We know the North American PS4 launch was phenomenally successful. Yesterday we heard that Sony’s new hardware had done exceptionally well in the UK. Today, the PlayStation Blog has updated everyone on the global picture and it’s looking very good indeed for the next generation of PlayStation.
2.1 million global sales since November 15th’s North American release date is a record breaking number. The million sales in North America on launch day mean that PS4 has a good start on that side of the Atlantic but a further 1.1 million in the rest of the world demonstrates the broad appeal of PlayStation’s brand of console gaming. It also, I think, demonstrates the thirst for new hardware and the eagerness with which we consumers will support innovation.
That’s all good news because Sony is pledging to continue adding features and services to the PS4 over the coming months.
More consoles sold isn’t just good news for Sony, they’ll get enough reward in the form of piles of lovely cash, it’s good news for us too. More units under people’s televisions means more potential customers for a game and that makes it more likely someone will fund that game’s development – so we all win.
This, together with the strong sales of the Xbox One and the fantastic end-of-year line up Nintendo’s slow-starting Wii U has, makes for an incredibly healthy games market this Christmas. The future looks exciting.
Source: EU PS Blog