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PS4 tops 4.2 million worldwide

PS4-logo_whiteAfter Microsoft dropped their Xbox One numbers yesterday, we were wondering when Sony would release their latest PS4 figures.

And folks, here it is. From the CES, Andrew House revealed that the PlayStation 4 has sold through (to consumers) over 4.2 million consoles as of December 28th, 2013. That puts the PS4 at around 1.2 million units over the Xbox One through roughly the end of last year.

Not bad for never being able to find them in a store since November 15th.

Sony also announced that software sales have reached 9.7 million, and that PS Plus subscriptions increased by more than 90%.

Official announcement below.

Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. today announced that cumulative sales of the PlayStation 4 (PS4) computer entertainment system have reached 4.2 million*1as of December 28, 2013, demonstrating the explosive growth of the PS4 platform.

"The momentum of the PS4 system keeps getting stronger and we couldn't be more thrilled gamers worldwide are enjoying the incredibly immersive gaming experiences along with deep social capabilities and entertainment provided by our network," said Andrew House, President and Group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. "After a remarkable launch, we look forward to bringing even more exciting content and continuing to explore the power of the PS4 system by adding new features and services, including PlayStation Now, in 2014."

PS4 software sales remained strong through the holiday season with more than 9.7 million*2 copies sold in retail stores worldwide and through digital downloads on PlayStation®Store.  A few of the top selling games included Call of Duty®: Ghosts from Activision, Assassin's Creed®IV Black Flag™ from Ubisoft,Battlefield 4™ and FIFA 14 from Electronic Arts Inc., and Killzone™ Shadow Fall from Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios (SCE WWS).

Many PS4 owners have quickly taken advantage of the features and benefits of the PlayStation®Plus (PS Plus) membership service.  Global PS Plus subscriptions have increased by more than 90% since the PS4 launch*3.  PS Plus members have access to the Instant Game Collection™ and can play the full versions of popular titles without a time limit and at no extra cost.  Current games include Resogun™ from Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios (SCE WWS) and Contrast from Compulsion Games*4*5, followed by additional exciting titles in 2014.

PS4 gamers are actively sharing their gameplay experience through the PS4 system's unique sharing capabilities.  To date, more than 1.7 million gameplay broadcasts have been streamed from PS4 systems*6 via video streaming platforms, Twitch and Ustream, totaling more than 55 million minutes.  According to Twitch, 20% of their broadcasters are PS4 owners*7.  Ustream is also reporting an average of 40 minutes of streaming per broadcaster*8.  All these gameplay broadcast generate nearly 22 million*9spectate sessions.

The PS4 system is now available in 53 countries and territories globally.