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Sony Sells Over 5.3 Million PS4 Units Ahead of its February 22 Japan Launch

sony-ps4-logoSony Computer Entertainment has announced it has sold over 5.3 million units of its PlayStation®4 globally in a move it says demonstrates its strong demand and momentum.

“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,” said Andrew House, President and Group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. “We are delighted that according to  the NPD Group’s latest data, PS4 was January’s top-selling console in the United States.  The PS4 system’s momentum just keeps growing stronger, and we are extremely grateful for the continued passion and support of PlayStation® fans.  February 22 sees the launch of PS4 in Japan, and I’m looking forward to Japanese fans sharing the excitement of the deep social capabilities and entertainment experiences only possible on PS4.”

In January, the firm announced it had sold over 4.2 million units while PS4 software sales were also high during the holiday season at over 9.7 million copies sold in retail stores worldwide and through digital downloads on PlayStation®Store.

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Games such as Call of Duty®: Ghosts from Activision, Assassin’s Creed®IV Black Flag™ from Ubisoft, Battlefield 4™ and FIFA 14 from Electronic Arts Inc., and Killzone™ Shadow Fall were some of the best selling in December.

The firm also said that many PS4 owners have signed up to the PlayStation®Plus (PS Plus) membership service which gives them access to Instant Game Collection™ and can play the full versions of popular titles without a time limit and at no extra cost.  PS4 gamers also share their gameplay experience through the PS4 system’s unique sharing capabilities to their fans and eager audiences via video streaming platforms, Twitch and Ustream.

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