Fiction is fast becoming fact, as it seems that nothing can derail the PlayStation 4 hype train. It’s been little over a month since Sony announced that it had sold 6 million next-gen consoles worldwide, but it’s now bumped that number up to 7 million units, which is absolutely outrageous when you consider that it’s only been available for some five months or so. The numbers are accurate as of 6th April, and represent systems sold to consumers, so there are no shipped shenanigans going on here.

“The response from the global gaming community for the PS4 has been overwhelming, and we are truly humbled that gamers are selecting it as their console of choice,” said a chuffed Andrew House, who’s president of the PlayStation division. “The PS4 journey has just begun, and although we are still facing difficulties keeping up with the strong demand worldwide, we remain steadfast in our commitment to meet the needs of our customers, and surpassing the wildest expectations of gamers by delivering new user experiences that inspire and engage.”

While the hardware numbers are impressive, the software statistics aren’t too shabby either. The manufacturer states that more than 20.5 million games have been sold as of 13th April, up from the 13.7 million recorded in March. Moreover, the vaunted share button has been pushed over 135 million times to date, with more than 4.9 million gameplay sessions broadcast via sites such as Twitch and Ustream. And don’t think that the platform holder’s going to rest on its laurels either, because that new firmware update is coming “very soon”. Celebrate good times.

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