Posted on April 16, 2014, Stew Shearer PS4 Worldwide Sales Break 7 Million Units
Sony has sold more than 7 million PS4s to consumers around the world.
The new sales figures were revealed by Sony in a release that discussed the console’s progress since its launch late last year.
“The response from the global gaming community for PS4 has been overwhelming and we are truly humbled that gamers are selecting PS4 as their next generation console of choice,” said Andrew House, group CEO and president of Sony Computer Entertainment. “Although we are still facing difficulties keeping up with the strong demand worldwide, we remain steadfast in our commitment to meet the needs of our customers, and surpassing the wildest expectations of gamers by delivering new user experiences that inspire and engage.”
In addition to sales of the PS4 itself, Sony made a point of highlighting the success of the console’s software library. According to the company, more than 20.5 million PS4 games have been sold at retail and via digital download. It also affirmed that PS4 players could expect the around 120 new games to launch over the duration of 2014.
The console’s owners have apparently also been making frequent use of its Share functionality, with PS4 owners apparently uploading more than 135 million shares since the system first launched. The console has also played host to nearly 5 million Twitch and Ustream broadcasts, as well as 90 million spectate sessions.
What all of this essentially adds up to, of course, is that the PS4 is doing well and that its owners are enjoying its features. The big question remaining, however, is how long it can keep its momentum up going forward.