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PlayStation 4 sales remain steady, surpass 7 million sold worldwide
PlayStation 4 sales remain steady, surpass 7 million sold worldwide
April 16, 2014 | By Alex Wawro

April 16, 2014 | By Alex Wawro
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Sony announced today that it has sold more than 7 million PlayStation 4 consoles worldwide as of April 6, roughly five months after the console was launched last November.

In addition, Sony claims that more than 20 million copies of PlayStation 4 software have been sold worldwide across both retail and digital markets.

This type of corporate chest beating is typically echoed by the competition, so it's a bit odd that Microsoft hasn't spoken publicly about sales of the Xbox One since its second quarter fiscal report in January. During that report the company revealed that it had shipped 3.9 million Xbox One units in 2013.

Roughly six weeks ago Sony announced that it had surpassed 6 million PlayStation 4 units sold worldwide, suggesting that sales of the console remain relatively steady -- roughly 1 million units were sold in the past six weeks, and 1.1 million were sold in the six weeks prior to that.

To better illustrate the company's performance, we've taken the liberty of cobbling together a quick chart based on Sony's self-reported PlayStation 4 sales figures.



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Ron Dippold
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(The chart isn't loading for me - says I need a campfirenow login.)

Christian Nutt
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Yipe! Fixed.

Ron Dippold
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There we go, thanks. You can really see that Christmas runup.

Nathan Mates
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Per http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=msft , Microsoft's next quarterly earnings release is on April 24th. This close to that date, info may be sequestered. Or not. I am not a lawyer nor am I a corporate accountant.

Mike Griffin
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I think they mentioned "by May" for significantly improving the PS4's production/in store stock availability, in all regions.
Obviously the demand is there, so they need to step up.

Wouldn't be a bad idea to seriously ramp up PS4 Camera production and availability, and perhaps bring it down to an attractive $49.99 in the process.

There's Morpheus on the horizon.

If that's the intended camera capture unit for VR on the console, get that camera out to as many PS4 owners as possible. When Morpheus rolls around in late 2015, Sony won't have to ask as many PS4 players to shell out for the camera or HMD/camera bundles.

Besides, the camera has other uses and it's in high demand.

Adam Bishop
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If I'm reading this right, that means the PS4 is selling twice as quickly as the PS3 did in its first 6 months on the market:

https://www.scei.co.jp/corporate/data/bizdataps3_sale_e.html

Ujn Hunter
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Which shouldn't be very surprising. The PS4 is actually a good system this time around especially for the money.

Jonathan Murphy
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I didn't expect the PS4 to take such a lead considering their meager amount of games. Keep in mind both the Xbone and PS4 don't have backwards compatibility yet. The Wii U as predicted is at a standstill. It will be very interesting what the landscape will look like in late 2015 with Steambox.

John Flush
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"Keep in mind both the Xbone and PS4 don't have backwards compatibility yet."

Were they going to add it? Last I heard both were kind of axed except for potentially Sony doing some streaming of old games and such...

Jonathan Murphy
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Yes, Sony is working on emulation of PS3 games on the PS4, with Gaikai streaming of PS1-2 games, as well as downloading games from the PSN store. MS is rumored to be working on B/C for the Xbone. I can't imagine MS will be the only of the three consoles to ignore their massive library. MS said their push to the new architecture has complicated B/C for the Xbone.

Never confuse shipped with sold. Sold is the word that matters.


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