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PlayStation Awarded Guinness World Record

PlayStation has been awarded the Guinness World Record for being the best-selling home video console brand ever. Image Source/ Bang Showbiz Sony Interactive Entertainment have announced that the console has sold a whopping 450 million units across its PS1, PS2, PS3 and PS4, making it the best-selling console to ever exist. Writing on the official […]

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PlayStation has been awarded the Guinness World Record for being the best-selling home video console brand ever.

Image Source/ Bang Showbiz

Sony Interactive Entertainment have announced that the console has sold a whopping 450 million units across its PS1, PS2, PS3 and PS4, making it the best-selling console to ever exist.

Writing on the official Playstation Twitter account, they shared:

“We’re thrilled to be certified as the best-selling home video game console brand ever, with over 450 million units sold across the original PlayStation, PS2, PS3, and PS4 as of Nov. 7 according to @GWR. And it’s all thanks to you (sic)”

The announcement coincides with PlayStation celebrating 25 years of play.

A blog post written by President & CEO, Jim Ryan, reads:

“On December 3, 1994 – 25 years ago this week – the first PlayStation made its global debut in Japan. Starting from a humble beginning as an upstart within Sony, Ken Kutaragi and team delivered on a vision to elevate video games as a form of entertainment that everyone could enjoy, and to make a platform for game developers to express their creativity. The original PlayStation sold 100,000 units in Japan on its first day and went on to become the first-ever home console to surpass 100 million units sold globally …

“It’s truly humbling to see fans who grew up on PlayStation passing down their love of gaming to their children, who are now playing on PS4. On behalf of all of us at PlayStation – thank you for taking this journey with us. We can’t wait to celebrate what comes next with you!”