For now, it looks like Sony is winning the console war. The company revealed this Tuesday that it sold over 5.3 million PS4 consoles since its launch back in November. This means that Sony has already marched past its yearly target of 5 million which it expected to reach by the end of March this year.
Sony’s PlayStation consoles have always been one of the consumer favorites and the latest PS4 is no different. Although international popularity has been one of the selling points for the gaming console, according to a report from NPD group, Sony is the best-selling console even in US.
Back in November, Sony released the console in US, Latin America, Western Europe and some Asian countries. In the first two weeks of launch, the company managed to sell over 2.1 million units and this further increased to 5.3 million units as of this February 8. Given that Sony is releasing it in other countries in the coming weeks, this figure will definitely increase.
“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,” Andrew House, Chief Executive of Sony’s Computer Entertainment division said yesterday.
A few weeks earlier, NPD group had revealed that Sony’s PS4 consoles were doing quite well and even outsold its rival Microsoft’s Xbox One. Microsoft, which launched the Xbox One console around the same time as PS4 has not yet revealed any sales figure for the year. However, just a day after the release, Microsoft announced that it had sold over 1 million units and the figures would have definitely tripled by the end of January. However, the exact sales figures of Xbox would only be known when Microsoft officially reveals it to the public. One can expect that to happen pretty soon given that Sony has already revealed it.
Sony seems to be doing well in the gaming sector as it revealed that Membership subscription for PlayStation Plus has increased as compared to last year. This, coupled with the profits from the PS4 units sold should put the company in a pretty good position this year as compared to other competitors. Further, these figures are bound to increase in the coming months as Sony releases the console in its home country, Japan this February 22. Stay tuned for more details in the coming weeks.
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