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PS4 sales hit 2.1 million worldwide as Sony thanks its fans

Tuesday, 3 December 2013 08:11 GMT By Dave Cook

PlayStation 4 saw a staggered launch in November, and Sony has now confirmed that the console has shifted over 2.1 million units around the world.

It comes as PS4 smashed the PSP’s UK sales record to become the fastest-selling console in British history. Some 250,00 units were sold within the first 48 hours, amassing a reported £87 million in revenue for Sony.

Posting on PS Blog EU, Sony’s Andrew House spooled off some numbers for both the North American and European launches.

The console struck first in in America on November 15, selling over one million units in its first 24-hours on sale. House confirmed, “Now, with PS4′s global launch expanding to a total of 32 countries worldwide, including Europe and Latin America, I’m proud to announce that more than 2.1 million PS4s have been sold.

“It’s an impressive and record-setting accomplishment for our company and for our industry, and we couldn’t have done it without you. I want to personally thank PlayStation fans, both old and new, for your vote of confidence. The best part: the PS4 journey has just begun. In addition to an incredible line-up of PS4 games from the best developers in the world, we will continue to introduce valuable new features and services to PS4 in the months and years ahead.”

Did you pick up a PS4? What do you think of it? Let us know below.

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33 Comments

  1. FeaturePreacher

    Here’s to hoping they can reach 4 million by the end of December.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. KAP

    Where’s Microsoft with there numbers?

    #2 1 year ago
  3. mistermogul

    Well done Sony, you deserve it.

    Catering to gamers is a smart business plan! I look forward to getting my PS4 early next year.

    Also it’s nice to actually hear some sales hard numbers as opposed to just corporate spin…

    #3 1 year ago
  4. loveaya

    WIIU gonna kick ass of X1 and PS4 during X’mas~

    #4 1 year ago
  5. Obernox

    N.. NO…. IMPOSSIBLE!!!!! consoles were destined to fail!

    #5 1 year ago
  6. melonbuster1

    Im happy for them because we need them.. Because Nintendo has been dead in terms of sales but the games have been great

    #6 1 year ago
  7. Llewelyn_MT

    @5: The real growth is elsewhere, so in fact they are. ;-) http://www.vg247.com/2013/12/01/steam-concurrent-users-break-7-million/

    #7 1 year ago
  8. mistermogul

    @2 – I doubt MS will release their numbers unless they are higher than Sony’s…

    You know a company is doing well when they shout from the rooftops actual sales figures.

    When they’re not so good they hide behind largely meaningless headlines which bear the truth but don’t mean anything – “Console Y sold more in its first week than ice cubes were sold in the arctic circle” etc

    #8 1 year ago
  9. pukem0n

    im guesing both will sell the same amount until christmas, as both produce the same number of consoles and all will sell out.

    PS4 will propably charge ahead from january on like the 360 did in the last console cycle.
    but as every PS fanboy will agree, its a marathon, not a sprint or something and then again, who the fuck cares which console sells better?

    #9 1 year ago
  10. johnapocalypse

    I hope Sony totally pwn MS this Christmas, then there is a better chance of them releasing a Kinectless Xbone

    #10 1 year ago
  11. redwood

    i guess microsoft’s sales were a little “soft” this time… *ba dum tiss* #badjoke

    #11 1 year ago
  12. mistermogul

    @11 – the sales were so small they are “micro”… #evenbadderjoke

    #12 1 year ago
  13. Clupula

    I imagine if Microsoft managed to get higher sales, they’d not only be screaming it from the highest towers, but they’d be posting pictures of Steve Ballmer teabagging Yoshida all over the net.

    #13 1 year ago
  14. G1GAHURTZ

    Is that it?

    LOL!

    #14 1 year ago
  15. viralshag

    @GIGA, Don’t forget that the PS4 is sold out of stock EVERYWHERE!

    Except for my local Game who try to sell me a bundle for £600… where they’ve had stock all weekend and still do.

    #15 1 year ago
  16. G1GAHURTZ

    Oh, silly me! How could I forget…?

    #16 1 year ago
  17. mistermogul

    @13 lol!

