PlayStation becomes best-selling console ever
25 years ago the first Sony PlayStation hit store shelves in Japan. And just yesterday, it was presented with a Guinness World Record for being the best-selling console ever produced.
"We're thrilled to be certified as the best-selling home video game console brand ever, with over 450 million units sold across the original PlayStation, PS2, PS3 and PS4 as of Nov. 7, according to @GWR," PlayStation tweeted on Tuesday, with a photo of Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan and former CEO Ken Kutaragi.
Looking at the individual consoles, the PS2 and PS4 are the best-selling consoles, with 155 million and 102.8 million in sales respectively. After, then you get the original PlayStation (102.5-million) and the PS3 (87.4 million).
“Starting from a humble beginning as an upstart within Sony, Ken Kutaragi and team delivered on a vision to elevate video games as a form of entertainment that everyone could enjoy, and to make a platform for game developers to express their creativity," said Jim Ryan, in a blog post celebrating PlayStation’s anniversary.
"The original PlayStation sold 100,000 units in Japan on its first day and went on to become the first-ever home console to surpass 100 million units sold globally."
The PlayStation 5 is due for release this time next year, in time for the holidays – however, there’s life in the old console yet: both The Last of Us Part 2 and Ghost of Tsushima are destined to come out before December 2020.