PS4 Ships 63.3 Million, PSVR ‘Contributed’ To Improved Sales

by Jamie Feltham • August 1st, 2017

Sony’s PlayStation 4 is doing as well as ever, and the company says its PlayStation VR (PSVR) headset is partly to thank for that.

63.3 million PS4 units have now shipped worldwide. The company confirmed that figure in its latest quarterly report. Note that this doesn’t mean 63.3 million units have been sold to consumers, merely sent out to stores. Still, we know that PS4 has sold 60.4 million units as of June 11th, so that figure can’t be too far off.

More importantly for VR fans, though, Sony’s Games division highlighted a 5.4 percent year-over-year increases in revenue to ¥348.1 billion (about $3 billion). In the call, the company said that this was largely due to increased game sales and “the contribution of PlayStation VR.” Sony has previously said it makes money on every PSVR headset sold.

Sadly we didn’t get an update on sales figures for PSVR itself, though Sony did recently confirm the headset had sold over a million units, which is considered a pretty strong start in the early VR industry. PSVR launched back in October 2016.

The headset has a busy second half of the year coming up with big releases like Doom VFR and Skyrim VR. We’ve also seen several deals for the device held in the past few months, so we’ll be eager to see what kinds of offers will be around for Black Friday, and how that might impact sales. Can Sony hit 2 million before the year is out?

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