It's another sales milestone for the PlayStation 4.
Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. has announced that their new next-gen console has officially sold over 7 million units globally. The number is accurate as of April 6, 2014. Obviously, this is a fantastic start to a new era. Said SCE President and Group CEO Andrew House:
"The response from the global gaming community for PS4 has been overwhelming and we are truly humbled that gamers are selecting PS4 as their next generation console of choice. 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. We look forward to unveiling many of these experiences to our fans in the coming months."
PS4 software sales have remained strong, selling over 20.5 million copies at retail and via the PlayStation Store. Furthermore, more than 135 million shares have been captured with the innovative new Share button on the Dual Shock 4, and we've seen nearly 5 million gameplay broadcasts on Twitch and Ustream. There have been over 90 million spectate sessions all told, and that's an impressive number. Of course, as more games continue to arrive, all these stats will rise.
The PlayStation 4 is now available in 72 countries and territories worldwide.