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PS4 Fastest Selling Sony Console Ever

ps4 adIt’s no secret that the PlayStation 4 is a hot sell right now as proven by the 5.3 million units sold thus far by the company. What’s also not surprising is that the PS4 is selling better than any of its predecessors. What is a bit staggering, however, is just how much better the PS4 is selling than its older relatives.

Thanks to NeoGAF user Aquamarine, we now can compare the sales data among all of Sony’s major home consoles.

PS1:

4 months (one territory) – March 31st, 1995 – 0.85 million
10 months – September 30th, 1995 – 1.77 million
16 months – March 31st, 1996 – 4.26 million
22 months – September 30th, 1996 – 8.07 million
28 months – March 31st, 1997 – 13.50 million

PS2:

1 month (one territory) – March 31st, 2000 – 1.41 million
7 months (one territory) – September 30th, 2000 – 3.52 million
13 months – March 31st, 2001 – 10.61 million
19 months – September 30th, 2001 – 19.58 million
22 months – December 30th, 2001 – 24.99 million

PS3:

1 month – December 31st, 2006 – 1.7 million
4 months – March 31st, 2007 – 3.5 million
7 months – June 30th, 2007 – 4.2 million
10 months – September 30th, 2007 – 5.5 million
13 months – December 31st, 2007 – 10.4 million

PS4:

1 day – November 16th, 2013 – 1 million
2 weeks – December 1st, 2013 – 2.1 million
1 month – December 28th, 2013 – 4.2 million
3 months – February 8th, 2014 – 5.3 million

Just looking at the PS4′s 5.3 million systems and comparing it with last-gens PS3 is impressive enough. While price obviously was a big factor, it took the PS3 nearly a year to reach the five-million sold mark. And though it will be interesting to see where to console stands come the conclusion of the 2014 holiday season, to say it’s been a success thus far would be nothing short of an understatement.

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