Sony PlayStation into Guinness record books

Sony PlayStation has just been recognized by Guinness World Records Limited as the best-selling gaming console in the world with 450 million units as of November.

On December 3, 1994, the first generation of PlayStation (PS) appeared in electronics stores in Japan, started the "craze" in the country and quickly spread worldwide. By June 2003, Sony had sold 102.5 million PlayStation 1 devices.

The next product to hit the market in 2000 was the PlayStation 2, which recorded a record 155 million sales by December 2012. While disappointing, the PlayStation 3 remained at 87.4 million units after nearly 7 years.

The PlayStation 4 was released in 2013 and is arguably the fastest-selling gaming console in history with one million units in just the first 24 hours. According to CNET, Sony shipped 102.8 million PS4s as of September 2019.

"We are delighted to be recognized as the best-selling home console brand to date with more than 450 million PS1, PS2, PS3 and PS4 consoles as of November 7, according to Guiness World data. Records ", the PlayStation development team.

Jim Ryan, CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, expressed his admiration for his counterpart at Sony Computer Entertainment: "From the humble beginnings at Sony, Ken Kutaragi and his team showed a new vision, helping everyone who raise awareness of video games as a form of entertainment that anyone can enjoy. He created the platform for game developers to express their creativity. "

"PlayStation 1 sold 100,000 units in Japan in the first day and went on to become the first home game console to surpass the 100 million units sold worldwide," Ryan added.

Sony plans to introduce PS5 by the end of 2020, but will still sell the PS4. At the same time, the company will continue to launch more exclusive titles on PS4 such as Ghost of Tsushima and The Last of Us part two, to continue to attract players in the meantime for the next generation of PlayStation.

Viet Anh (According to CNET)