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PlayStation 4 Sells 5.7 Million During Holidays to Close in on 36 Million Sold Worldwide

The juggernaut that is the PlayStation 4 will not be stopped. Today, Sony announced that its current-gen console had an exceptional and record-breaking holiday 2015.

During the holidays, Sony sold 5.7 million PlayStation 4 units. This brings the total worldwide sales of the console to 35.9 million as of January 3rd, 2016. Considering that the console reportedly sold 30.2 million back in November, this is quite remarkable.

Game sales also pulled in amazing numbers, with over 35 million games being sold at retail and on the PlayStation Store. Subscriptions to PlayStation Plus also rose by 60 percent compared to the same time last year.

“We are absolutely delighted that so many customers have selected PS4 as the best place to play throughout this holiday season and that the PS4 community is growing more than ever,” said Sony Computer Entertainment president and CEO Andrew House in a statement. “We remain steadfast in our commitment to deliver innovative entertainment experiences.”

It seems that lacking big-name AAA games during the holidays didn’t deter people from wanting a PlayStation 4. Sony is doing very well by mostly relying on third-party exclusivity deals but the company is set to deliver some standout AAA games during 2016. Games like Uncharted 4, Horizon: Zero Dawn, The Last Guardian, and Street Fighter V will ensure that the console will continue its successful run well into 2016.

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