PS4 global sales surpass 2.1 million
It appears the PlayStation 4 has being a success for Sony with the company’s entertainment division announcing that they sold more than 2.1 million units as of December 1st.
When the PS4 went on sale on November 15 in the United States and Canada, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. stated one million PS4s were sold within 24 hours. In today’s announcement the SCEI has reported that 700,000 PS4 have been sold in Europe and Australasia since the new console was launched on November 29th. The complete breakdown of the 2.1 million is not fully available, but from these two examples you get a good picture.
“PS4 delivered the best launch in PlayStation history with the North American release and we’ve continued this incredibly successful start in Europe, Australasia and Latin America,” said Andrew House, President and Group CEO, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. in the today’s official press release “Demand remains incredibly strong and continues to overwhelm the supply worldwide, but we are diligently working to meet those growing demands and to deliver additional PS4 units to our retail partners throughout the holiday season. We are extremely grateful for the passion of PlayStation fans and thank them for their continued support.”
The PS4 launched with over 20 titles which were mainly made up of next generation versions of titles that were available on the PlayStation 3 and other existing consoles. The PS4 did have some first party exclusives with Knack, Killzone: Shadow Fall and Resogun.
SCEI is promising a good future for the new console with host of new games coming out in 2014. New games will include multiplatform releases that include: Destiny from Bungie and Activision, and Watch_Dogs from Ubisoft. The PS4 will also have number of exclusives in 2014, these include: inFAMOUS: Second Son, MLB 2014: The Show, The Order 1886 and #DRIVECLUB.
For those wondering about the PlayStation’s cloud gaming service, SCEI has stated it will be available in the US in 2014. The cloud service is based on Gaikai Inc.’s cloud-based technology, the service will enable users to have access to a catalogue of critically acclaimed PlayStation 3 games on PlayStation 4 and PS3, followed by PlayStation Vita. At present there is no word as to when the service will be available in Europe.
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