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Wow, Sony Has Already Sold 4.2 Million PS4 Consoles

Posted by Sammy Barker

All according to plan

Sony boss Kaz Hirai’s rousing CES 2014 keynote earlier today centred on the idea of ‘wow’, and the company delivered a jaw dropping announcement of its own by confirming that the PlayStation 4 has already surpassed sales of 4.2 million units. Those numbers are accurate to 28th December, meaning that the figures are likely even higher at the time of writing. Gob-stopping stuff, huh?

It’s not entirely clear whether the firm's citing shipped or sell-through numbers, but seeing as you can’t find the Japanese giant’s next generation machine anywhere, we’re not sure that the distinction makes a whole lot of difference. For comparison, the Xbox One has sold a whisker over three million units to date, while the Wii U was at 3.9 million units the last time Nintendo provided an update at the end of September.

Last year, the company announced that it aims to sell five million next generation consoles by the end of March. We don't think it'll have too much trouble achieving that figure. [Update: The platform holder has just confirmed that the abovementioned figures are sold through to consumers.]

User Comments (25)



rijahs said:

Fantastic.. The more superb news is that this will lure more developers to the PS4, which means more and more games... Yeahhhhh....



Xaessya said:

Does that mean we can't buy and own it and we have to pay a monthly fee?



ZeD said:

Only 0.1M away from the WiiU's total sales (Source Wikipedia). Nintendo should be worried :/



Sanquine said:

What's funny is that i still can't buy a PS4! It's sold out everywhere... Some retailer told me i had to wait till April.



Gamer83 said:

Great start, especially when you consider the supply constraints and that it's not in Japan yet. Hopefully the sales continue to be strong for a long time. Sony's done a lot right with PS4 and should be rewarded for it.



DoublezZ01 said:

Dude i swear there gonna kill that 6 million margin with no problem when japan start recieving there uniths!!!and maybe even with china!!! XD sales will pick up when infamous destiny and the order launch aswell!!! Im sure of it!!



Bad-MuthaAdebisi said:

Its probably going to be sold out all year long. It will most likely pass 20 million well before Christmas.



Jaz007 said:

Wow, that's fantastic. This rapidly expanding userbase should be great to invite third party to make true next gen games.



Bliquid said:

Let me be your ruler (ruler),
You can call me queen Bee
And baby I'll rule, I'll rule, I'll rule, I'll rule.



Ginkgo said:

At this rate it is poised to sell 5 mill before the end of Jan. It is on track to sell at least 8 mill by end of March.

The big question is how will it have enough stock for the Japan launch in Feb and still feed the rest of the world.



Gamer83 said:


That's what I'm hoping. If PS4 and X1 can keep the momentum, third parties will start making next-gen exclusives sooner rather than later.



divinelite said:

if vgchartz can be believed wii u is 5.2M for now.
guess it needs January or Febuary to finally topple the throne from Nintendo
(remember that Nintendo might have boost over last holiday season and might not tracked)



Gamer83 said:

Nintendo definitely had a boost, we know that from Japanese sales numbers alone. I'll be interested to see how it did in NA and EU.



mibtar said:

And they just announced it after MS released news about their 3 million sales. Are they purposely making MS look stupid? Have they no heart?!?



artemisthemp said:

Guess they reach their 5 millions before end of March, specially when you consider, that Infamous Second Son is been released their



tonyp1987 said:

thats great that the ps4 is doing well what about the vita figures? i own a vita with about 30 games can i see more games this year

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