The PS4 Is Now Available In 48 Countries


The PS4 is the #1 selling home console for the month of November here in North America, and now Sony will continue to try to spread their version of 8th generation gaming to a much wider market.

Over on the European version of the PlayStation Blog, Sony has announced they have launched in more than a dozen new territories since their second wave back on November 29. These countries include Czech Republic, Greece, Slovakia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, South Africa, Bolivia, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Uruguay and Venezuela. That brings the total countries that the PS4 has officially launched in to 48.

It is an outstanding feat for Sony to be able to ship the PS4 to that many countries within its first month, especially when you compare it to only 13 countries for the Xbox One. That number is reduced from the initially-announced 21 launch countries, and now it is possible that some of those reduced 8 countries might not see the Xbox One until the third quarter of 2014.

Regardless, as Major Nelson puts it, “Both next generation platforms are off to a great start.” It speaks more to the volume of the initial successes of the PS4 and Xbox One than to the downfalls of the Wii U, no matter the total amount of launch countries for either. Still, you can’t argue that Sony is knocking it out of the park when it comes to putting their product on shelves worldwide.


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