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Sony has sold 2.1 million PS4's as of December 1



Sony has announced during the Japanese PlayStation Awards that it has sold 2.1 million PS4 consoles through to the consumer as of December 1.

The hardware giant sold 1 million during the U.S launch, and this was followed by 1.1 million sales for PS4’s global launch which expanded to a total of 32 countries worldwide, including Europe and Latin America. 

Andrew House described the sales as "an impressive and record-setting accomplishment" for both Sony and the industry.

"I want to personally thank PlayStation fans, both old and new, for your vote of confidence. The best part: the PS4 journey has just begun. In addition to an incredible lineup of PS4 games from the best developers in the world, we will continue to introduce valuable new features and services to PS4 in the months and years ahead.

"While PS4’s capabilities will continue to evolve, our commitment to gamers and breakthrough entertainment remains steadfast. We believe that videogames represent the pinnacle of artistry and entertainment, and we will work tirelessly to make sure that PlayStation remains the best place to play. Thank you for your passion and your support — we couldn’t have done this without you."

Sony has set a sales target for the end of its financial year of 5 million consoles and seems to be well on the way to that.

Are you impressed with the start for PS4?




Edited On 03 Dec, 2013

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I'm impressed by the sales level, but mostly by the PS4 itself. It's such a joy to use, the UI is so slick and they have de-cluttered it brilliantly. I love the playstation app on my Android and ACIV and KZ are fantastic. Really looking forward to seeing what the games developers do with the new hardware once they are used to it. The controller is also a design triumph.
Steersy 9 months ago
That's very impressive indeed! do we have a number for MS and the Xbone?
JoeToots 9 months ago
These sales figures are pointless at the moment, considering both PS4 and Xbox ONE have been out of stock since their launches, being unable to sell any more since day 1. The only thing it shows was that Sony was able to supply more consoles at launch.
superniceguy 9 months ago
I was in my local game at the weekend and they had 6 xbone's
JoeToots 9 months ago
Gotta love TONY :D
RTLF 9 months ago
what is a unlce?
JoeToots 9 months ago
I think it's pretty amazing that Tony was in part responsible for perfecting the Xbox One. Way to go fella.
Steersy 9 months ago
I just don't take TONY on, he is like the ultimate fanboy.
JoeToots 9 months ago
ohh you mean uncle.
JoeToots 9 months ago
Are TONY and Anthony the same person?
RTLF 9 months ago
I picked up an Xbone instead of a PS4, as PS4 doesnt really have any games that interest me outside of Killzone yet, while on Xbone I was able to get Dead rising 3, Ryse and the gansta Zoo Tycoon. I'll probably oick up a PS4 in March with Infamous if my Wallet lets me.
iMerle iDixon 9 months ago
After getting both I would have to say my favourite of the exclusive launch games would have to be Ryse, I know it did not do too great in the reviews but I really enjoy the fighting and do not see how it is any worse than similar fighting styles like the likes of Batman and Assassins Creed though I would like it if there were more weapons as you only really have a sword and shield. I was looking forward to trying was thunder on the PS4 but I really did not like it the planes were just too fast and arcadey
Zombieflamingo 9 months ago
I don't believe you Joe, I hardly seeing you ask GAME ow many they have in stock, ancd checking the sites of GAME, Amazon, Zavvi, Sainsburys, Shopto etc they are all out of stock. I am not Anthony, I was christened Tony, and hate being called Anthony as that is not my name, so would not even use Anthony as an alias. I am not MS or Xbox ONE fanboy, I just went with the games and preferred Ryse, Dead Rising 3, Forza, Killer Instinct, Crimson Dragon, Zoo tycoon over Killzone, Knack and Resogun, and the other PS4 games I can get on PC for free too. It baffles that so many want PS4 now, with lacking titles, it may end up being the best, over the next ten years, but not right now it is not.
superniceguy 9 months ago
Why do you feel everyone needs to have the same taste as you thats what baffles me and your weird obsession repeating the same thing over and over again.
Bindiana 9 months ago
steam box > either this sums everything up perfectly -- http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/zero-punctuation/8510-Exclusives-Showdown
sam 9 months ago
TONY they had a big white board up outside where they had stock for both consoles written on. Also the first step to over coming your fanboyiness is to accept you are a fanboy and have a problem.
JoeToots 9 months ago
I don't see how hard it is to believe that they had stock in the GAME that Joe seen, not every GAME will have stock of both some will have PS4 but not xbox and so on.
Zombieflamingo 9 months ago
It is hard to believe because it just seems convenient. I say there is no stock, which there is not when you look at all the main online retailers, and then immediately he says there is, like there is some obsession to put me wrong. I am not a fanboy, but you are with the way you are carrying on. There is nothing wrong in different tastes. but the PS4 has hardly any taste at the moment, whereas the Xbox ONE has plenty taste. If PS4 launched with Gran Turismo 6 (instead of PS3), Uncharted 4, and The Last Guardian, I probably would have bought PS4 instead, if not both.
superniceguy 9 months ago
hey fanboy have you taken into consideration that the stock in stores will be due to people pre ordering and not picking them up though not fanboy.
JoeToots 9 months ago
Personally i think the ps4 has better games coming in 2014.
JoeToots 9 months ago
Well your an idiot Joe. Tony has decided Xbox should be more your taste
Bindiana 9 months ago
