While all hope seems to be lost for the Wii U and Xbox One struggles to play catch-up, the PlayStation 4 continues to soar unabated, with Sony announcing that its worldwide sales has passed “well over 25 million units.”
In an interview
with Games Industry, the same one where he expressed continual support
for the seemingly forgotten PS Vita, SCE Worldwide Studios VP Michael Denny stressed that there has never been a more “exciting time” to own a PlayStation 4, stating:
"I don’t think there’s a better time to buy into PlayStation–PS4 particularly. Our installed base now is well over 25 million. That gives us a massive community of gamers, supported by a lot of new community features. We’ve got great games out there, more coming through. We’re looking forward to 2016, it’s an exciting time."
Considering that Sony’s financial report listed the PS4’s global sales at 25.3 million, it won’t be long before that figure surpasses 30 million. However, as happy as they are with the strong sales, the company acknowledged a weak lineup of first-party lineup for the closing months of 2015, especially with Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
getting pushed back to a 2016 release.
Fortunately, that weakness is mostly compensated by the strength of third-party deals struck with Activision and EA to receive a slew of timed exclusive content for such blockbuster games as Star Wars Battlefront
, Call Of Duty: Black Ops III
, and Destiny
By the looks of things, there is no stopping the PlayStation 4 from winning the latest console way and there seems to be nothing Microsoft or the Xbox One can do about it. Sony’s momentum is just too strong...