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Sony Sold 4.2 Million PS4s Last Year

Software sales were huge too.

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

  1. gazzagb
    Master of speling mitakse
    Since: Feb 2009

    I think though that that sales are going to drop a fair bit until more AAA titles are released for it, I’m already seeing people on TSA complaining they’ve run out of games. Both consoles have had strong starts, but its going to be interesting to see how well they will do convincing people it’s still worth moving onto the new gen.

    Comment posted on 07/01/2014 at 18:07.
    • Avenger
      Since: Oct 2012

      It was always going to happen. There’s loads of hype over the new generation consoles yet they haven’t got the same size library as previous consoles (obviously) and with the new cheaper release on PS3, the seventh generation is still going strong.

      Comment posted on 07/01/2014 at 20:20.
    • Bilbo_bobbins
      Since: Jun 2009

      I’m still on BF4 and haven’t touched Killzone or Lego Marvel yet. Plus I have Contrast, Flower and others.

      Comment posted on 08/01/2014 at 08:51.
  2. Gaztee
    Since: Mar 2009

    I’m still playing knack from my launch games! Only opened madden the other day as my friend wants an online game. Killzone, ac4 & putty squad still in the shrinkwrap!

    Comment posted on 07/01/2014 at 18:40.
  3. bunimomike
    Since: Jul 2009

    I’ve just seen this. Very silly! http://i.minus.com/ibpXWERxxKAXHX.gif?w=600&h Hope it works. :-)

    Comment posted on 07/01/2014 at 18:47.
    • beeje13
      Since: Jan 2010

      Hilarious, the people who make these Kaz gifs are quite clever.

      Comment posted on 07/01/2014 at 19:13.
  4. JR.
    Since: Apr 2013

    Congrats to Sony. They earned it. Very happy with my PS4 and 2014 is looking like a great year for games.

    Comment posted on 07/01/2014 at 19:32.
    • Cron_13
      Since: Sep 2013

      Agreed I love my PS4, roll on stuff like Second Son and The Order!

      Comment posted on 07/01/2014 at 20:02.
  5. TSBonyman
    Since: Dec 2009

    Excellent, well done Sony. I haven’t run out of PS4 games yet, but none of them have that “I’m going to be playing this and nothing else until i complete it”-factor. Which is why i’m now playing Dishonored goty on PS3. :)

    Comment posted on 07/01/2014 at 20:13.
    • Gaztee
      Since: Mar 2009

      I have that gonna play til I plat it with knack, henve most if my ps4 games are still unopened ;)

      Comment posted on 07/01/2014 at 20:19.
  6. rob_b
    Since: Jan 2014

    Is the MS figure sold or ‘sold to retail’ though? I’d heard the latter in which case it’s even more impressive for Sony.

    Comment posted on 07/01/2014 at 21:14.
    • bunimomike
      Since: Jul 2009

      Sold through. Quoted in a fair few articles. Sony too.

      This means that both sets of figures are legitimate for all intents and purposes. Interestingly, Sony’s runs until December 28th so a few more days might’ve seen maybe 200,000 more again! Staggering stuff.

      Comment posted on 08/01/2014 at 01:59.
  7. Foxhound_Solid
    Is a smart cookie.
    Since: Dec 2009

    Amazing news. Loving my PS4! Killzone and BF4 rule. The Playroom is great fun along with the plus freebies. Long live Playstation!

    Comment posted on 07/01/2014 at 21:56.
  8. cam the man
    Since: May 2009

    great news for Sony, just imagine how many more they would have sold if GT6 was next gen.

    Comment posted on 07/01/2014 at 22:31.
  9. ron_mcphatty
    Since: Sep 2008

    More big numbers. So if the combined next gen sales are about 7 million and in the UK about 800,000 have been sold, that means our tiny set of islands have bought over 10% of the next gen consoles that have been shifted! Austerity? Pah!

    Comment posted on 08/01/2014 at 07:26.
  10. MICKY17
    Since: Dec 2008

    Congrats to Sony. I love my PS4 and have plenty to play too. Loving playing Lego Marvel with my girlfriend and BF4 will keep me busy for ages! Looking forward to Second Son, Watch Dogs and Uncharted too so the future looks bright.

    Comment posted on 08/01/2014 at 12:23.