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PS4 global sales have passed 7 million units

Wednesday, 16th 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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41 Comments

  1. Max Payne

    http://abload.de/img/booma2srq.gif

    #1 8 months ago
  2. tezzer1985

    I wonder if the timing of this, has something to do, with NPD data coming out tomorrow for March in the US, where it’s expected that X1 outsold PS4 due to Titanfall

    #2 8 months ago
  3. SlayerGT

    @tezzer1985 I’ll be shocked if that be the case. That XBOne outsold, not that Sony wanted to get ahead of NPD.

    #3 8 months ago
  4. melonbuster1

    @tezzer1985 that’s the case

    #4 8 months ago
  5. Erthazus

    7 million? That’s it?
    Pfffffffffff. Considering the HYPE that was around the launch of the console I would say that it’s not a big number at all. Sure, it’s the most selling console right now probably but that shows that console market is shrinking.

    #5 8 months ago
  6. melonbuster1

    @SlayerGT shocked why? Titanfall is this year’s biggest thing so far. That’s before the dlc. Systems sold and software too. The trend will continue. China is the next big space for us gamers. So who ever gets there 1st and with the best software will win . I’m glad sony is selling because they were dead in the water before the xbox1 mishap at e3. Now they just need software. Btw Japanese products won’t sell in China. At all. It’s like Germany selling in Israel. Done deal

    #6 8 months ago
  7. KAP

    lol the comment section never ceases to amaze me.
    MS fanboys are the most jaded batch, serious. 7 million consoles sold not to mention 20 million software sold is good for everyone. Not just the Sony camp.
    Like they say, Raising tides lifts all ships.

    #7 8 months ago
  8. dtyk

    @melonbuster1
    Japanese products will have “trouble” selling in China. If you didn’t know, Monster Hunter and PSP were the most frequently played items in China for Many years. PSP sold through the grey market, Monster Hunter pirated.

    That said, yes they do hate each other.

    #8 8 months ago
  9. SlayerGT

    @melonbuster1 Cause I don’t think TitanFall is all that..

    #9 8 months ago
  10. melonbuster1

    @SlayerGT I do and so does millions of people

    #10 8 months ago
  11. Erthazus

    @melonbuster1, I know it’s vgchartz and etc. but millions? It’s a stretch.

    http://www.vgchartz.com/game/72891/titanfall/

    Not really sure that it sold a lot and I also think that it is not the biggest game of this time because Diablo III:Reaper Of souls already surpassed 3 million sales.

    #11 8 months ago
  12. SlayerGT

    @melonbuster1 That’s good. But again, I’ll be shocked if it made a significant impact on XBOne sales. If it had I doubt MS would have been cutting prices on their console.

    #12 8 months ago
  13. dazedonthemoon

    Titanfall is loved by lots but wasn’t the system seller Microsoft would have hoped for. It sold a decent amount but that’s because of Microsoft discounting the crap out of the bundle. Most everyone bought it for 360.
    Any who, 7 million sales is awesome despite what some PC elitists whose parents have failed them, might say.

    #13 8 months ago
  14. GK

    titanfail grows xshit sales 95%,Infamous 106% PS4 sales :) 7M is impressive if we count and that,that PS4 supplies was limited very long time and if we count that xshit sales they shit with Fifa14,later their lower xshit price :)

    #14 8 months ago
  15. Hyperx64

    @dtyk Well it would be hard to forget Imperial Japan invading the country, in World War2, and slicing up ya family. Same as it is hard to forget what Nazi-Germany did to the entire world… especially for the people it happened to.

    #15 8 months ago
  16. Hyperx64

    How ’bout the full score? This is like wanting to know the score of the game, but only getting one teams score… doesn’t make sense.

    #16 8 months ago
  17. Hyperx64

    O well. Maybe Pach Attack may know the score.

    #17 8 months ago
  18. ddtd

    @Erthazus Both consoles at a rate that’s well above what their previous counterparts sold in the previous generation’s launch.

    #18 8 months ago
  19. Dragon

    Biggest console launch ever. No other way to put it.

    #19 8 months ago
  20. Arcnail

    I really just wonder why.

    I go to the local store which do have both PS4 and XBONEs in stock (although the PS4s are out from time to time) and I’m kinda pumped to buy one…

    .. until I look at the game selections. How either of these are selling is crazy to me beyond the hype of a ‘next gen system’.

    #20 8 months ago
  21. The_Red

    @Erthazus
    “7 Million? That’s it?”

    For some context, let’s look at Wii, PS3 and Wii U. At this time (4 months after release of console):
    - Wii was at 5.8 million
    - PS3 was at 3.5 million
    - Wii U was at 3.4 million

    Seeing how PS4 is significantly ahead of them all, of course this is a sign of console market shrinking. 7 million is not at all impressive considering the hype and seeing as how it is miles ahead of best selling console of last gen (Wii).

    #21 8 months ago
  22. Dragon

    @The_Red ,
    Consoles are going to die, mobile and tablets and PCs will rule the world.

    No wonder those people hardly show up here. Still, this comment page is hilarious.

