We probably don't need to tell you that the PlayStation 4 is doing an absolutely roaring trade all over the world. The Japanese giant initially expected to sell five million mega machines by the end of March, but this projection will need to be revised, as SCE executive Andrew House has recently confirmed that approximately 5.3 million PS4s have sold worldwide since the system's launch in November. Whoa.

"I am thrilled that so many customers around the globe have continued to select PS4 as the best place to play throughout and beyond the holiday season," House stated. "The PS4 system's momentum just keeps growing stronger, and we are extremely grateful for the continued passion and support of PlayStation fans."

It feels like only yesterday that we were celebrating the next-gen marvel's four million systems sold milestone, and yet here we are – mere weeks later – reporting on yet another million units sold. Don't they grow up so fast? What's more, this number is particularly impressive as the big black box has yet to even release in Sony's home country, an event which is sure to boost this monumental figure even higher.

In truth, the news leaves this baffled reporter scratching his head in an attempt to communicate just how stupidly impressive this number is. So instead, he plans to sit with his mouth agape while trying to imagine what five million PS4s would even look like. Do you make up one of these inaugural customers, or are you still a victim of the widespread stock shortages? Let your jaw drop in the comments section below.

[source eurogamer.net]