PlayStation 4 was the best-selling video games console of 2018, new figures have confirmed.

PlayStation 4

PlayStation 4

The popular console has, overall, sold more than 94 million units, even though Nintendo managed the impressive achievement of outselling the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One during December in the US.

During the whole calendar year, the PlayStation 4 sold as many as 17.7 million units, as compared to 17.4 million for the much-discussed Nintendo Switch.

Microsoft, for its part, hasn't released official figures for the Xbox One - which makes the overall picture a little bit unclear.

Last month, meanwhile, Sony revealed details of its ambitious plan to expand PlayStation Now.

The world-renowned tech firm confirmed that its cloud game streaming service - which is available on PlayStation 4 and Windows PCs - is heading to Spain, Italy, Portugal, Norway, Denmark, Finland, and Sweden.

The much-anticipated roll-out is scheduled for later this year - although the company has not yet announced a specific date.

Sony revealed plans to host regional beta testing in February, with the service already firmly established as one of the best cloud gaming services on the market.