In the November 22, 2015 to January 3, 2016 holiday period, the PlayStation 4 sold through 5.7 million units worldwide to consumers, Sony announced today.
As of January 3, 2016, PS4 sales have reached 35.9 million units globally since launch.
Sony Computer Entertainment President CEO Andrew House talked about the success, while also mentioning that The Last Guardian is still on track for 2016:
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. We remain steadfast in our commitment to deliver innovative entertainment experiences, and look forward to bringing an unprecedented games portfolio from third party developers and publishers and SCE Worldwide Studios, including Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, New Hot Shots Golf (working title), and The Last Guardian, this coming year.
A couple of other stats reveal that 35 million pieces of PS4 software were sold worldwide in retail stores and the PlayStation Store this holiday, with 60% more users subscribing to PlayStation Plus at the end of 2015 (November 24 – December 22) compared to the same period the previous year.
Sony added, “SCE will continue to expand the world of PS4 to deliver entertainment experiences that are only possible on PlayStation.”
Just as they said in November, the PS4 is available in 124 countries and regions.