At the start of December last year, both Sony and Microsoft reported to have had crossed the 2 million mark in terms of sales of their new consoles. With the advent of a new year, Microsoft was first to officially announce to have had sold 3.1 million units for the 2013 calendar year.
All eyes were then turned to Sony and the company has today confirmed that it has, for the first time, taken a considerable lead in the next-gen console war.
The PlayStation 4 has sold a staggering 4.2 million consoles worldwide in 2013. The information was revealed by Kaz Hirai himself during a CES keynote, where he also cited that the PS4 was the fastest selling console ever.
The PlayStation 4 was released on November 15 in just North America and then slowly spread through to other territories. By December 3rd, it sold 2.1 million worldwide. That spells it to have raked in an addition 2.1 million sales for just December and Christmas.
PlayStation 4 will now release in Japan, its home country, on February 22, 2014.
If the PS4 managed to sell more than 4 million units in only two months in the present countries, we can only imagine what reception it will get when it hits Japan, a country that for years have been faithfully devoted to Sony.