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Sony wins 2018 console war with success of Spider-Man and God of War

Sony is back to take home the crown in the console wars as it posted a whopping 5.6 million units in sales for the PlayStation 4 in the latest holiday season.

This brings the total 2018 sales to a staggering 91.6 million units.

With a mix of exclusives and top-notch gaming experience, Sony Interactive Entertainment America (SIE) seems to have had a very strong quarter, with the company announcing its latest sales milestone for the console.

Sony PlayStation 4 2018 Sales Record
Screenshot from Marvel’s Spider-Man (From PS4 game)

“Thanks to the continued support from our fans during the holiday season, we are pleased to announce that PS4 has reached 91.6 million units globally. We are also happy to announce that the monthly active users of PlayStation Network continues to show strong growth, and has surpassed 90 million as of end of November 2018,” said John Kodera, President and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment.

According to Sony, more than 50.7 million PS4 games were sold globally during the 2018 holiday season. This brings the cumulative annual sales to 876 million PS4 games, as of December 31, 2018.

Sony PlayStation 4 2018 Sales Record
Sony’s exclusive game God of War also bagged the title of Game Of The Year. Screenshot from God of War (From PS4 game)

Apart from the vast array of titles from other studios, Sony also has a huge advantage when it comes to top-of-the-line exclusives. This includes The-Game-Of-The-Year winner God of War released back in April, and the Marvel’s Spider-Man launched in September 2018.

Marvel’s Spider-Man, which features an almost-free-world environment with the web-swinging superhero as its protagonist, had already crossed 9 million copies worldwide as of November 25, 2018.

Hinting at bigger things to come in 2019, CEO Kodera added, “This year, we will bring more enhanced experiences to our fans along with a highly anticipated lineup of games that are only possible on PS4.”


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