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Sony Thanks the Players for Contributing to 2.1 Million PS4 Sales Worldwide

Posted by Sammy Barker

Just the start

It’s been little more than two weeks since the PlayStation 4 first debuted, but the console has already shifted an incredible 2.1 million units. Regular readers will recall the device moving one million units within 24 hours in North America. This impressive figure was followed in the UK, where the system smashed sales records after selling over 250,000 units in 48 hours. Now we have a much bigger picture of the state of the platform as a whole.

In a candid PlayStation Blog post, group president Andrew House took the time to thank fans for their support. “It’s an impressive and record-setting accomplishment for our company and for our industry, and we couldn’t have done it without you,” he said. “I want to personally thank PlayStation fans, both old and new, for your vote of confidence. The best part: the PS4 journey has just begun.” Exciting, huh?

He continued: “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 the PS4 in the months and years ahead. While the PS4′s capabilities will continue to evolve, our commitment to gamers and breakthrough entertainment remains steadfast. We believe that games represent the pinnacle of artistry and entertainment, and we will work tirelessly to make sure that PlayStation remains the best place to play.”

Earlier in the year, the platform holder indicated that it expects to sell 5 million next generation systems by the end of March. Given that the ravenous demand has been nowhere near satiated at the time of writing, we reckon that the firm stands a very good chance of not only fulfilling but also exceeding that target as long as it can keep supply levels high. Remember, the company’s still got Asia left to launch in. We suspect that there are some champagne bottles being popped at SCE right now...

[via blog.eu.playstation.com]

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User Comments (15)

Gemuarto

#1

Gemuarto said:

I still want to buy this piece of crap, but can't find it anywere =(((... Is PS4 even exist?

k_andersenStaff

#2

k_andersen said:

Goodness gracious me. That is a crazy figure. They'll smash that 5 Million goal, for sure!

Gamer83

#5

Gamer83 said:

Going to be interesting to see if Sony can keep momentum moving forward. Provided it can supply retailers well enough, it should have a good holiday season, after that is the big question. Making sure inFamous: Second Son and DriveClub are released early in the year is key and hopefully both are must-haves.

get2sammybAdmin

#7

get2sammyb said:

@Gamer83 We're obviously going to see a response from Microsoft at some point (probably around Titanfall) but I suspect that Sony will expect that. I agree, though, they need to keep their foot on the gas. Hopefully the extended development times of DriveClub and inFAMOUS will enable both to be exceptional. Coupled with MLB, the indie games, and some fresh stock, I'm sure they can keep momentum ticking through until E3.

BornOfEvil

#8

BornOfEvil said:

I expect at least another 1 million to be sold by the time the PS4 launches in Japan, if that happens, then Japan will decide whether or not Sony hits their mark.

Itachi

#9

Itachi said:

Sony's just in a very comfortable position right now with PS4. It appears they will not only meet their own sales projections for March but have a strong chance of exceeding it. The only thing slowing them down is their own supply, but the demand is clearly there. Then once you look at all the games they have in the pipeline, I can only imagine demand intensifying even more.

odd69

#15

odd69 said:

I would thank them if they would send enough ps4's to the retailers. My area still has zilch

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