Today marks the fifth birthday of the PlayStation 4 after it launched way back in 2013. If you still have a base PS4, hold it close and thank it for its service as it wheezes before it takes flight as its struggling fans would suggest. She’s served you well.
To coincide with the big day, Sony have released some pretty cool stats of the console’s achievements since it launched. There are some big figures in here, including nearly 86 million consoles shifted and 777.9 millions games sold for it, figures that are correct as of September 2018 — it’s likely a fair bit more now.
While you might be surprised (or perhaps even depressed) to see Call of Duty dominate the statistics, a little disclaimer next to each list says that these are in alphabetical order only. It also says a lot about its endurance that GTA V is in the top 5 best-selling games despite it being part of the previous generation as well as this one.
It’s interesting that Call of Duty: WWII is in the top-selling but not most popular, suggesting that it didn’t really last the distance. Or, you know, it could be because Fortnite is an absolute monolith, is free, and shows absolutely no signs of slowing down.
Another surprise for me personally was that something like Just Cause 3 (a game notoriously imperfect on PS4) would oust the likes of Bloodborne for most downloaded PlayStation Plus games. Even Dead By Daylight getting ahead of Rocket League is a bit of a shock, though there weren’t nearly as many PS4 owners when that was up for grabs.
There’s even a category for the most popular controllers, though it’s weird that Sony would only include four.
To celebrate the console’s milestone, Sony also announced that there will be a new PS4 bundle featuring Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, which is part of our best PS4 console deals for Christmas this year.