Online stock has nothing to do with in store stock anyway , online stock only dictates what's in the distribution warehouses, and a hell of a lot of people would have pre ordered in store then found they could not afford it hence stock left over
jay.hamilton 9 months ago
infamous second son the order drive club need i go on?
JoeToots 9 months ago
anthony the fact of the matter in your opinion halo is good in mine it is a steamy pile of turd and id hate it on either console.
JoeToots 9 months ago
No, I am not a fanboy just pointing out facts - PS4 is lacking in titles, and is why imerle switched from PS4 to Xbox ONE
superniceguy 9 months ago
How is it a fact your opinion is not fact? Just because you think the PS4 is lacking in titles doesnt make it fact its just makes it your opinion.
Bindiana 9 months ago
It is not my opinion it is fact, imerle did not switch consoles upon my opinion
superniceguy 9 months ago
Xbox One launched with 21 Games over here PS4 launched with 23 that is fact
Bindiana 9 months ago
thats the point i'm making anthony it doesn't matter which console it came to i'd hate it either way but you are not smart enough to understand that.
JoeToots 9 months ago
That is not fact I thought the PS4 had 25 games. Who knows what games there are in total, the Xbox ONE has the most games that matter. Most people who comment state the Xbox ONE has the strongest launch. People who got a PS4 are just waiting for the REAL games to come now, and accepting what there is for now.
superniceguy 9 months ago
That's great news for Sony. I'm just glad that everyone has got their console of choice now. For me, I'm over the moon with my Xbox One. The only thing I'm very jealous of at the moment is that Naughty Dog only do Playstation games, but by the time there's a couple of Naughty Dog title's out, I should have a PS4 too. I've seen about 5 people now who have both consoles, and all 5 of them have said the Xbox is better, but take that with a pinch of salt, it doesn't matter to me. Just glad they're both out, and hoping that all the pointless one upmanship from fanboys stops
Joey B 9 months ago
I agree with Joey as long as you have the console you wanted and are happy with it who cares if someone does not agree. From having time on both I still prefer my xbox one but I do feel that the PS4 does do things far better though I am still not over the moon with the dualshock 4 it will take a bit of getting used to where the new start button is and the L2 and R2 triggers still don't feel quite right.
Zombieflamingo 9 months ago
I agree too, but for some reason things got personal against me. I am happy with the Xbox ONE and not jealous at all, and just trying to see what is making the PS4 so appealing - nothing so far. I have bought all uncharted games on PS3 but have not yet played them as have been busy playing PC and Xbox 360 games. I plan on playing through all PS3 games first then selling them all and getting a PS4 then. The only thing that worries me is that Xbox goes the same way as Wii U (although probably not with MS financial clout), losing titles, only because people fell for the PS4 hype over MS shenanigans, but really wanted a Xbox ONE and its games. If that does not apply to any one here, then fair enough - enjoy your PS4. Now that both are actually out, people are seeing the Xbox ONE in a better light. In time, the Xbox sales will grow, and hopefully they will release another without Kinect for replacement purposes or to get a 2nd console - I am not having 2+ Xbox ONEs with Kinect on all of them, and if console breaks down in 5 years from heavy use, but Kinect still works would be good to get another console without Kinect.
superniceguy 9 months ago
It does make me laugh the hatred for Kinect leading up to the launch of Xbox One, personally, I love it, never had Kinect on the 360 so I can't compare, but I wouldn't be without my kinect v2 now the console is here. Anyway, back on topic, like Tony said, once time has passed I'm sure we'll see more Xbox's sold as well, which is a good thing, because competition will only make it better for the consumer.
Joey B 9 months ago
megadrive rules fuck your xbox or ps20
MERRELL 9 months ago
Why does it make you laugh? it makes sense that people who want the xbox one but have no interest in the kinect are gonna be angered at being forced to pay for something they don't want. You might like it, but many other people either don't or have already tried the 360 one and the novelty has worn off. I'm actually racking my brain trying to think of another console which at launch forced you to pay for an expensive accessory regardless of whether you want it or not... add that to the laughable microtransactions situation on the new Forza and all the awful policies they only u-turned on to stem the tide of customers switching to PS4 and you can see why a lot of people have lost trust and don't want to give their money to M$...... that last bit was for TONY since he believes people simply "fell for the PS4 hype over MS shenanigans" :)
RTLF 9 months ago
Damn this thing gets dust quickly. I expect mine to be clogged with the stuff by the time some games start coming for it.
Robichoico 9 months ago
Hey guys don't know why there is a huge argument going on about the better console.. They both are superb consoles! I'm lucky to have both.. And the xbox one launch titles ( Ryse and DR3) were huge fun! Finished them both and had a blast! But if i was going to sit and play an fps it would have to be the Playstation! BF4 just looks and plays incredible.. Like i said though they are both amazing consoles and both have there own merits..
ryan 9 months ago
I have my PS4 and am rocking along with 10 games. If that doesn't do me until Infamous, then I don't know what will. And that's without even getting the better versions of Battlefield or COD.
DynamiteWhyte 9 months ago
And Tony, if the console breaks down in 5 years, you'll most probably be playing your XBOX Two and PS5 by then if things are to go thte way they are talked about.
DynamiteWhyte 9 months ago
bitter xbox fanboys well done Sony best console I have owned by a mile.
Skiba 9 months ago
Xbox One - Xbox 360 - PS4 - PS3 - PC
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