Sony has announced, that since releasing the Playstation 4 in Europe and Latin America this past weekend, the total number of global PS4 consoles sold has crossed over the 2.1 Million mark. Not only did the PS4 break records after it launched in North America, but has since gone on to become the fastest selling console in the UK after it sold more then 250k Units in 48 hours; for comparison the Xbox One sold in the region of 150k Units in its first 48 hours on sale in the UK.
Andrew House, President and Group CEO, Sony Computer Entertainment said in a statement:
In what is shaping up to be a historic year for gamers, I’m delighted to share an important new milestone with you. PS4’s North American debut on November 15th was PlayStation’s largest ever, with more than one million gamers picking up a PS4 in just 24 hours. Now, with PS4’s global launch expanding to a total of 32 countries worldwide, including Europe and Latin America, I’m proud to announce that more than 2.1 million PS4s have been sold.
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.
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.
Thank you for your passion and your support — we couldn’t have done this without you.
In previous statements to investors, Sony said it hoped to sell 3 Million consoles by the end of 2013, and are hoping to hit the 5 million mark by March 2014.
This is exciting news for Sony and the Playstation brand, and we look forward to the future and what fantastic games it may hold.
By Dayne “Anjel” Cody