This weekend marks the one-year anniversary of Sony’s Playstation 4, and to celebrate, the gaming giant released some statistics on Friday.
Sony has shipped 13.5 million PS4’s worldwide since last November. That’s a good chunk ahead of the 10 million Xbox One consoles that Microsoft has sold to retailers. Sony on Thursday reported that the PS4 outsold the Xbox One in the U.S. for the 10th consecutive month.
Other Sony stats: 1 billion hours spent playing PS4 online, 530 million “Share” button presses, and 7.9 million members who pay for a Playstation Plus subscription that allows for online gaming.
Sony has sold its PS4 for $399 since launch. Microsoft, meanwhile, started at $499 for the Xbox One but has since implemented price cuts. The Redmond company saw sales of its console triple week-over-week following a $50 price discount that was implemented on Nov. 2, bringing the cost of the Kinect-less Xbox One to $349.
Regardless of Sony’s lead, both consoles are selling well compared to past launches. On Thursday, the NPD Group noted that combined sales of the Xbox One and PS4 after one year are 70 percent higher than combined first-year sales totals of the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.