PS4 sales surpass 7m units worldwide
Sony celebrates continued momentum of next-gen console
Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) today announced that sales of its PlayStation4 (PS4) gaming console have surpassed 7m units worldwide.
PS4 game title sales also remain strong with more than 20.5m copies sold in retail stores worldwide and through digital downloads on PlayStation Store as of April 13, 2014. Sony said approximately 120 titles are available or coming in 2014, according to information available as of the end of March. Among those titles are: Destiny (Activision), The Elder Scrolls Online (Bethesda), Alien: Isolation (SEGA), NBA 2K15 (2K), Watch_Dogs (Ubisoft Entertainment), #DRIVECLUB (SCE WWS), MLB 14: The Show (SCE WWS) and The Order 1886 (SCE WWS).
Direct retail sales to consumers of consoles and games are estimated by SCE and include those up to 6 April for consoles and 13 April for games, with Japan's data collected from the PS4 console's territory launch on 22 February, 2014; North America's and Europe's figures collected from territory launch on 15 November, 2013; and Latin America's and Asia's data collected from launch on 29 November, 2013.
"The response from the global gaming community for PS4 has been overwhelming and we are truly humbled that gamers are selecting PS4 as their next-generation console of choice," said Andrew House, president and group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
"The PS4 journey has just begun, and although we are still facing difficulties keeping up with the strong demand worldwide, we remain steadfast in our commitment to meet the needs of our customers, and surpassing the wildest expectations of gamers by delivering new user experiences that inspire and engage. We look forward to unveiling many of these experiences to our fans in the coming months."