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Over 6 million PlayStation 4’s sold

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It was just before the launch of the console in its native Japan that we told you Sony had sold through over 4 million black boxes. We’ve been waiting to see how much that number would change after the console’s release in its home market. The answer is : lots.

Sony’s announced that it has now sold over 6 million PlayStation 4’s – which is quite a feat considering the thing was initially released just 4 months ago. Here’s what Sony’s John Kollar had to say about the milestone through the magic of the PSBlog.

As you’ve probably read by now, cumulative PS4 sales have now surpassed six million units worldwide following the successful launch in Japan just over a week ago. It’s truly humbling to see the rate at which gamers across the globe are choosing PS4 as their next gen console of choice. Even more exciting is what happens when gamers power up their PS4s. In the United States, more than 90% of PS4s are online, enabling gamers to connect, compete and share their greatness with friends and fellow gamers.

There have now been more than 3.6 million live broadcasts, and more than 56 million spectate sessions on PS4 through Twitch and Ustream. In fact, since January 1st, PS4 gamers account for 20% of daily broadcasters on Twitch. PS4 owners are also embracing the Share button on the DUALSHOCK 4 Wireless Controller, with more than 100 million shares captured as fans show friends their latest achievements on Facebook and Twitter.

This means that the PS4 has now rather officially outsold Nintendo’s Wii U, which continues to struggle despite actually having some pretty good games.

Sony’s also said that the game’s software sales are strong with “13.7 million copies sold in retail stores worldwide and through digital downloads on PlayStation®Store as of March 2.” that would but the attach rate at a respectable 2.3.

According to the notoriously unreliable VGchartz, which has the PS4 sales at 5.8 million, Microsoft’s Xbox One is sitting pretty with 3.5 million units in homes.

Last Updated: March 4, 2014

106 Comments

  1. oVg PAYNE

    March 4, 2014 at 10:30

    Sigh… I could have predicted this last year February.

    Reply

  2. TiMsTeR1033

    March 4, 2014 at 10:36

    The Sony steamroller still moving along and not slowing down either.

    Reply

  3. Aussious

    March 4, 2014 at 10:38

    Welcome your majesty…

    Reply

    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      March 4, 2014 at 11:32

      The King is back!

      Reply

  4. iAmWeasel

    March 4, 2014 at 10:38

    How is this even possible what with the PS4 not having any games??? *confused*

    Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      March 4, 2014 at 10:45

      I can give you a list of games currently available

      Reply

      • iAmWeasel

        March 4, 2014 at 10:46

        Ya I’m just teasing all those people who keep saying that 🙂

        Reply

        • Hammersteyn

          March 4, 2014 at 10:48

          LOL

          Reply

    • Verrayne

      March 4, 2014 at 12:13

      I have one and it quite feels like it. I just can’t wait for inFamous to drop 🙂

      Reply

      • William Francis

        March 5, 2014 at 10:25

        I am also waiting for that, busy taking my sweet time on Thief until I can get my grubby paws on Second Son

        Reply

  5. Cabbit

    March 4, 2014 at 10:40

    Myself and a good friend of mine added to this number last week. Love the console and we’re keen to try Dead Nation HD.

    Reply

  6. Hammersteyn

    March 4, 2014 at 10:41

    • Admiral Chief in Vegas

      March 4, 2014 at 10:42

      hehe, yup

      Reply

    • oVg PAYNE

      March 4, 2014 at 11:29

      This was a year ago. Looks like the prediction of the Wii U was correct.
      Nintendo had all the time in the world to turn things around but fuuuuuuuck do they take long making games.

      Ex GameCube fanboy who spent 5 years waiting for ZELDA TP only to be told that its getting Wii love.

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        March 4, 2014 at 12:06

        Never had the GameCube. Don’t know if you were lucky to have had a console like that or if you’re unlucky because they went from that to WIIU

        Reply

  7. Admiral Chief in Vegas

    March 4, 2014 at 10:43

    • Hammersteyn

      March 4, 2014 at 10:44

      Instant karma

      Reply

    • RinceThis

      March 4, 2014 at 11:14

      I like to see this…

      Reply

    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      March 4, 2014 at 11:39

      Right in the TV TV TV Sports TV TV Call of duty Watercooler 720…

      Reply

  8. oOqUiS

    March 4, 2014 at 10:43

    My prediction: If ps4 can do 11mil units by end june, Naughty dog adding a third team.

