PlayStation 4 News: After 50 Million Units Sold, Sony Announces PS4 Price Drop To $249

Sony has released some figures regarding its PlayStation 4 and they are impressive. According to the company, a total of 50 million units have been sold worldwide.

The total number includes both PlayStation 4 and PS4 Pro models. The total sales also covered 122 countries. The 50 million mark was reached on Dec. 6, according to reports.

It was just in May when the gaming console broke the 40 million mark. This means the PS4 sold around 10 million in just 6 months or so.

To be clear, the 50 million total is the actual units sold to consumers. This figure does not reflect how many units have been shipped by the company since it was released.

Not one to rest on its laurels, Apple just announced that it is lowering the price of the PS4 for a limited period. Those who still have not bought the console may do so from Sunday, Dec. 11 to Saturday, Dec. 24. The PS4 will be available for only $249.99, which is $50 off the retail price, during the two-week period.

The 500GB PS4 Slim will be bundled with the game "Uncharted 4: A Thief's End" and will be available in the United States. Canadians may get their PS4 Slim from select retailers in their country for $329.99 also $50 off from the original price.

Amazon is also offering a 12-month PlayStation Plus subscription to go with the discounted PS4. However, the offer is available until Dec. 8 only.

Apple is so thankful to a successful Black Friday and Cyber Monday for the 50 million break through that it is again offering the console for a low price.

"We first brought you this deal during Black Friday weekend, and it was incredibly successful for PS4 sales so we decided to bring it back this month," explained John Koller, the VP of PlayStation Brand Marketing.

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