    #22 8 months ago
  23. Reddpayn

    @Erthazus
    Ps4`s sales from launch to date are the biggest in the history of gaming and with the fact that xo is also exceeding x360, one can easily say that console gaming is not shrinking, quite the opposite actually.

    #23 8 months ago
  24. mxmassef

    I reckon that if console gaming dies out then 70% of games that are worth playing will disappear too ( including console exclusives and most of the third party games). And we all be playing candy crush 1000 and angry birds x. But I think that consoles will become more like services in the cloud like netflix ( though they will be more in cloud) and then we will be playing playstation service with our smart tv or tablet etc. So in the end the console gaming or gaming itself never dies it just changes its form.

    #24 8 months ago
  25. Ekona

    Those are some seriously impressive figures, especially considering that there’s a lack of really decent games available.

    #25 8 months ago
  26. tenthousandgothsonacid

    @17 I see Pachter was wrong as usual

    http://m.digitalspy.co.uk/gaming/news/a464716/new-xbox-to-win-against-playstation-4-says-analyst-michael-pachter.html#~oBFZuu0FGQdpYR

    #26 8 months ago
  27. Erthazus

    @The_Red This is just how consoles sell faster and that’s it. This is because the next consoles launched after almost 8 years instead of 4-5 years and some people really wanted next gen consoles.

    It’s a stretch. 7 millions is not a lot considering what the HYPE was for PS4. If you look at the January/Match numbers at NPD… Console sales are weak.

    #27 8 months ago
  28. The_Red

    @Erthazus PS4′s doing better than the freaking Wii at this point.

    I’m sure you agree that while over hyped, PS4′s hype levels are nowhere near Wii and it still doing better in a similar period. PS4 is also better than its own predecessor. Xbox One is also doing better than its predecessor.

    So during 4 months, we have 2 consoles doing better than previous gen (One of them doing better than all other consoles in history including PS1, PS2, PS3 and Wii). Only the 3rd console (Wii U) is doing wrose than previous one but only because of losing the casual market.

    #28 8 months ago
  29. Erthazus

    @The_Red It’s doing better but Wii was a novelty factor and sales picked up later.
    I’m sure that PS4 will surpass Ps1 numbers but will it surpass PS2 numbers? We shall see.

    #29 8 months ago
  30. Reddpayn

    @Erthazus
    Why do you claim that console gaming is going to diminish but at the same time you say that ps4 will surpass ps1. If that would happen the ps4 should exceed 100 sales and that would mean that it would get ahead of ps3`s 80 million sales (probably not gonna grow more than 85 maximum)

    #30 8 months ago
  31. unknown_gamer

    @Erthazus Oh it’s you again downplaying Sony articles , How Professional ^_^
    …. ಠ_ಠ

    #31 8 months ago
  32. Panthro

    I installed an extension to my chrome which changes every PlayStation/Xbox One to Potato/ PotatoBox…

    It is making reading all of your comments fucking hilarious.

    Some of my personal favourites:

    “Biggest potato launch ever. No other way to put it.” – Dragon

    ” 7 million is not at all impressive considering the hype and seeing as how it is miles ahead of best selling potato of last gen (Wii).” – The_Red

    “So during 4 months, we have 2 potatoes doing better than previous gen” – The_Red

    “Why do you claim that potato gaming is going to diminish but at the same time you say that potato 4 will surpass ps1″ – ReddPayn

    #32 8 months ago
  33. Legendaryboss

    @32
    :P You still got dat troll hat on :)

    #33 8 months ago
  34. Reddpayn

    @Panthro
    Hah, its all potatoes :)

    #34 8 months ago
  35. digmouse

    @melonbuster1 As a native Chinese I can assure you Japanese products do sell in China and are very popular, more so on the gaming market. PSV, 3DS and PS3 all have a good amount of following here.

    #35 8 months ago
  36. gameoholic007

    Actually, American products don’t sell very well on the Asian market. Matter of fact, most of Asia hates the US, so I have a very big doubt that the X1 will do better than the PS4 over there, specially when the X1 has the great eye attached to it, I don’t think China is going to dig very much the way that country runs.

    #36 8 months ago
  37. Mike W

    @gameoholic007

    I think both systems are doing extremely well. I wish you guys quit making this into a pissing contest.

    #37 8 months ago
  38. marporte

    PS4 outsold X1 in the US March even with the help of TF. MS needs something AAA that is not also on last gen and PC at E3 so the gap in the US doesn’t continue. But at the Very least their MS system sold number is almost as good as the Wii that is better than the 360.

    #38 8 months ago
  39. Mike W

    @gameoholic007

    Sorry gamepholic007 that was a general comment, it wasn’t just directed to you. :(

    #39 8 months ago
  40. Dragon

    ” melonbuster1
    @tezzer1985 that’s the case”

    http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2014-04-17-titanfall-tops-chart-but-ps4-leads-hardware-again-in-march-npd

    Now what do we have here? Its almost sure now that PS4 will maintain its lead over X1 in US too.

    #40 8 months ago
  41. viralshag

    Sales not that good? They’ve done nearly a 10th of the last gen console sales in under a year… I’d say they’re off to a good start.

    #41 8 months ago

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