We assumed that Sony was holding onto their latest batch of PS4 sales figures for a big gamescom 14 announcement, and we were right. The company this afternoon confirmed that the PS4 has officially surpassed the 10 million unit sold (through to consumers) milestone, globally.
They also revealed that PS4 software sales have been equally as healthy, with fans consuming more than 30 million retail and digital copies of PS4 titles.
The company also took the opportunity to announce new features for PS4 system update 2.00, and a slate of exclusive and new games from internal and third party studios.
Read on for their announcement.
Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) today announced that the PlayStation 4 (PS4) computer entertainment system has cumulatively sold through more than 10 million units*1 worldwide as of August 10, 2014, demonstrating the fastest and strongest growth in PlayStation hardware history.
"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, President and Group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. "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."
With strong support from users as well as 3rd party developers and publishers worldwide, PS4 software sales also remain strong with more than 30 million*2 copies sold in retail stores globally and through digital downloads on PlayStation Store as of August 10, 2014. The PS4 system's games portfolio will continue to expand with highly anticipated titles such as Destiny, DRIVECLUB, Grand Theft Auto V, inFAMOUS First Light, LittleBigPlanet 3, and NBA 2K15, and innovative titles including Grim Fandango, Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number and Minecraft. *3
In addition to the growing title lineup, SCE will continue to enhance the PS4 system's network features to offer unparalleled gaming experiences. Upcoming features include the ability to upload game footage directly to YouTube, and also "Share Play," a new feature that allows players to enjoy gameplay with their friends just as if they are in the same room, such as remotely taking over a friend's controller to help them through tricky sections of a game.
The PS4 system is currently available in 100 countries and regions*4 worldwide.
*1 Number of retail sales to consumers is estimated by SCEI. PS4 sales data in Japan collected 2/22/2014 – 8/10/2014. PS4 sales data in North America collected 11/15/2013 – 8/10/2014, in Europe and Latin America collected 11/29/2013 – 8/10/2014, and in Asia collected 11/29/2013 – 8/10/2014.
*2 Number of retail sales to consumers is estimated by SCEI. Sales data in Japan collected 2/22/2014 – 8/9/2014. Sales data in North America collected 11/15/2013 – 8/10/2014, in Europe collected 11/29/2013 – 8/8/2014, in Latin America collected 11/29/2013 – 8/10/2014, and in Asia collected 11/29/2013 – 8/6/2014.
*3 Title line-up as well as the number of title differs by regions.
*4 Number as of 8/12/14.