    #17 1 year ago
  18. gomersoul

    Game are arseholes, they know they are the only ones with stock so only sell as a £600 bundle. I’m sure they could just sell it with killzone? Glad I got mine from grainger…

    #18 1 year ago
  19. Dragon

    @viral,
    £600 bundles exists only because its sold out everywhere, and retailers want to earn more money by selling only bundles.

    On figures, BEST in the entire gaming industry yet. Kudos to Sony for pulling it off, they now have reached 50% on Wii U LTD launch in just a matter of weeks, and left behind X1 quite bit (more than 500k imo).

    #19 1 year ago
  20. Kalain

    I’m going to guess that this is also going to include competition winners, consoles given away for free with various Phone deals and other such ‘Shifted’ consoles.

    Shifted != Sold.

    #20 1 year ago
  21. viralshag

    @19, Don’t get me wrong, it’s been a great launch for them. There’s no doubt about that but it’s not entirely true that it’s sold out is all. They would have sold more if there weren’t these made up bundles. Even I probably would have picked up a KZ bundle without all the other crap.

    #21 1 year ago
  22. Dragon

    @21,
    Those bundles are made up just because its sold out. They want to shove more stuff upon the customers because they know if anyone wants to buy a PS4, they have no other choice.
    Are you finding base price PS4s anywhere?

    #22 1 year ago
  23. mistermogul

    @20 – “consoles given away for free with various Phone deals”

    My friend even though the end user might have got the console for free with a phone contract or competition, the PS4 would still have been purchased by the phone company or whoever gave it away. Therefore it is still a sale for Sony, it just was a third party that made the sale.

    So yes shifted = sold.

    #23 1 year ago
  24. viralshag

    @22, That’s the thing, the base unit is what IS IN the bundle. It’s not like one big box of goodies. I understand why retailers are doing it but that just means I’ll happily wait for them to get more stock in.

    All I’m saying is Sony would have shifted more consoles if retailers weren’t holding the consoles ransom to a host of shit BR films and games I don’t want/need.

    #24 1 year ago
  25. Djoenz

    I expected more sales, but tbh all my friends are waiting till there are better games out. Not too shabby for these lame launch games. Here in the netherlands the ps4 is all sold out. Next batch might come in end of december or january.

    Also dont forget Xbox One will release in 8 other countries in march something 2014.

    No sales in Brasil either oh my what a failure.

    #25 1 year ago
  26. CycloneFox

    http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/1985vf7xjddtmgif/ku-medium.gif

    #26 1 year ago
  27. derpachu

    Lol @ 1 and everyone else caring what the sales numbers are.

    How does this affect you what so ever? Does this make your day go by easier?

    I forgot, most people can’t enjoy a console unless there favorite brand is leading in sells…. oh wait

    #27 1 year ago
  28. Doppleganger

    thats scary that theres that many uneducated people out there. LOL
    Jokes but personally WiiU and XboxOne has way better content right now and shocked people rushed on a dust collecting console so quick.

    #28 1 year ago
  29. Clupula

    @28 – Funny how you call other people uneducated, but don’t seem to grasp the concept of a launch lineup having no reflection on a system’s lifetime lineup.

    Hold on, while I speak your language for you, and explain it…

    DUUUUUUUUUHHHHHHHH!!!!

    *pisses self*

    Hope that cleared up everything for you. You must go through pants like candy.

    #29 1 year ago
  30. zoopdeloop

    @28 Plus 1+mil who bought One :P
    Yeah One has better, uninspired and overused content right there too(along with ps4)
    As for WiiU…Mario alone saves the day,the over priced hardware doesn’t

    #30 1 year ago
  31. Ireland Michael

    Looks like the new generation of console warring is in full swing.

    I don’t know about the rest of you, but I totally can’t wait for eight more years of…

    “My console is better!”
    “No my console is better!”
    “Nope, mines better cause it sold more.”
    “Your console sucks because [insert personal bias here].”
    “PC4Life. Shitty outdated hardware with shitty GPU.”
    “Ur gay.”

    #31 1 year ago
  32. Clupula

    @31 – Really, what they should have done is have the PS4 and XB1 launch times on the same day at the same time, with both systems on top of a tower that their fans must fight to the death to reach. Then, truly the console war could begin!

    Of course, I don’t include the Wii U in that scenario because, really, the Crusades and a lot of recent African Civil Wars show us how awful having child soldiers can be.

