The hotly anticipated PlayStation 4 continues to fly out of store-shelves in rapid succession which is good news for Sony as against its ailing TV and PC business
Sony had earlier claimed that the “PS4’s are generally sold out at all retailers although regular supply is refreshing the channel.” Now the company has announced the current figures and it stands at an impressive 5.3 million unit sold. This represents total worldwide sales of the PlayStation 4 from launch to February 8th.
The announcement by Sony shows that the gaming device is performing better than anticipated. It eclipsed the 5 million sales mark predicted by Sony to be accomplished by the end of the fiscal year as the announcement came three weeks before the end of the fiscal year.
The PS4 appears to be gaining momentum comfortably against the Xbox One in the United States where it once had a fair competitive advantage. Although, Sony didn’t specifically give the exact US sales figure, there is little doubt that the PS4 would sit under the Xbox One in terms of sales.
The console war has just started and it’s too early to forecast who would win, but one thing however is established. The Xbox One can’t be written off anytime soon as it still got lots of big guns to woo consumers to its camp. Microsoft will be banking on Titafall to drive sales of its next-gen console and Sony seems to pushing the PlayStation Plus. At the end, its software’s and games that will eventually form gamers purchasing power.
The PlayStation 4 launches in Japan on the 22nd day of February.