Despite the fact that the PS Vita may be beating the PS4 in the Japanese sales market, the PS4 has now hit a total of 7 million consoles sold.
Including both digital and retail, PS4 software has reached 20.5 million copies sold. Over 4.9 million sessions of gaming have been broadcasted using Twitch or Ustream, till date, resulting in 90 million views. Also, the Share button has been used 135 million times, to share with us interesting moments.
Alongwith this announcement, Andrew House, SCE president, and group CEO, had a little bit more to say.
The response from the global gaming community for PS4 has been overwhelming and we are truly humbled that gamers are selecting PS4 as their next generation console of choice. The PS4 journey has just begun, and although we are still facing difficulties keeping up with the strong demand worldwide, we remain steadfast in our commitment to meet the needs of our customers, and surpassing the wildest expectations of gamers by delivering new user experiences that inspire and engage. We look forward to unveiling many of these experiences to our fans in the coming months.
These 7 million sales have come out of the 72 countries/regions that the PS4 is available in. Last we heard from Microsoft, the Xbox One had shipped 3.9 million worldwide – but that was way back in January.
According to me, the reason behind their big success, is based on the fact that Sony followed through with their promise and also the future line-up of great games like inFAMOUS: Second Son and Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes.