After their staggered launch in November with America getting the first taste of next-gen on November 15th and other countries including Australia getting their chance on November 29th, Sony has now confirmed that the console has shifted over 2.1 million units around the world.
The news follows on the tails that the PlayStation 4 had smashed the UK's launch expectations, surpassing the PSP's sales record of 185,000 with their own 250,000 unit sales according to MCV
. This put Sony's profits at approximately £87m during this period, a great feat for a company that was previously struggling with the initial launch of PlayStation 3.
Posting on the PlayStation EU blog
, Sony's Andrew House rattled out some numbers for the worldwide launches. Initially selling over one million consoles in America on its November 15th debut, House confirmed that "Now, with PS4′s global launch expanding to a total of 32 countries worldwide, including Europe and Latin America, I'm proud to announce that more than 2.1 million PS4s have been sold."
"It’s an impressive and record-setting accomplishment for our company and for our industry, and we couldn’t have done it without you. I want to personally thank PlayStation fans, both old and new, for your vote of confidence. The best part: the PS4 journey has just begun. In addition to an incredible line-up of PS4 games from the best developers in the world, we will continue to introduce valuable new features and services to PS4 in the months and years ahead."
For those who may have had trouble getting their hands on the newly released console, don't worry as Sony Computer Entertainment Australia indicates that availability is going to be limited in the short-term but there may be units on the shelves.
Did you happen to snag a PlayStation 4? How has your experience been so far? Let us know in the comments below or check out our recent hands-on review
for what we thought of the new console.