PS4 global sales have passed 7 million units

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 23:17 GMT By Brenna Hillier

PlayStation 4 has passed another significant sales milestone, Sony has announced.

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Sony Computer Entertainment today announced cumulative global PS4 sell-through figures of over 7 million as of April 6.

PS4 software sales has passed 20.5 million, the company said, across both retail and digital.

More than 135 million shares have been made via the Dual Shock 4′s dedicated button, and there have been over 4.9 million gameplay broadcasts via Twitch and Ustream, attracting over 90 million viewing sessions.

“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,” SCE president and group CEO Andrew House said.

“The PS4 journey has just begun, and 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. We look forward to unveiling many of these experiences to our fans in the coming months.”

Sony expects to reach a total of 120 PS4 games released in 2014, and highlighted upcoming releases Destiny, The Elder Scrolls Online, Alien: Isolation, NBA 2K15, Watch Dogs, Driveclub and The Order 1886, as well as indies N++, GALAK-Z: The Dimensional, Transistor, Secret Ponchos, The Witness, Octodad: Dadliest Catch and Daylight.

The PS4 is currently available in 72 countries and regions worldwide.

Last we heard from Microsoft, the Xbox One had shipped 3.9 million worldwide – but that was way back in January.

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