Sony’s latest console is the PlayStation 4. The console has yet to hit every market around the world, but so far it is doing pretty well for itself. Last we heard, the console managed to achieve 5.3 million units sold in a relatively short amount of time.
This was later followed by Sony selling over 300,000 units in Japan during its opening weekend alone, which is why we guess we can’t say we’re too surprised to learn that Sony has since announced that the PS4 has gone on to sell over 6 million units worldwide in four months since the console was launched.
In addition to the consoles sold, Sony has also said that they have managed to sell 13.7 million units of software, which when averaged out is roughly 2.2 games per machine. As there aren’t that many games available for the PS4 right now, we guess those numbers sound about right, but we expect them to increase in the future.
According to Andrew House, President and Group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc., “The responses we have received for the PS4 system’s integrated social capabilities have been phenomenal, and I couldn’t be more thrilled that gamers are utilizing these unique features to engage, share, play and connect with users around the world. SCE will continue to expand the world of PlayStation by growing its library of breakthrough games and bringing more innovative features and services only possible on PS4.”
Microsoft has yet to respond to Sony’s recent numbers, but given what we’ve seen so far, it looks like the PS4 is trumping the Xbox One, but since both consoles have only been out for several months, it might too early to tell who is the real victor in the console wars.