PlayStation 4 is Sony's most popular PS console EVER: Official sales figures reveal 30 MILLION have been sold worldwide
- It is the most whopping sales growth in Play Station's history
- Microsoft's Xbox One is thought to be trailing at half Sony's figure
- The best-selling console ready to embrace new VR features in 2016
Sony has sold more than 30.2 million PlayStation 4 consoles worldwide, according to official figures from the company.
This figure cements the PS4 as Sony's most popular console since its original model was released in 1994.
In fact, the firm called it 'the fastest and strongest growth in PlayStation hardware history'.
Sony has sold more than 30.2 million PlayStation 4 (pictured) consoles worldwide, according to official figures disclosed by the company. The figures are particularly staggering as they come only two years after the PS4 was released in November 2013
'We are sincerely grateful that gamers across the globe have continued to choose PS4 as the best place to play since launch two years ago,' Andrew House, Sony's President and boss said in an online statement.
Sony almost hit the 30 million mark before, with its extremely well-received PS2 touching 28 million units in 2002 in the two years after its launch.
PS4's immediate predecessor PS3, instead, sold just over 21 million consoles in the 24 months following its 2006 release.
Presently, Sony's PS4 is trouncing the competition.
Official sales figures for gaming console Xbox One have not been released by its maker Microsoft, but expert estimate them to be in the region of between 15 and 18 million consoles - just half PS4's figure.
In a statement, Sony confirmed that its exclusive portfolio will include games such as Uncharted 4: A Thief's End and Super Time Force Ultra. The company is also working on a PS-based virtual reality project, to be rolled out in 2016 (PS4's stand at a gaming convention in Paris this year is pictured)
Nonetheless, reports claim Xbox One's sales over the last year had a better relative improvement compared to the PS4 with its sales growing by a higher percentage over the last twelve months.
Another direct competitor, Nintendo Wii U, has only sold around 11 million units so far, according to website VGChartz.
Nintendo's first Wii model, though, which sold 45 million units between 2006 and 2008, still holds the record for the fastest-selling gaming platform ever.
SONY'S 1TB PLAYSTATION 4
In a statement, Sony confirmed its exclusive portfolio will include games such as Uncharted 4: A Thief's End and Super Time Force Ultra.
The company is also working on a PS-based virtual reality project, to be rolled out in 2016.
The PlayStation VR, or PSVR, has a head-mounted display with 1080p HD resolution and a 90-degree field of view, while sensors built into the headset track head movements.
In July, Sony released a 1TB version of its PlayStation 4 console.
In addition to the extra HDD space, which can be used to store games and films, it also launched with more entertainment options.
Users can stream and playback video and music files over their home network, get PlayStation music with Spotify and the console has Sky Go support with Now TV.
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