Sony Computer Entertainment Inc announced that the PlayStation 4 (PS4) computer entertainment system has cumulatively sold more than 6 million units globally as of March 2, 2014. This also includes the 370,000 PS4 sales through in Japan since its launch on February 22.
PS4 software sales also remain strong with more than 13.7 million game sales in retail stores and through digital downloads on the PlayStation Store. Over 30 exciting titles are available from both Sony and the industry’s best software developers and publishers, including the independent development community. This line-up reflects the strong support for the PS4 among developers and publishers, and has led to the platform’s accelerated momentum and expansion over its rival, Xbox One. A few of the top selling titles included Killzone Shadow Fall, which has already sold over 2.1 million units, Knack, Call of Duty: Ghosts, FIFA14, Battlefield 4, and Assassin’s Creed: IV Black Flag. Titles developed by the independent development community such as Contrast, Warframe, and Don’t Starve have also been highly acclaimed by gamers and critics alike. The PS4 system’s games portfolio will continue to expand with highly anticipated titles such as Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeros, Kingdom Hearts III, Destiny, Watch_Dogs, and inFAMOUS Second Son.
Many users have been taking advantage of the features and benefits of the PlayStation Plus membership service since the PS4 launch. In addition to existing members, more than half of PS4 owners are enjoying the benefits of PS Plus, demonstrating the explosive growth of the membership service. Subscribers have access to a wide variety of features such as exclusive game discounts, cloud game saves and “Instant Game Collection,” which allows members to play full versions of popular titles from third party developers and publishers, as well as from Sony, at no extra cost. PS4 owners have also been enjoying services such as online multiplayer and automatic patch downloads and installations.
Gamers are also engaging with the world of PlayStation through the PlayStation Mobile App, which has been installed more than 3.6 million times as of March 2. The PlayStation App can be downloaded onto iPhones or Android OS smartphones and tablets, allowing users to purchase content over PlayStation Store and exchange messages with friends via PSN.
“I am absolutely delighted that PS4 is off to such a great start,” 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.”
The PS4 system is currently available in 57 countries worldwide.