Sony has sold more than 35.9 million units of its PlayStation 4, the Japanese electronics giant said Tuesday, as it touts its dominance over rivals Microsoft and Nintendo in the games console market.
During the holiday season, Sony said it sold 5.7 million units, taking its cumulative tally to 35.9 million. Last time Sony announced PS4 figures was in November, when it said it had sold 30.2 million units.
The Japanese electronics giant also said software sales hit 35 million copies during the holiday period in retail stores and through digital downloads. Sony added that it saw a 60 percent increase in subscribers to PlayStation Plus (PS Plus) at the end of 2015, compared to the same period last year. PS Plus is a subscription service where users can play online with friends and also get access to a free full game every month.
Sony appears to have benefited from the round of price cuts to the PS4 ahead of the holidays as well as a strong upcoming games pipeline in 2016 with upcoming games including "Unchartered 4", the next game in the popular series.