GAMES CONSOLE MAKER Sony has sold seven million Playstation 4 (PS4) consoles, and it is quite pleased.
Sony social media manager Sid Shuman took to the company blog to announce the sales numbers.
"I've got a quick update to share with you. Sony Computer Entertainment just announced that PS4 has cumulatively sold through more than 7.0 million units globally as of April 6th, 2014. PS4 software sales are another bright spot, with more than 20.5 million copies sold at retail and Playstation Store worldwide as of April 13th, 2014," he wrote.
"On behalf of the entire global team at Playstation, I want to thank you for your unprecedented support and for making PS4 your next generation console of choice. We couldn't have done this without you! And please keep the feedback coming: we are listening."
This good news probably deserves a reward and Shuman greeted readers with a hint about a software update to the console. That, we understand, is yet to come.
For now it seems that everyone at the firm is happy, and pleased with the good impression the console has made.
"The response from the global gaming community for PS4 has been overwhelming and we are truly humbled that gamers are selecting PS4 as their next generation console of choice," said Andrew House, Sony Computer Entertainment president and group CEO.
"The PS4 journey has just begun, and although we are still facing difficulties keeping up with the strong demand worldwide, we remain steadfast in our commitment to meet the needs of our customers, and surpassing the wildest expectations of gamers by delivering new user experiences that inspire and engage. We look forward to unveiling many of these experiences to our fans in the coming months."
Last month Microsoft was pleased to report that the Xbox One has enjoyed better sales than its previous models. However, its sales still appear to be lagging behind those of its Sony rival. µ
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