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Sony has sold 10 million PS4s since launch

Fastest selling Plaything to date
Wed Aug 13 2014, 09:19
Sony playstation PS4 with controller

SONY HAS ANNOUNCED that as of 10 August it has sold a cumulative 10 million Playstation 4 (PS4) games consoles.

This is a big number for Sony, and it is the most consoles that it has sold in such a short time. Predictably, the firm is rather thrilled.

"The responses we have received for the PS4 system's unique gameplay experiences powered by the network, along with its vast game portfolio has been phenomenal, and I am absolutely delighted that PS4 was able to reach this commemorative milestone in less than 9 months," said Andrew House, group CEO and president of Sony Computer Entertainment.

"We're so grateful for the enormous support from Playstation gamers worldwide, and we look forward to bringing even more exciting content and services in the months ahead."

It is not just gamers that have aided the Sony cause and the firm also blew kisses to its developer community and the sheer volume of games that have been release and sold for the PS4.

The firm said that this games developer support has created a software market that racked up some 30 million sales.

While Sony has released information on its PS4 sales, Microsoft has revealed only the number of Xbox One games consoles it has shipped. This means that not all of those might have all made their way into homes yet.

Microsoft's most recent numbers put Xbox One shipments at around the six million mark. In July Sony crowed over the news that the PS4 was the biggest selling games console for the sixth month in a row. µ

 

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