Sony shipped over 70 million PS4 consoles in 2017

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Sony Interactive Entertainment has revealed new sales milestones for PS4 and PS VR, and things are looking pretty good for the PlayStation brand.

At the rate, Nintendo's Switch is being sold it may soon overtake PS4's lifetime sales of 5.5 million units in Japan claims a report by gamingbolt.

Sony says that over 617.8 million PlayStation 4 games have been sold digitally and at retail, which puts the attach rate at a minimum of 8.7%.

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The PlayStation 4 games console has surpassed 70 million units ahead of the big Christmas season, Sony today confirmed.

Additionally, SIE has said 150 titles have been released for PlayStation VR, achieving more than 12.2 million copies sold at retail stores globally and through digital downloads on PlayStation Store as of 3rd December, 2017.

The 2 million PlayStation VR units sold also makes the company a real player in virtual reality, an area that Facebook's Oculus, Steam and HTC's Vive and the Samsung Gear VR are trying to carve out. "We will continue to work closely with partners to maintain this momentum and remain steadfast in making PS4 the best place to play", House said. There's also more than 130 videogames and other content now in development for the headset states the company, all due to be released by the end of 2018. After struggling during the PS3 years, Sony came into the current generation swinging. PS VR, which launched previous year, continues to sell well, especially following great deals over Black Friday. In January, highly-anticipated titles such as Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition, Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Hacker's Memory, Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom, Lost Sphear, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Monster Hunter: World and Dissidia: Final Fantasy NT are all due out.

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