Hot on the heels of the NPD figures last week, which showed the PlayStation 4 to be the best selling console in the US, Sony have announced the latest milestone in console sales. As of February 8th, the PS4 has sold an estimated 5.3 million units around the world.
That figure puts them at 1.1 million sales over the course of the 6 weeks since December 28th, the previous 4.2 million sales figure being revealed at CES in early January. Of those 1.1 million sales, around 250-300k came in America during January, as revealed by the NPD, which means the bulk of the sales came in the EU, Asia and the other markets which Sony has launched in.
Andrew House, President and Group CEO of SCEI, added in the press release that “the PS4 system’s momentum just keeps growing stronger, and we are extremely grateful for the continued passion and support of PlayStation® fans. February 22 sees the launch of PS4 in Japan, and I’m looking forward to Japanese fans sharing the excitement of the deep social capabilities and entertainment experiences only possible on PS4.”
Of course, all of these sales came during a fallow period for the console, which saw few new games and selling points for the system. With the Japanese PS4 launch coming this week and a busier release schedule for March, it will be fascinating to see just how much more momentum can be gained by both PS4 and XBO.
Source: Press Release