Sony sells over 6M PS4 units globally since launch four months ago

By Nicel Jane Avellana

Mar 04, 2014 10:46 AM EST

From the time it was rolled out four months ago, Sony said the worldwide sales of its PlayStation 4 video game console have reached more than 6 million units, VentureBeat reported.

When compared to other console launches, the sales figure is astounding, even more so when the Japanese tech giant only targeted to sell 5 million units by the end of March. It is also a convincing indicator that Sony still leads Microsoft's Xbox One in the fight of the next-generation Console Wars, a GeekWire report said.

Sony Computer Entertainment Inc President and Group CEO Andrew House said, "I am absolutely delighted that PS4 is off to such a great start in Japan. 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."

As of March 2, Sony was also able to sell 13.7 million software units which translate to 2.2 games for every machine. In addition, the console's Share button found on the controller was able to capture 100 million shares with over 56 million spectators monitoring game sessions. In addition, over half of those who own PS4 also get subscriptions for such services as cloud game saves and discounts. As of that date, the PS App has been installed over 3.6 million times, VentureBeat reported.

In its home turf in Japan, Sony said that it was able to sell 370,000 PS4 units since it was introduced on February 22. The PS4 was launched on November 15 in the US, Europe and Latin America. The video game console can now be bought by enthusiasts in 57 countries worldwide, GeekWire reported.

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