Sony’s PS4 becomes the fastest selling next-gen console since launch
Over 2.1 million gamers world-wide are already enjoying the power of the PlayStation 4 as both a gaming device and an entertainment media. One million PlayStation 4 consoles were sold on the first day of launch, that figure has now gone higher, aligning with the expectations of industry analysts who believe 5 million PS4 would be sold by the end March 2014.
“I’m proud to announce that more than 2.1 million PS4s have been sold,” said Sony Computer Entertainment group CEO and president Andrew House.
“It’s an impressive and record-setting accomplishment for our company and for our industry, and we couldn’t have done it without you. I want to personally thank Playstation fans, both old and new, for your vote of confidence.
“The best part: the PS4 journey has just begun. In addition to an incredible lineup of PS4 games from the best developers in the world, we will continue to introduce valuable new features and services to PS4 in the months and years ahead.”
In the UK, the PS4 has already broken the record set by the Sony PSP eight years ago, dominating sales charts, leaving Xbox One, Xbox 360 and Nitendo Wii sales in its dust.
“While PS4’s capabilities will continue to evolve, our commitment to gamers and breakthrough entertainment remains steadfast. We believe that videogames represent the pinnacle of artistry and entertainment, and we will work tirelessly to make sure that Playstation remains the best place to play,” House added.
“Thank you for your passion and your support – we couldn’t have done this without you.”