Battlefield 4

Sony’s next generation console has only been out for a few days, but that hasn’t stopped you from logging an incredible 2.3 million hours of gameplay in various EA titles. Yesterday, an executive at the North American publisher pointed out that one-third of launch games purchased for the PlayStation 4 were developed by the company, and now it’s followed up with the impressive statistic above.

While the number may look extraordinary on the surface, it can be explained quite easily. Sony announced over the weekend that it had sold one million shiny new consoles in North America, meaning that the average player has invested a much more reasonable total of 2.3 hours into Battlefield 4, Madden NFL 25, FIFA 14, and Need for Speed: Rivals over the past few days.

The company added that it has logged more than five million game sessions on the brand new console so far, an impressive statistic considering DICE’s flagship first-person shooter is supposedly in a bit of a state on the futuristic format. Perhaps people are bumping up their playtime by staring at loading screens and network error messages.

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