PlayStation 4 Global Launch Sales Hit 2.1 MillionLuke Brown |
After launching in the U.S. and Europe, as well as Latin America, Sony has revealed the opening salvo of PlayStation 4's has flooded more than 2 million homes.
Andrew House, President and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment, broke the news on the PlayStation Blog. All told, people in 32 different countries have now had a chance to purchase a PS4, and they turned out in droves to do so. Since its U.S. launch on Nov. 15, the PS4 has moved 2.1 million units in total, with many more expected to come before the year ends.
"It’s an impressive and record-setting accomplishment for our company and for our industry, and we couldn’t have done it without you," House said. "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."
For comparison, the PlayStation 3 only moved 1.68 million consoles by the end of December 2006, and didn't surpass 2 million in sales until a few months into 2007. Since then though, the PS3 has gone on to move more than 80 million units, which is no small feat. Only time will tell if the PS4 can have the same longevity.