PlayStation 4 surpasses 5 million sales worldwide

Sony has announced that PlayStation 4 sales have surpassed 5 million worldwide, just as it prepares to launch in Japan later this week.

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Sony is preparing to launch PlayStation 4 in Japan later this week, but first its issued a fresh tally of worldwide sales without its native country included. As of February 8, the system has crossed 5.3 million units throughout North America, Latin America, Europe, and parts of Asia.

The figure is SCEI's estimates of sell-through to customers, so actual shipments to stores are likely greater. Just last month, PlayStation 4 sales had crossed 4.2 million systems. PS4 beat out Xbox One in the January NPDs, so surpassing 5 million makes plenty of sense.

The impending Japanese launch will almost certainly goose the worldwide figures again. It's set to release in that region on February 22.

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    February 18, 2014 6:30 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, PlayStation 4 surpasses 5 million sales worldwide.

    Sony has announced that PlayStation 4 sales have surpassed 5 million worldwide, just as it prepares to launch in Japan later this week.

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      February 18, 2014 8:02 AM

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      February 18, 2014 9:19 AM

      I just don't see a reason to buy either the Xbox One or PS4 until a significant, single-player exclusive comes out. That plus I have a ridiculous backlog of games I have to get to.

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        February 18, 2014 9:34 AM

        There's currently no need to, especially if you have a competent gaming PC as the best stuff for the nextgen consoles are on the PC.

        It's one of the cooler launches I can recall. Previous generations have always had some kind of Must-Have game that got me to buy, but when I picked up my PS4 it was basically Early Adopter syndrome in full-swing. AC4 was a blast on it, but I haven't been back.

        I don't regret it though. I knew I'd have a PS4 before long, and the price/model isn't going to change for the forseeable future, so that was $600 I was going to spend at some point anyhow.

        But yeah, I couldn't play salesman right now and talk anyone into buying either of the consoles unless they were looking for a bluray player with future potential.

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        February 18, 2014 9:38 AM

        The PS4 has inFamous: Second Son in about a month, so there's that. Not sure what the big XBO SP exclusive will be, as I've only really paid attention to Titanfall (as far as games coming in the near future).

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          February 18, 2014 11:31 PM

          i think the first exclusive game i'd care about would be something naughty dog coughs up or demons souls 2 but that only if the game ran at 60fps (for the life of me i cant go back to +/-30fps in a souls game).

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      February 18, 2014 11:45 AM

      And I still haven't been able to buy one because the PS4 sells to fast to grab at my local target.

      As for games, the only one that's coming so far is Thief. That's on PC as well though.

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      February 18, 2014 10:43 PM

      Really interesting to see it sell that much since there really are no must buy games for PS4 or the third Xbox.

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        February 18, 2014 10:44 PM

        PC is at the top of the hill at the moment. I have a years old PC that still runs pretty much everything I throw at it. The only game that scares me is Star Citizen.

        That will just kill my PC if I don't do some upgrades.

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      February 18, 2014 11:26 PM

      Japan got vita tv first, and with Playstation Now in the works, I see ps4's being a success over there, but not stellar. Sony should release vita tv in the U.S. when Playstation now comes out. I'm cool with game rentals.