Happy 5th birthday to the PlayStation 4

Unbelievably, today marks the 5th birthday of the PlayStation 4. They grow up so fast, don’t they? To celebrate, Sony has written a blog post, in which they wheeled out some facts and milestones for us all to look at in wonderment. Bloody love a statistic, don’t you?

Let me run you through some. The PS4 has sold a whopping 86.1 million units, as well as 777.9 million software units. There have been 11 major system updates (what a useless stat that is) and the 5 best-selling titles on the platform are Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, Call of Duty: WWII, FIFA 17, FIFA 18 and GTA V. Annoyingly, they’re listed in alphabetical order rather than in rank order, the teasing bastards. The Top 5 most popular titles on the PS4 are the same as the best-sellers, other than Fortnite replacing Call of Duty: WWII. Again, these are listed alphabetically and not rank order.

If you were wondering what the most popular colour of Dualshock 4 controllers is (why would you, though?), then I’m sure you’ll be shocked to hear that it’s Black. Blue has to settle for second place, while Red manages to sneak a place on the podium. Oh, and the rarest model of the PlayStation 4 is the PlayStation 4 Pro 500 Million Limited Edition, which makes sense, what with it being a limited edition and all.

To further celebrate the PS4’s fifth anniversary, Sony also announced a new Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 PS4 bundle, which will include a jet-black 1TB PS4 system, a matching DualShock 4 wireless controller, and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 on Blu-ray Disc. The bundle will be available from November 27th.

The PlayStation 4 has been a phenomenal success for Sony, and it has undoubtedly won this generation of the console war, not only because of it’s superior technical specification, but also because it’s absolutely wiped the floor with the Xbox One in terms of exclusive titles.

Happy birthday, PS4. Anybody for a game of Pass The Parcel?



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