PlayStation 4 hits 7 million sales

Another month, another million. Just one month after Sony announced 6 million sales for its PS4 console, the company is ready to hoot its horn yet again.

9

Another month, another million. Just one month after Sony announced 6 million sales for its PS4 console, the company is ready to hoot its horn yet again.

The company has announced global sales of more than 7 million units as of April 6. According to SCE president Andrew House, that figure makes PS4 the "next generation console of choice." The console is currently available in 72 countries and regions, and House claims the company is "still facing difficulties keeping up with the strong demand worldwide."

In addition, the console has a software attach rate of nearly 3, with 20.5 million software sales across retail and digital. Sony claims that approximately 120 games are coming to PS4 by the end of the year, including oft-delayed racer Driveclub and The Order: 1886.

Filed Under
From The Chatty
  • reply
    April 16, 2014 4:00 PM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, PlayStation 4 hits 7 million sales.

    Another month, another million. Just one month after Sony announced 6 million sales for its PS4 console, the company is ready to hoot its horn yet again.

    • reply
      April 17, 2014 1:55 AM

      Why hasn't Microsoft released any sales numbers since January? Obviously they've been keeping up with Sony, with the price cut and all.

      • reply
        April 17, 2014 4:23 AM

        Sony releases numbers "Sold to customers" whereas Microsoft releases "Sold to vendor" numbers. All the vendors still have pallets of XBONES so that's why there isn't any new numbers from them since Jan.


        LOL IDUNNO WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT

        • reply
          April 17, 2014 4:32 AM

          IIRC, this is true (as far as Sony and MS' numbers since launch). I'm sure XBO is selling well, but it seems clear it isn't selling as well as PS4.

          Did we get March numbers yet?

      • reply
        April 17, 2014 6:44 AM

        Because they aren't keeping up.

      • reply
        April 17, 2014 8:28 AM

        another great down-the-middle davecrazy xbone post!

    • reply
      April 17, 2014 6:29 AM

      So...how about them 'next gen' games. Where are they?!

    • reply
      April 17, 2014 6:34 AM

      and yet no games to play....oh, right. HD remasters of barely year old games. LMFAO!
      (oh and indie games)
      Great Sony.
      Let me play the WiiU.

      • reply
        April 17, 2014 8:52 AM

        Don't you mean $ony?

      • reply
        April 17, 2014 9:08 AM

        It is not like this should be a shock to anyone, this is how generation launches are leading up to the first E3.

      • reply
        April 17, 2014 10:03 AM

        What is this post? Are we still doing console warz in here like its 2005? Go away.

    • reply
      April 17, 2014 6:35 AM

      It's "toot," not "hoot." Hoot is what owls do

    • reply
      April 17, 2014 8:27 AM

      Sad thing is, this generation of consoles are as powerful as a mid-ranged gaming pc.
      So...
      Without a bunch of exclusives, why bother?
      If the best a console can do is 1080p, and my pc does that easy, why upgrade?
      I've got a library of over 300 Steam games I can take with me pc to pc where I get a Xbone or PS4 and I lose everything I used to play and most of my options are games I already own on the 360 or PS3 with slightly better graphics?
      Can someone please explain the logic of it all to me?

      • reply
        April 17, 2014 8:28 AM

        if you only play games for graphics, sure, like you said. but exclusives will come to both down the line.

        also if you don't have a gaming PC (believe it or not, most of the gaming world doesn't).

      • reply
        April 17, 2014 8:29 AM

        Poor, unintelligent children and adults

      • reply
        April 17, 2014 8:49 AM

        Peasants

      • reply
        April 17, 2014 9:01 AM

        I have a desk job. I don't want to sit at a desk when I come home. Not everything in Steam works with a controller or plays well with a PC's smaller text when on a TV. Most people who play games, play them on a console, so if I want to play Titanfall or Battlefield with my brothers, it's going to be on a console. There ARE exclusives, so ignoring that is missing the point. No one is saying you can't play your PC games in your Cheeto cave, knock yourself out. I have all the consoles and a gaming PC and the handhelds. I can play any game that comes out. I will never understand why PC people are so defensive. You are shutting out easily half of gaming, if not more, for some line in the stand an infinitesimal minority thinks matters. If you were truly a fan of the artform then you would want to play the best version of each game for you, and there are tons of times that the PC is not that experience.

      • reply
        April 17, 2014 9:04 AM

        And 37% of your 300 games have never been played. Who the fuck cares.

        Buy and play what you want...WiiU is the most terrible console

      • reply
        April 17, 2014 9:13 AM

        300 Steam games. All that sunk money you'll never be able to recover. Digital is pissing money in the wind. I haven't played an AAA game on PC in years.

      • reply
        April 17, 2014 9:58 AM

        I think it's partly what people are used to. Kids grow up with a console, but family doesn't have a PC, or much of a PC. Really strong second hand market lets the poors play. There's little second hand market for hardware and virtually no second hand software on the PC.

        Consoles are less DRM encumbered as well. Disk goes in, game plays, no bullshit, no guesswork. MS had to backtrack on their always-on phone-home bullshit, but that battle has essentially been lost on the PC. Everything is keyed, disks themselves are worthless, no second-hand market at all for game software. Steam Sales are awesome, and better than second hand for everyone I'd argue, but if you don't own a gaming PC you may not even know about it.

      • reply
        April 17, 2014 10:06 AM

        No need to explain it. You aren't the target market. I like playing console games on my couch and yes, I can use a controller to play PC games, but for console gaming is just easier to do from the couch. Also, a purpose built machine and OS is going to be better than the same PC with a generalized OS.