It’s been confirmed that PlayStation is officially the best-selling home video game console brand ever, and the company has received the honour from none other than the Guinness Book of World Records.
Sharing the news over on Twitter, the official PlayStation stated: “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. And it’s all thanks to you”
Revealed during the company’s celebration of 25 years of PlayStation, this is just one of the many accolades that Sony now has under its belt. With the next-generation console, the PlayStation 5, dropping in holiday 2020, we can only expect the PS team – and fanbase – to continue to grow.
Celebrating 25 years of PlayStation in a blog post, the President and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, Jim Ryan, shared his appreciation not just for the company, but also for the players.
Ryan writes: “In December 3, 1994 – 25 years ago this week – the first PlayStation made its global debut in Japan. 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.”
He went on to add: “Over the past 25 years, PlayStation has stood at the forefront of gaming, and I’m honored to have been a part of the team since the early days…It’s truly humbling to see fans who grew up on PlayStation passing down their love of gaming to their children, who are now playing on PS4.”
With the PlayStation 5 due to launch next year, things have never looked bigger or brighter for Sony. Thanks for everything you do!
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