PlayStation 4 tops 50 million units sold since launch three years ago

It looks like Sony will be breaking out the champaigne for the holidays to celebrate a pretty big milestone for its PlayStation 4.

As of December 6, the console has sold more than 50 million units since its launch in November 2013, the company has announced. These sales include the more powerful PlayStation 4 Pro, which hit retail last month. Sony also revealed that more than 369 million copies of software for the PS4 have been sold through reatil outlets or digital distributiion as of December 4.

Black Friday was also fairly good to Sony, as it apparently had its best sales week ever.

“We’re truly delighted that the PS4 community continues to flourish since launch three years ago.” said Andrew House, President and Global CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment. “With tremendous support from our fans and partners across the globe, this year we were able to deliver an unprecedented lineup of hardware such as the new slimmer PS4, PS4 Pro and PlayStation VR. We will continue to provide the best gaming experiences available through our ground-breaking software lineup and network services, as we focus on accelerating our business and expanding the PS4 ecosystem.” 

As a point of comparison, the PlayStation 3 didn't hit the 50 million shipped mark until four and a half years after launch.

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