More than 50 million PS4s have been sold and the average owner has 7.4 games

More than 50 million PS4 systems have been sold to consumers worldwide since the console first hit shelves three years ago, Sony announced today. That puts it at just under a third of the lifetime sales of PlayStation 2, which remains the best selling video game console of all time. But hey, it took PS2 more than a decade to reach 155 million sales. PS4 still has plenty of time to catch up!

Sony says the PlayStation brand had its best-selling Black Friday week ever last month. That was likely assisted by the recent release of PS4 Pro, the sales of which were included in that 50 million figure. PS4 physical and digital software purchases have topped 369.6 million copies as well, which puts the average PS4 owner's library at a comfortable 7.4 games. And we're definitely still going to finish Bloodborne once we get some spare time.

If you're of the "50 million purchases can't be wrong" mindset and are thinking of picking up a(nother) PS4 of your own, you might want to wait until Sunday. Sony also announced today that it will drop the price of PS4 500GB Uncharted 4 bundles by $50 down to $249 from December 11 to December 24. No similar deals have been announced for the UK yet, but we'll keep you informed.

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Connor Sheridan

I got a BA in journalism from Central Michigan University - though the best education I received there was from CM Life, its student-run newspaper. Long before that, I started pursuing my degree in video games by bugging my older brother to let me play Zelda on the Super Nintendo. I've previously been a news intern for GameSpot, a news writer for CVG, and now I'm a staff writer here at GamesRadar.