    #32 1 year ago
  33. Ireland Michael

    @32 We shall call it… CONSOLE ROYALE!

    Or “The Console Games” if you’re one of those people. =P

    #33 1 year ago

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  • GTA 5 PC patch fixes garage, Job crashes – full notes here

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  • Fire Emblem If will come in White Kingdom and Black Kingdom versions with amiibo support

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  • Deception 4: The Nightmare Princess heads west with “Golden Toilet” pre-order bonus

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  • Nintendo US eShop update: Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario demo, Paper Mario, more

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  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided PC port handed off to Nixxes

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  • First-ever PC Gaming Show to take place at E3 2015 in June

    PC gaming will finally have its very own E3 press conference this year, thanks to PC Gamer and AMD. The PC Gaming Show will take place on June 16 at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles and it will be livestreamed on Twitch. PC Gamer said speakers at the presentation will include representatives from Blizzard, […]

  • Majora’s Mask light available now on Club Nintendo for 6000 stars

    Club Nintendo shuts up shop on September 30 and members are being encouraged to spend accumulated stars before then. And what better to spend them on, than this adorable Majora’s Mask light? If you’re a member based in Europe you can nab it for 6000 stars. If you’re in Australia or New Zealand, it’ll only […]

  • Unity support announced for HoloLens, will work with Windows universal apps

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  • Splatoon Nintendo Direct airs Thursday, May 7

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  • GTA 5 PC: clean up the streets as a member of the San Andreas PD with this new mod

    Remember the awesome mods for GTA 4 and San Andreas that let you run amok online as a member of the po-po? Well, dust off your taser and load up your gun, because it’s coming to GTA 5. The new mod for GTA 5 is currently in alpha and can be downloaded at palmbeachgames.com. You […]

  • Indie shoot ‘em up Project Root comes to Xbox One, PS4 and PSVita

    Project Root is a self-proclaimed rejig of the shoot ‘em up genre that was released on PC last year, and it’s finally coming to consoles. Combining free-roaming elements with the usual business of shooting things, Project Root was released this week for Xbox One, PS4 and the PSVita.

  • You can now bet on eSports online, starting with League of Legends

    If you’re getting bored with sticking a pony on the races, you can expand your gambling horizons at Unikrn where you can watch esports streams and get a little action on the side. The new platform was set up by Rahul Sood – previously the general manager of Microsoft Ventures. At the moment, customers are […]

  • Has Watch Dogs 2 been leaked?

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  • GTA 5′s Trevor makes his Jackass debut, complete with leopard-print knickers

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  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 season pass will cost you £35

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 isn’t released until November 6, but you can already hand over your cash for the Season Pass. The Season Pass is available for pre-purchase on Steam for £34.99, and will cover four DLC packs – although the details we have on the content are limited to ‘exciting’ at this […]

  • GTA Online’s cheating assholes are no match for this player’s vengeance

    Think you’re smart for using invisibility and infinite ammo glitches? You need to be taught a lesson, sucker. You can have all the hacks you want but if your GTA Online game is weak, you’ll still get your ass handed to you. As this fool discovered when attempting to hassle another player. There’s a fair […]

  • PS4 sales help Sony’s games division swing to profit

    Sony’s PlayStation business has made an operating profit of 48.1 billion yen ($404m / £261.5m) in the past 12 months. That’s thanks to stellar sales of the PlayStation 4 and PS Plus, even as sales of the PS3 have stalled and the company wrote off costs for the PSTV and PS Vita. The profit puts […]

  • New patch for Dirt Rally gives co-driver’s attitude a tune-up

    Dirt Rally gets a new patch three days after release on Steam. On Monday, we reported that the newest Dirt game has popped up on Steam’s Early Access and is available to pick up for £24.99, as well as giving you an eyeful of tasty screenshots. The patch – released yesterday – fixes some issues […]

  • New The Witcher 3 screenshots show combat, exploration and general carousing

    New screenshots released on the official facebook page for The Witcher 3 show Geralt annihilating a winged beast, out and about in the world exploring, and living the life of Reily amidst a bustling feast. We were already treated to some glorious screenshots a few days ago, but these new ones are in-game and give […]

