PlayStation has been certified the “best-selling videogame home console brand ever” by Guinness World Records. The achievement was awarded in light of combined sales of PlayStation hardware totalling some 450,190,000 units between the original console’s launch in Japan on 3 December 1994 and 7 November 2019. The record includes hardware sales of PlayStation, PS2, PS3 and PS4, based on figures from VGChartz.
An event to commemorate this milestone was held in Tokyo on 3 December 2019, PlayStation’s 25th anniversary, and was attended by Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan and former CEO Ken Kutaragi, who is fondly referred to as “The father of the PlayStation” for his work leading the development of Sony’s first game console in the 1990s.
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