What you need to know
- On November 7, Guinness World Records announced that PlayStation was the best-selling home console brand.
- The original PlayStation to the PlayStation 4 have sold over 450 million units.
- The PlayStation 5 is expected to launch in Holiday 2020.
Updated December 3, 2019: VChartz was used as the source by Guinness World Records so the 450 million number may be completely off.
It's no secret that Sony has been on a roll with the PlayStation 4. However, all of its previous consoles including the PlayStation 3, have sold really well. On November 7, Guinness World Records certified PlayStation as the best-selling home console brand with over 450 million units sold across the original PlayStation, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4. This is quite the achievement and let's hope that it continues with the PlayStation 5 (PS5) which is expected to launch in Holiday 2020.
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 (@PlayStation) December 3, 2019
And it's all thanks to you 💙 pic.twitter.com/maO0TOVqs2
The PS5 promises better visuals and frame rates, but it remains to be seen if it's more powerful than Microsoft's Project Scarlett console. Since only PS5 devkits are out in the world to a greater degree, a comparison isn't currently possible between the two systems. That should change as we go into 2020 and head towards E3. What do you hope to see from the new systems? Let us know.
Pick up these great PlayStation 4 accessories and gift cards
PlayStation Network Gift Card (From $10 at Amazon)
You can never go wrong with a PlayStation Network gift card. Whether you're looking to purchase a game, some DLC, or your favorite app, you'll want to have some extra funds in your PSN wallet.
PlayStation Plus 12-month ($60 at Amazon)
Picking up a PlayStation Plus membership is the best way to get the most out of your console. With a membership set up on your primary PS4, you can share its benefits with your family — from discounts, online multiplayer, and even monthly free games.
HyperX ChargePlay Duo ($18 at Amazon)
Charge up your controllers without taking up that precious USB space on your console. The HyperX ChargePlay Duo can charge two at once in two hours through an AC adapter.
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