If you ever needed reason to believe that the PlayStation 4 is doing well – besides the 70 million units sold as of December 2017 worldwide – then the UKIE and Gfk Chart-Track have it. According to data from them (via Games Industry International), the physical software sales on the PS4 represent 50.2 percent of all software sales in 2017. In comparison, the Xbox One represent 31.6 percent of all physical software sales.
As the UKIE revealed, this was the first year that one console’s physical software sales accounted for half of the total market. The last record, set by Sony ironically enough, was in 1998 when the PlayStation One’s physical software sales accounted for 47.9 percent of the market.
Sony formats have also had the most number of exclusives at number 1 spots including Horizon: Zero Dawn, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, Gran Turismo Sport, WipeOut: Omega Collection, Final Fantasy 12: The Zodiac Age, Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy and Persona 5. The next year should be even more interesting with exclusives like God of War, Spider-Man, Detroit: Become Human and so on planned.
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