The PlayStation 4's userbase continues to grow at a decent clip.
Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) has announced that cumulative sold-through sales of the PS4 have surpassed 18.5 million units worldwide as of January 4, 2015. This means holiday sales exceeded 4.1 million.
Furthermore, nearly 11 million users have joined PlayStation Plus. If you didn't already know, subscribers have access to cloud storage, the Instant Game Collection (6 free games per month; 2 each for the PS4, PS3 and Vita), and year-round discounts. Said SCE President and Group CEO Andrew House:
"We are absolutely delighted that so many customers around the globe have continued to select PS4 as their console of choice throughout this holiday season. We will continue to reinforce and deliver additional value on PS4 as the best place to play, by bringing even more exciting content and by enriching our wide array of service offerings."
PS4 software sales remained strong as well, as the total take for the system has hit 81.8 million in retail stores globally and via digital downloads. 17.8 million PS4 titles were sold during the holiday rush.
And now that Xbox One has returned to its $399 price point, PS4 might once again race out to a bigger lead.