PS4 sold a massive 11.7 million units in 2015 so far

PlayStation 4 sold over 11.7 million units in 2015 between January 5 and November 22, according to a report on ZhugeEX Blog.

The figure represents an increase in sales of 15 percent year-on-year, and comes on the heels of Sony’s announcement that worldwide sales of its flagship games console have now reached 30.2 million since the PS4’s launch in November 2013 alongside the Xbox One from Microsoft. Of course, sales were given a boost thanks to Sony’s decision to cut the PS4’s price in North America and Europe last month. 

Earlier this year it was reported that the PS4 is tracking ahead of the PS2 in terms of sales in the U.K., which is no mean feat considering that console remains the best-selling platform of all time. Many have questioned whether or not the PS4 can match the PS2 during its lifetime, although Sony has noted that the system has given the company its fastest and strongest growth in PlayStation history. 

Sony and Microsoft will be busy battling it out over the lucrative Thanksgiving period this weekend, and later, the Christmas holiday season. Inevitably, both systems will be receiving a massive sales boost over the period, so it will be interesting to see where PS4 sales stand at the end of the year. The console remains comfortably ahead of the Xbox One in terms of overall sales; Microsoft has even admitted that it may not be able to catch up to PS4 going forward, and remains decidedly shy in regards to just how many consoles its flagship system has sold to date.

So great has PS4’s lead over the Xbox One been that Microsoft’s system has only managed to beat Sony’s console in U.S. monthly sales in October for the first time in months, thanks to the release of the much-anticipated Halo 5: Guardians.