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...