Sony exceeds forecasts selling 5.3M Playstation 4 consoles

By on February 18, 2014, 12:00 PM
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Sony has now announced that it has sold 5.3 million Playstation 4s. Well beyond its initial yearly forecast, Sony had expected to move around 5 million units between the console's launch in November 2013 and the year ending in March 2014.

Having now already surpassed that number, Playstation 4 will likely move even more units when it releases in Japan next week, albeit that is a typically less popular market for the system compared to in the US. Sony has now released the new console in the US, Latin America, Western Europe and certain Asian territories, with Japan slated as the final country the system is still scheduled to hit store shelves in.

Sony recently announced a limited edition Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes Playstation 4 bundle coming to Japan on March 20th ahead of the system launching there on February 22nd. At this point there has been no mention of the bundle making it stateside.

Last we heard, Microsoft said it had sold around 3 million units as of the end of December 2013. While we will have to wait for another update, chances are the new Xbox has some catching up to do, something the release of Titanfall will likely bolster to some degree.

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amstech amstech, TechSpot Enthusiast, said:

The PS4 is a great console and I love the new gamepad design. I give the Xbox1 a hard time due to the crap/strings/fee's/terrible pricing I experienced with my 360S, and maybe that's not fair to compare them but I just feel Microsoft forces the issue more so then they need.

That doesn't mean I don't like my 360S or use it, but needing the gold account to watch Netflix really grinds my gears when its free on my Wii and PS3.

Littleczr Littleczr said:

Even though it is shady what Microsoft is doing. 3 million units is not to shabby. If they could come only drop the price and come out with exclusive titles.

JC713 JC713 said:

Very impressive.

Guest said:

Good job SONY. I wonder if the PS4 is the next Godfather of consoles.... unseating the PS2.

This is the Gamer's console. PC is still King of all tho :)

Guest said:

I will get one when there is something to play.

yukka, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Titanfall is good. Very good. On my PC with GeForce 460gtx. When I get round to this gen I'm sure I'll get the Sony.

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