Sony: PS4 Sold 6 Million Units Worldwide, Killzone: Shadow Fall Wins
Sony Computer Entertainment has announced that due to a great launch in Japan, the PS4 as of March 2nd has sold a combined total of six million consoles in 57 countries around the world.
That is just ridiculous. In a good way. Congrats are in order – to be some million units over your initial target of five million.
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Sony Computer Entertainment President and CEO Andrew House gave his own input in a recent press release:
I am absolutely delighted that PS4 is off to such a great start in Japan. The responses we have received for the PS4 system’s integrated social capabilities have been phenomenal, and I couldn’t be more thrilled that gamers are utilizing these unique features to engage, share, play and connect with users around the world. SCE will continue to expand the world of PlayStation by growing its library of breakthrough games and bringing more innovative features and services only possible on PS4.
Sony Computer Entertainment Japan and Asia President Hiroshi Kawano thanked Japanese gamers for their support, and made a promise to “liven up” the Japanese video game market, which has seen a pretty big decline over the last generation.
The announcement also confirmed that distribution of the Japan exclusive “first limited pack” bundle of the PS4, which included a free download code for Knack, has officially been discontinued. However, it managed to move an impressive 370,000 units during the launch buzz.
Guerilla Games must surely also be buzzing, because in addition to hardware sales it was disclosed that Killzone: Shadow Fall has sold over 2.1 million units worldwide, and 13.7 million PS4 games in total have been acquired by gamers when retail and digital are added together.
Shadow Fall’s sales may not blow your mind, but it’s absolutely impressive and a success when considering it launched side-by-side with Call of Duty: Ghosts and Battlefield 4, which is not the kind of competition you want to have your first person shooter come up against, especially since both those titles were the highest selling games on the PS4 and Xbox One. I’d say Shadow Fall held its own quite well.
Additional information reveals that on top of existing members, more than half of consumers who purchased a PS4 became PlayStation Plus subscribers, and the PlayStation App has been installed on 3.6 million smartphones.
Despite owning a Sony Xperia myself, I have yet to install this app. I still have to check it out.
But lastly, right now over 100 million “shares” were uploaded on Facebook and Twitter from PS4 enthusiasts. Furthermore 3.6 million gameplay livestreams were broadcasted on Twitch and Ustream, and they were watched 56 million times as of February 28th. Impressively, 20% of the broadcasts on Twitch are from a PS4.
There probably exists a cloud ten right about now.