Sony has announced that PlayStation 4 sales have reached six million units worldwide as of March 2, 2014. In addition, the company also revealed that 13.7-million units of software have been sold, which means an average of 2.2 games per console. The PlayStation 4 originally released on November 15, 2013 in North America but recently went on sale in its home country of Japan on February 22. According to Sony, Japanese sales have topped 370,000 units since its launch.
Other interesting tidbits regarding the PlayStation 4 includes that 100-million shares have been captured via the DualShock 4’s Share button and over 56-million people have watched gaming sessions as spectators through Twitch. Over half of PlayStation 4 owners are subscribing to PlayStation Plus, not just for online gameplay but to take advantage of the PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection lineup.
“I am absolutely delighted that PS4 is off to such a great start in Japan,” said Andrew House, President and Group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. “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.”
Upcoming games for the PlayStation 4 include inFAMOUS: Second Son and Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes.