While Sony’s mobile division isn’t doing that well, the situation isn’t quite the same for PlayStation. Just recently, Sony has released how many units of the PlayStation 4 it has managed to sell: the final figure comes up to 30.2 million worldwide as of 22nd November.
Considering the PlayStation 4 console has only been in the market since late 2013, this is quite an impressive achievement. In comparison, Microsoft’s Xbox One has only managed to sell about 10 million units back in November last year. Then again, only the PlayStation 4 is available in Malaysia (the Xbox One is not officially available here), so technically, Sony’s audience is wider than Microsoft’s.
Ever since the PlayStation 4 was released, it has received several price cuts across the world. Just recently, Sony has slashed the price of the console here in Malaysia. Originally retailing at RM1,799, it is now set at RM1,599. Of course, that’s the retail price of the 500GB variant; the recently introduced 1TB model goes for RM1,799 instead. Bear in mind that these are merely suggested retail prices of the PS4; retailers usually set a lower price tag.
Without a doubt the PlayStation 4 is set to be Sony’s most successful video game console yet. Hopefully, the same kind of success can be replicated by the company’s mobile division sometime in the future.