PlayStation 4: Six Million Consoles SoldBy: Sean Patterson - March 4, 2014
Sony Confirmed this week that six million PlayStation 4 consoles have now been sold since the console launched last November. The news comes less than one month from when Sony was touting the fact that 5.3 million PS4s had been sold through worldwide. The PS4 continues to be sold out at many retailers across the world.
The six million announcement comes one week on from the release of the console in Japan, where 320,000 PS4s were sold in two days. This number beats PlayStation 3 launch week numbers but does illustrate how significantly the Japanese gaming market has shifted away from home consoles.
The new sales figure officially places PS4 sales numbers ahead of Nintendo’s Wii U, which has been available to customers for over one year now. The number also continues to pace PS4 sales well ahead of Xbox One sales as Microsoft gears up for its make-or-break Titanfall launch next week.
In addition to the sales numbers, Sony has revealed a bit more about just how popular its PS4 streaming and sharing features are. According to the company there have now been more than 3.6 million live broadcasts through the PS4 and more than 56 million stream views through the PS4. The company also claims that the PS4 has accounted for 20% of daily Twitch broadcasts since the beginning of 2014. Sony also revealed that, with an estimated 90% of PS4s connected to the internet, the “Share” button on the new DualShock 4 controller has been used more than 100 million times.