By RAYMOND A. CLARKSON | [email protected] The best way to handle this is to get it.
And Sony isn’t going to give it up for free.
That’s why the PlayStation 4 is one of the top sellers on Amazon.com, which also includes the Xbox One and the Nintendo Switch, according to the latest numbers from Nielsen Media Research.
In the week ended June 20, Sony’s console was the No. 1 seller for the holiday shopping season.
The console also had the most active online sales of any U.S. console.
It’s also the only console with more than $1 billion in sales worldwide, Nielsen said.
It also was the most popular model among those ages 18 to 34.
“PS4 was the best selling console in the U.K., followed by the Xbox, then the Switch, followed by Wii U, followed now by PS4,” said David R. Gannam, an analyst at the consulting firm Gannem Group.
“We’re talking about the best-selling console of the year in the best part of the world.”
In terms of total sales, the PS4 sold 1.6 million consoles and bundles.
That includes PlayStation Plus, which gives people a digital copy of the console with the purchase of a PS4.
It was the third-best selling console last year, behind the Wii U and Nintendo Switch.
The PS4 had more than 6.5 million active consoles and more than 2.5 billion digital downloads.
And its digital revenues rose from $1.541 billion to $1,973.5 for the year ended June 30.
“Sony is a brand,” said Steve Langer, an independent analyst with Wedbush Securities Inc. in Los Angeles.
“It’s one of those companies that’s built a solid foundation over the years.
It seems like every time they do something, the fans just love it.”