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Tuesday, May 21, 2024

PS4 sells 2.1 million worldwide!

Andrew House, Sony Computer Entertainment’s President and Group CEO, has posted on the Playstation Blog detailing the impressive initial launch figures of the Playstation 4.

He writes, “In what is shaping up to be a historic year for gamers, I’m delighted to share an important new milestone with you. PS4′s North American debut on 15th November was PlayStation’s largest ever, with more than one million gamers picking up a PS4 in just 24 hours. Now, with PS4′s global launch expanding to a total of 32 countries worldwide, including Europe and Latin America, I’m proud to announce that more than 2.1 million PS4s have been sold.”

He continues, “The best part: the PS4 journey has just begun. In addition to an incredible line-up of PS4 games from the best developers in the world, we will continue to introduce valuable new features and services to PS4 in the months and years ahead.” 

While PS4′s capabilities will continue to evolve, our commitment to gamers and breakthrough entertainment remains steadfast. We believe that videogames represent the pinnacle of artistry and entertainment, and we will work tirelessly to make sure that PlayStation remains the best place to play.” With all of Sony’s first party studios working on unannounced titles at the moment, apart from Naughty Dog with Uncharted 4 (temporary name) having been teased through a trailer, Sony are keeping all their cards close to their chest. Having arguably the best and most diverse range of first party studios at their disposal, the timings of these games reveals and releases will  play a huge factor into the longevity of the console.

He concludes with “Thank you for your passion and your support – we couldn’t have done this without you.


Look how happy we’ve made him!


News broke on Monday that the flagship Sony console has sold in excess of 250,000 units in the UK alone, breaking the previous record for fastest selling console that was originally held by none other than the Playstation Portable (which sold around 185,000, just for those out there that like your statistics.) What is important to bear in mind, however, is that initial sales don’t guarantee a successful future ahead of the console; The PSP notoriously struggled throughout the vast majority of it’s life in the West.

What do you think of this news, and the console itself? Does it meet your expectations? Let us know in the comments below!

Nick Hanchet
Nick Hanchet
Massive gamer, avid writer and world professional raver. Only two of the above are true, so it's up to you to decide who you want him to be. In the meantime, we'll let you know that he writes for multiple websites, such as Geek Pride and NoobGrind, on geek & gaming matters.

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