of the electronic giant’s gaming division, projected it would sell “hundreds of thousands” of units.

The company has ramped up its production capacity to deal with the expected demand.

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The VR is one of Sony’s biggest trump cards for PlayStation 4. Image from: .anandtech.com

Sony is hoping the $399 device will help continue their strong momentum of sales. The PS4 has enjoyed a good run despite the disappointing return for smart-phones thus far.

“Smartphone VR headsets will represent the largest addressable market for VR content because of cheaper pricing. The smartphone VR base will be a major opportunity for VR content experimentation,” Ian Fogg, Senior Director at IHS Technology, said in a note.

Continued release of games has also contributed to the console’s sales growth in the past months. We also hope the company will offer more support than ever before and give a boost to the gaming unit.

Microsoft and Wii U are definitely upto something and we expect the two to come up with ideas on how to fight the Sony take over.

Author: Allan Bangirana

Allan Bangirana is a freelance writer for Newslibre who is passionate about tech, games, entertainment and lifestyle news. He enjoys writing about anime and many other topics.

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