Back in September last year, Andrew House, president and Group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment had claimed that Sony will sell around 5 million PlayStation 4 units until their financial year end. Guess what, their financial year has not ended yet but the console has already sold over 5.3 million units!
Sony’s financial year ends on March 31 so they still have over a month to go and in this period the console will also be released to the company’s home market i.e. Japan on February 22.
Andrew House, the head of the gaming division announced the latest figures based on the data provided by NPD:
“I am thrilled that so many customers around the globe have continued to select PS4 as the best place to play throughout and beyond the holiday season. We are delighted that according to the NPD Group’s latest data, PS4 was January’s top-selling console in the United States.”
Only a couple of days are left in the release of PlayStation 4 to the Japanese market and House shared his excitement on the matter saying that he was looking forward to share the “deep social capabilities” and “entertainment experiences” that are “only possible on PS4” with the Japanese gaming community.
Taking a flashback, we see that the figures are in line with the performance of the console in the past months; PlayStation 4 had managed to sell 1 million units in the first 24 hours and topped 4.2 million units by the year end.
The rapidly increasing demand for consoles has not only been enjoyed by PlayStation 4, but Xbox One too; Microsoft’s next gen console had also managed to pull of more than 3 million units by December 31, 2013.