Sony: Global PS4 sales eclipse 4.2 million units

3:40 PM, Jan 7, 2014   |    comments
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According to numbers released Tuesday by Sony, global sales of its recently-launched PlayStation 4 home video game console have surpassed 4.2 million units.

"The momentum of the PS4 system keeps getting stronger and we couldn't be more thrilled gamers worldwide are enjoying the incredibly immersive gaming experiences along with deep social capabilities and entertainment provided by our network," said Andrew House, President and Group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. "After a remarkable launch, we look forward to bringing even more exciting content and continuing to explore the power of the PS4 system by adding new features and services, including PlayStation Now, in 2014."

In addition to the announcement of hardware sales of the PS4, Sony states that game software sales have remained strong through the holiday season with a reported more than 9.7 million copies sold in retail stores worldwide and through digital downloads via the PlayStation Store.  Top selling games on the platform include Call of Duty: Ghosts from Activision and and Killzone Shadow Fall from Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios.

Sony also reports that many PS4 owners have quickly taken advantage the company's premium PlayStation Plus (PS Plus) service.  Global PS Plus subscriptions have increased by more than 90% since the console's launch.  PS Plus grants members access to the Instant Game Collection and can play the full versions of popular titles without a time limit and at no extra cost.

The PS4 is available in 53 countries and territories globally.


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