And the records keep breaking. PS4 has smashed through 6m sales in less than four months, the company has announced.
It follows the console’s Japanese launch, which saw 370,000 consoles sold in a little over a week. An impressive feat for a console released out of season in a territory best known for handheld gaming (read Famitsu’s review of the launch right here). PS4 is now available in 57 different countries.
The company has also announced it has sold over 13.7m pieces of software for PS4, with Killzone: Shadow Fall selling 2.1m copies worldwide.
Sony has also revealed some other stats that sound impressive. 3.6m people have downloaded the PlayStation App for iPhone and Android smartphones, 100m shares (that’s pressing the share button on the controller) has been captured, with 3.6m gameplay broadcasts made over live streaming platforms Twitch and Ustream. In total, 56m sessions of PS4 gameplay has been watched.
I am absolutely delighted that PS4 is off to such a great start in Japan,” said Sony Computer Entertainment CEO Andrew House.
The responses we have received for the PS4 system’s integrated social capabilities have been phenomenal, and I couldn’t be more thrilled that gamers are utilising these unique features to engage, share, play and connect with users around the world. SCE will continue to expand the world of PlayStation by growing its library of breakthrough games and bringing more innovative features and services only possible on PS4.”