Sony’s Andrew House has just taken to the stage at CES and has announced that the PS4 has sold 4.2 million units worldwide as of December 28th. That added to Microsoft selling 3 million Xbox Ones in 2013 means the new generation has already reached over 7 million combined consoles sold. It follows a strong launch day where a million PS4s were sold
Software sales were also very good for the PS4 with over 9.7 million copies of games such as Call Of Duty: Ghosts, Killzone: Shadow Fall and Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag being picked up from shelves or downloaded from the PlayStation Store.
Take into account that neither console has launched in every market, including Japan, means that number will skyrocket. This is a huge install base for both consoles meaning developers will flock to them. There aren’t any solid figures for how well the Wii U has done in 2013 but it wouldn’t be surprising if the total sales are less than the PS4, but that is just speculation.
Source: Sony Keynote CES 2014