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PS4 Sales Data Shows Continued Growth (and the PS5 Logo is Getting Roasted)

January 7, 2020

By: Robert N. Adams

 
 

It's been a few years since Sony's flagship console has come out and PS4 sales are still going strong. What's more, that's not the only area that Sony is doing well... although they may have made one minor misstep with some of the latest news.

As PlayStation Lifestyle reports, Sony is continuing to hold its position as the top dog of this console generation. The PS4 had already moved 102 million units as of October 2019, and now they've announced that another 4 million units have been sold, bringing the total up to 106 million. While this number is certainly impressive, it's still a far cry from the 157 PlayStation 2s that have been sold over the years.

 

That's not the only place that Sony is making gangbusters. There are 103 Million MAU (Monthly Active Users) for PlayStation Network. While some customers are likely still using the Vita and/or the PlayStation 3, I think it's safe to say that most of them are probably gaming on a PS4 these days. There are also nearly 39 million PlayStation Plus subscribers and more than 1.15 billion — with a b! — PlayStation 4 games sold to date.

VR didn't get left behind, either. 5 million PlayStation VR units have been sold, roughly equating to 4.7% of the PlayStation 4 install base. While this isn't exactly a widespread phenomenon, a user base of 5% isn't exactly super niche, either.

 
 

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Strong PS4 Sales Won't Stop Twitter from Roasting PS5 Logo

While Sony has inarguably had much success with the PlayStation 4 and PSVR, they have had a minor fail in one other area: the announcement of the PlayStation 5 logo.

 
 

Sony (like most tech companies) attended CES 2020. Many speculated that they might reveal the PlayStation 5 there. Instead, they've just shown the logo off, a move that has probably brought an inordinate amount of attention to its design. And by "inordinate amount of attention", I mean that Twitter is roasting the everloving hell out of them.

Even game publisher Devolver Digital is getting in on the action:

Understandably, the PS5 logo hasn't strayed too far from the branding first established with the wildly successful PlayStation 2. The lack of any major changes, though, is undeniably the safe move and Sony is sure to catch a lot of flak for it in the coming weeks and months.

In any case, we'll be able to look forward to the PlayStation 5 sometime later this year, hopefully. Until then, we'll at least have something to laugh at.

 
 

What do you think of the PS4 sales so far? Do you think it'll be able to surpass the PS2? What do you think of the PS5 logo? Let us know in the comments below!