Sony also reported 246 million software sales in fiscal year 2017.
It’s been a good year for Sony, from its hardware and software sales to the number of people subscribed to its premium services. In its recent Corporate Strategy Meeting and IR Day events in Japan, the company talked about current sales figures, user numbers and numerous other milestones.
First off, the PlayStation 4 has sold 79 million units worldwide as of March 31st 2018. Though the company indicated that it sold that much, this is a confirmation of actual sales numbers. PlayStation Network has over 80 million monthly active users as of the same date, which is noteworthy given the number of PS4 owners. Overall, as of the final week in December 2017, PS4 players averaged over 800 million hours of gameplay per week.
Fiscal year 2017 software sales for PS4 were at 246 million units while PlayStation Plus subscribers are at 34.2 million for the same period. Keep in mind that since many of these figures are as of the fiscal year ending, the actual numbers will likely be higher.
Sony will be hosting a press conference at E3 2018 on June 11th. Expect to hear more about upcoming games like The Last of Us: Part 2 and Death Stranding.