Sony’s PS4 is selling at a significantly faster rate than any previous console in the history of PlayStation.
Oh, way, way out in front. Way out in front,” PlayStation Europe boss Jim Ryan told CVG when asked how PS4’s sales momentum compared to previous machines. It’s significantly ahead of anything we’ve done on any other PlayStation platform.
I wouldn’t be able to rank it against competitor platforms, though I’d imagine we’d show up pretty well in that too, but certainly way ahead of anything we’ve done before.”
Sony revealed earlier this week that the machine has now hit 10m unit sales, less than nine months after its release in November of last year.
I think if you’d offered me that at the start of November I’d have bitten your hand off,” Ryan added. If you’d have told me that I’d be standing up on the stage at Gamescom giving that number I’d have been very surprised.
Particularly given that we’d had some pretty severe stock shortages… less so in the UK – although certainly before Christmas in the UK, but in continental Europe it’s been quite difficult through the first few months of this year, so it would have been faster if we’d had sufficient supply.”
Does that necessarily mean that the machine will outsell its predecessors? PS3 has to date sold over 80m units, with PSOne beating 100m and PS2 – the best selling console ever – passing a whopping 150m.