Total PS4 sales are up 15 percent year over year.
There have been a number of reports coming out about the kind of year Sony has had when it comes to sales of the PS4, but one of the newest reports shows just how successful a year the console has had. The report not only indicates that over the life of the PS4, Sony has seen sales of more than 30 million but the current generation device has shipped nearly 12 million units in 2015 alone, and that’s before the big Holiday season sales rush.
That number is even more impressive when you put it next to the sales numbers of the Xbox One and the Wii U. Nintendo’s console actually released a year earlier than the PS4 and it has just barely topped the 10 million units sold over the life of the device. There’s been little doubt that the PS4 has also been beating out the Xbox One quite easily, but we’re not sure just how much it’s actually winning that battle, because Microsoft hasn’t released those sales numbers. The company did release some partial sales numbers last year, where it said the console had just topped the 10 million units sold mark about this time last year.
Not only did the PS4 already top 11 million units sold this year, but the report from ZhugeEX shows that sales numbers this year are actually up about 15 percent when looking at year over year numbers. No matter how you slice it, that means it’s been a pretty good 2015 for the PS4 and it appears to only be getting better the closer we get to 2016.