  • Destiny: 14 things you might have missed during House of Wolves intel drops

    Destiny: House of Wolves does a great deal more than just slap some new content on the existing game structure. House of Wolves changes Destiny in a lot of interesting and very welcome ways. Bungie showed off many of these changes in its livestream, and let both me and Arekkz come and have a look […]

  • Scratch that cyberpunk itch with Technobabylon on May 21 – new trailer

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  • Skullgirls 2nd Encore brings exclusive new features to PS4, Vita in northern summer

    Skullgirls, the little indie fighter that could, is getting another crack at it. Skullgirls 2nd Encore is the second re-release of the one-time troubled 2D versus fighter from lab Zero Games. Having survived the shut down of its developer and collapse of its publishing contrast, Skullgirls re-emerged as Skullgirls: Encore, adding in a ton of […]

  • Danganronpa series generates “impressive” sales for Vita exclusive

    Danganronpa is selling quite nicely, thank you, says NIS America. Danganronpa is a series of murder mystery visual novel puzzlers in a similar vein to games like 999. Two of these have been released for Vita in the west – Trigger Happy Havoc and Goodbye Despair. Speaking to MCV, NIS America CEO and president Takuro […]

  • I have no idea what is going on in J-Stars Victory VS+ but I kind of like it

    In this J-Stars Victory VS+ trailer, we see – uhh. Well. We certainly see some things. Look y’all, I was a massive weaboo in high school, but that was back in the dark ages when we had to take out Manga Entertainment VHS tapes from dingy little specialist rental joints that were literally underground, and […]

  • Please just watch this terrific trailer for Toren

    Toren is the kind of game I dream about when I drift off to sleep at night. This indie puzzle adventure strikes a spark in my little soul in the same way as Ico and Tequila Works’ Rime do. Mysterious, almost ethereal fantasy setting – check. Chance to actually walk around in that setting – […]

  • Play classic MS-DOS games on your own tweets

    In today’s episode of “what will they think of next”, someone’s figured out how to post playable versions of classic games in tweets. For some time now, Twitter has allowed you to embed various forms of media in tweets, most noticeably YouTube videos, simply by pasting a URL into the compose field. Turns out this […]

  • VR: Unreal Engine to add HTC Vive support

    The biggest digital PC game distributor and the most popular game development engine have both backed VR. It’s going to happen. An upcoming Unreal Engine 4 update will expand the development suite’s support to the HTC Vive, Valve’s VR headset. In this glorious new future where work on one of the most important engines in […]

  • WWE 2K15 PC supports modding

    WWE 2K15 may be the series’ PC debut, but it’s already getting into the spirit of the platform. WWE 2K15 does indeed support mods on PC, 2K’s Marcus Stephenson has confirmed. @ElementGamesTV you can. Now buy. — Marcus Stephenson (@stephensonmc) April 28, 2015 As Destructoid points out, this opens the door to all sorts of […]

  • Overkill’s The Walking Dead coming to PC, PS4 and Xbox One in 2016

    Overkill’s The Walking Dead is one step closer to your grasping little paws. Overkill’s The Walking Dead will be published by 505 Games, Overkill parent Starbreeze has announced. 505 also published Payday 2, Overkill’s previous title, so the two companies have established a working relationship. In a press release, the publisher said the co-op title […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 pre-orders net Advanced Warfare DLC

    Buy Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 for later, enjoy bonus Advanced Warfare content now. Blacks Ops 3 is being supported by a rather cunning pre-order incentive even more likely to get you to lay your cash down sooner than you might otherwise. Gamespot reports a Black Ops 3 pre-order will receive a couple of […]

  • Steam Game Ban system lets developers determine who to block

    Steam users can now be blocked from individual games by their developers. Steam has always supported multiplayer bans for disruptive users, but a newly-implemented system allows developers to ban users from individual games using their own anti-cheat systems. Game Bans are enforced by Valve, but are enacted at the developer’s request and discretion. This change […]

  • Far Cry 4 devs matching Red Cross donations up to $100K to aid Nepal earthquake victims

    Far Cry 4 developer Ubisoft Montreal will match any pledges made to The Red Cross up to $100,000 to aid Nepal after the 7.8 earthquake struck the area in and around Kathmandu in Nepal. According to Ubisoft: “Having spent the last few years working on Far Cry 4, a game heavily inspired by Nepal and […]