PS4 Sales Officially Hit More Than 20 Million Worldwide
Just as Sony enters their GDC Project Morpheus 4-hour keynote address, they have doubled down with an announcement concerning their console hardware. As revealed in a press release, the PS4 has sold through more than 20.2 million units directly to consumers as of March 1, 2015. This comes about a month after Sony revealed that the PS4 shipped a total of just under 20 million units to retailers during their quarterly financial results briefing for the final 3 months of 2014. (the accumulated shipped numbers are aggregated through collecting PS4 results each quarter)
“We are so grateful for the enormous support from PlayStation fans worldwide, and we are truly humbled that gamers around the globe have continued to select PS4 as the best place to play,” said Andrew House, President and Global CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. in a statement. “We remain steadfast in our commitment to deliver unique and interactive entertainment experiences powered by the network and the PS4 system’s deep social capabilities.”
As such, it means that the PS4 has sold 1.7 million units to consumers during January and February, the slowest months of the retail year for electronics. Despite shopping and credit card fatigue that comes with consumers making a lot of purchases for the holidays, millions still managed to plop down more than $500 (consoles, taxes, games, PS Plus, etc.) between the start of 2015 and today.
Currently, the PS4 leads the 8th-gen console market share with its 20.2 million units sold. It’s still unknown just how many Xbox One units have been sold due to their unreliable PR-driven figures, with estimates seeing that they broke the 10 million units shipped barrier. The Wii U hasn’t even shipped double-digit millions of units yet, sitting at 9.2 million units as of the end of the 2014 calendar year.
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