Global sales cross 53.4 million; PlayStation Plus January 2017 games revealed

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Sony announced in early December that the PS4 had crossed a major sales milestone: 50 million units. Taking to the stage at the company's CES keynote, Sony CEO Kaz Hirai revealed that the current-gen console has topped 53 million worldwide sales. That was it for gaming, besides a mention that PS4 now supports HDR, which Sony's pushing in its latest TVs - but of course we knew that.

For those wondering when the holiday season were considered to have started, the press release explained where the sales data came from.

Meanwhile, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End has reached 8.7 million total copies sold worldwide across digital and retail - and that was as of December 21, so it may well have increased since then. "We will aim to continue the momentum this year by broadening the PS4 title portfolio, further enriching the revolutionary gaming experiences on PlayStation VR and high-quality gaming experience on PlayStation 4 Pro, while also expanding network services". Those numbers should help cement Sony's No. 1 position in the game console hardware market. The temporary price cut boosted sales significantly. Even with the games that did release in 2016, the PS4's exclusive lineup, in particular, suffered pretty heavily from delays. He said: "Sony is well positioned to take a "one Sony approach" to set trends in virtual reality across our content divisions, enhancing how you experience music, movies, television and more". Hence, six games are being offered this month, out of which, four can be played on PS4. As stated by them, their top selling products were all PlayStation Store gift cards which were available for purchase at $20, $10 and $50.

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