Sony's Andrew House has said PlayStation "had it's most successful Black Friday in company history," and adds that the company are hoping to match or exceed PlayStation 2 sales in the first five years of the PS4's life on the market.
The PS4 is currently the fastest-selling home console ever, exceeding the early performance of the PlayStation 2, which went on to sell more than 155 million units in its 12 year life on the market.
Three years after its March 2000 launch, the PS2 had sold 51 million units, and by the end of 2005 more than 100 million had been sold. Currently the PS4 sits at around 31.5 million mark (possibly more) and if it continues to stay above PS2's trajectory for the first five years on sale, it will pass the '100 million PS4's sold mark' by the end of 2018.
Mr House isn't so sure that the PS4 will beat PS2's lifetime sales of 155 million, given "the cadence at which people expect innovation is speeding up," but saying that, nothing is impossible and with sales showing no signs of slowing and next year's exclusive line up looking mighty impressive, as well as the upcoming release of PlayStation VR, it's hard to see what will stop people buying the console.
It's not just Sony celebrating Black Friday of course, Microsoft was very pleased with its own Black Friday numbers, with Xbox One continuing to grab people's attention. It's someway behind PS4 in terms of overall sales thanks to a slow start, however on a weekly basis there isn't much between the two, which makes a mockery of those who say consoles are a thing of the past.