PS4 Hits 2.1 Million, "Best Launch In PlayStation History"
The PlayStation 4 surpassed the 1 million sales mark in only 24 hours. Now that number has been updated.
Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) has announced that cumulative sell-through for the PS4 worldwide has surpassed 2.1 million units as of December 1. That includes the 700,000 units just sold in Europe and Australasia, which means North American sales have hit around 1.4 million.
The PS4 is now available in 32 countries globally and SCE president and group CEO Andrew House says this is the best launch in the brand's history:
"PS4 delivered the best launch in PlayStation history with the North American release and we've continued this incredibly successful start in Europe, Australasia and Latin America. Demand remains incredibly strong and continues to overwhelm the supply worldwide, but we are diligently working to meet those growing demands and to deliver additional PS4 units to our retail partners throughout the holiday season. We are extremely grateful for the passion of PlayStation fans and thank them for their continued support."
The PS4 offers more power and capability and a host of new features, including live broadcasting on Ustream and Twitch, sharing content via social media channels, the Dual Shock 4's new "Share" button, and a refined user interface. By the way, over 6.5 million Shares have been captured via that nifty button on the controller; what have you shared so far? Hopefully some worthwhile footage.
Sony has yet to launch in Japan, as the anticipated date is set for February of next year.
12/3/2013 11:19:58 AM Ben Dutka