PS4 worldwide sales top 70.6 million, PlayStation VR tops two million

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It'll be interesting to see whether the Switch will manage to catch up with the rival before things level off, but catching up with the Wii U will be much easier, since the total local sales for Nintendo's older console are at 3,328,838.

Kazuhiko Takeda, Head of Corporate Planning for the electronics giant, made it clear that the Switch is a sure-fire competitor within the video game business, and not something Sony can afford to ignore.

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Amazingly, even with these numbers, the PlayStation 4 still has yet to touch the sales records of any of its predecessors. "But we can't ignore the Nintendo Switch, which has also captured consumers' attention", Sony Senior General Manager of Corporate Planning & Control Department Kazuhiko Takeda told Japan's Nikkei today. More than 12.2m PSVR games have been sold. That 120 percent lead sounds impressive, until you consider that it took the PlayStation 4 433 percent more time on the market than Switch to build it. Yet one industry analyst estimates the Switch, which has been the top-selling console in the USA for all but two of the months it's been on sale, has sold at a clip 20 percent better than the Wii had to this point in its lifecycle. The nine-month timespan is actually quite precise since the latest Media Create release is related to the week ending on December 3rd, with a total bounty for Nintendo's new console of 2.522.298 units. Over 617.8 million copies of PlayStation 4 games have been sold at retail stores globally and through digital downloads on the PlayStation Store as of December 3 as well. Sony announced a new sales milestones for the company's PS4 Pro, PS4, and PS VR systems this week, proving that the PS4 is still one of the hottest gifts to buy this holiday season.