Playstation 4 sales reach 6 million following Japan launch

Saqib Shah
March 4, 2014

In the wake of Sony’s release of its Playstation 4 sales figures last month, it seems that the console’s market share has received a bump following its release in its domestic market of Japan.

Consequently, the company is now reporting that the device has sold an additional one million units to reach a grand total of six million PS4 sales worldwide.

That includes 370,000 consoles sold in Japan since the launch there on February 22. 13.7 million pieces of PlayStation 4 software have also been sold.

On the social side, the console’s share button has resulted in 100 million items of shared content and more than 3.6 million gameplay broadcasts.

“I am absolutely delighted that PS4 is off to such a great start in Japan,” said Sony Computer Entertainment President Andrew House.

“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 utilising these unique features to engage, share, play and connect with users around the world.”

In January Microsoft announced rival console the Xbox One had shipped 3.9 million units and last week the company confirmed a UK price cut down to £399, which many analysts claimed was a reaction to Sony’s robust figures.


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Saqib Shah

Tech/gaming journalist for What Mobile magazine and website. Interests include film, digital media and foreign affairs.

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