The Playstation 4 has sold more than 6 million units worldwide according to Sony.
“I am absolutely delighted that PS4 is off to such a great start in Japan,” Sony CEO Andrew House said in a statement. “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.”
Today’s 6 million figure also includes the 370,000 PS4s sold in Japan since its February 22 launch.
It’s not just the hardware selling either, software is also selling at a blistering rate. Nearly 14 million copies of game titles and other software have been sold to gamers across the globe. That puts the attach rate at more than 2:1.
“It’s truly humbling to see the rate at which gamers across the globe are choosing PS4 as their next-gen console of choice,” John Koller, vice president of marketing, wrote in a blog post.
Koller also wrote that more than 90% of PS4s in the U.S. are online.
Twitch and Ustream have proved popular with PS4 users. 3.6 million live broadcasts with more than 56 million spectate sessions have hit the PS4 since launch. According to Koller, PS4 players make up 20% of daily broadcasters on Twitch.
These 6 million consumers will finally have something new to play when Infamous: Second Son releases on March 21.
The sales of next-gen consoles has proved that the Xbox 360 and PS3 were here for too long. Without compelling software, Sony has sold 6 million PS4s. I can’t imagine what it’ll do once powerhouse titles such as Uncharted and The Order: 1886 release.
Microsoft will be looking to narrow the sales gap starting next week with the release of Titanfall. Titanfall plays right into Microsoft’s primary strength and that is multiplayer shooters.
Koller ended the post with, “We love the enthusiasm that all of you have had for the PS4 since launch, and we can’t wait to share more great games, experiences and features with you soon. Greatness awaits!”
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