PlayStation Is Officially The World’s Best-Selling Console Brand

by : Julia Banim on : 05 Dec 2019 17:56
PlayStation Is Officially The World's Best-Selling Console BrandDeni Williams/Flickr/Glen Bowman/Flickr

It’s official. PlayStation has been confirmed as the ‘best-selling videogame home console brand ever’ by Guinness World Records.

This impressive accolade is based upon combined sales of PlayStation hardware from December 3, 1994, to November 7, 2019, with a staggering 450,190,000 units having been sold within this – can you believe it? – 25 year time period.


This Nintendo-smashing record includes hardware sales of PlayStation, PS2, PS3 and PS4, as of November 5, 2019.

A Tokyo-based event to mark this record busting feat was held on December 3, coinciding with PlayStation’s 25th anniversary, as IGN reports.

The event was attended by Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan and former CEO Ken Kutaragi, who said:


Back when we were developing the original PlayStation, we had the ambition to sell 1 million units. I look back on that now with nostalgia.

We launched the PlayStation platform with the aim of changing the face of entertainment. Receiving this award today, I feel the support of the players who have enjoyed our consoles over the years, and as the father of the PlayStation, I can see it has a bright future.

Ryan added:

As a British person, I’m so proud for PlayStation to be recognised by Guinness, which is itself a British company. PlayStation has an exciting future ahead, and we’ll continue to do our best!


A very well done to PlayStation, and a big thank you for giving us so many years of record-breaking fun. Here’s to the next inventively thrilling quarter century!

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Julia Banim

Jules studied English Literature with Creative Writing at Lancaster University before earning her masters in International Relations at Leiden University in The Netherlands (Hoi!). She then trained as a journalist through News Associates in Manchester. Jules has previously worked as a mental health blogger, copywriter and freelancer for various publications.

Topics: Gaming, console, Guinness World Records, PlayStation


  1. IGN

    PlayStation Awarded Guinness World Record For Best-Selling Home Console Brand