    Reply

  9. Laby

    March 4, 2014 at 10:48

    • Unavengedavo(aka. Bilbo)

      March 4, 2014 at 10:54

      • Laby

        March 4, 2014 at 10:57

        I’m talking about exclusives here not multiplatform.

        Reply

        • Unavengedavo(aka. Bilbo)

          March 4, 2014 at 11:01

          KILLZONE™ SHADOW FALL
          RESOGUN™
          KNACK™
          Blacklight: Retribution

          Reply

          • Laby

            March 4, 2014 at 11:05

            Blacklight:Retribution was a PC game exclusive first so that gets kicked out I played it and it’s not really that entertaining for long, killzone and the order are worth playing the other games are lacking. Drive club I’ll give it a go.

          • Unavengedavo(aka. Bilbo)

            March 4, 2014 at 11:09

            I’m just messing with you dude 😛 But according to this, the PS4 will end up having more exclusive games than the Xbox One…

            http://www.ign.com/wikis/xbox-one/PS4_Games_vs_Xbox_One_Games

            But don’t really care though as I would rather spend the money on rebuilding my PC

          • Laby

            March 4, 2014 at 11:14

            Well maby but remember M$ has the $$$ to make it happen so we will see haha, I’m mostly on my pc anyway haha

          • Unavengedavo(aka. Bilbo)

            March 4, 2014 at 11:18

            Even with all the $$$, they still managed to mess up. I personally feel that the PS4 won this gen.

            Even if the Xbox One is finally released world wide it won’t make up the sales, because people got tired of waiting and got themselves a PS4 😛

          • Laby

            March 4, 2014 at 11:24

            I don’t really see what the fuzz is about, Xbox 360 also released a year later word wide, People are just impatient these days.

          • oVg PAYNE

            March 4, 2014 at 11:10

            Naughty Dog. Nuff said.

        • Hammersteyn

          March 4, 2014 at 11:03

          Driveclub
          Infamous: Second Son
          The Order: 1886
          Deep Down

          Reply

    • Rainman

      March 4, 2014 at 10:57

      No that is the PC version compared to PS4. On the XBOX you wont see so much detail.

      Reply

      • Laby

        March 4, 2014 at 10:59

        The PC version is a port.

        Reply

    • oVg PAYNE

      March 4, 2014 at 11:07

      At least the RGB black is 1080p.

      Reply

      • Laby

        March 4, 2014 at 11:11

        Just no.

        Reply

        • oVg PAYNE

          March 4, 2014 at 11:24

          😉

          Reply

      • Pieter Kruger

        March 4, 2014 at 11:12

        At 15fps yes it is…????

        Reply

        • Rikus

          March 4, 2014 at 11:28

          You are thinking of Dead Rising. No games on the PS4 drops its framerate to 15 fps.

          Reply

          • Pieter Kruger

            March 4, 2014 at 11:29

            Thief drops well into single digits my friend!

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            March 4, 2014 at 11:33

            Thief sucks all round, it’s a mess on the bone as well.

          • Hammersteyn

            March 4, 2014 at 11:48

            Yes!

          • Rikus

            March 4, 2014 at 11:35

            My bad! Didn’t see the news that it has framerate issues.

            You win this round Mr Kruger…. 😛

          • Hammersteyn

            March 4, 2014 at 11:49

            No one plays Thief anyways.

          • oOqUiS

            March 4, 2014 at 12:06

            The master Kojima himself said ps4 can do 1080p 60fps easily and room to spare. So it all depends on developers.maybe the guys from thief bit off more than they could chew. Or you could look at it from this point of view. If they only made a ps4 version? Would the outcome have been the same?

    • RinceThis

      March 4, 2014 at 11:14

      And not a crap was given 😛

      Reply

    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      March 4, 2014 at 11:19

      Apparently no games > TV TV TV TV CALL OF DUTY WATERCOOLER 720!

      Reply

      • oVg PAYNE

        March 4, 2014 at 11:25

        I do remember water cooler being shoved in there. In between TV and Sports.

        Reply

    • oVg PAYNE

      March 4, 2014 at 11:26

      Thats what Microsoft said about MASS EFFECT and BIOSHOCK lol

      Reply

      • Laby

        March 4, 2014 at 11:32

        But they were still the better games to play on the 360.

        Reply

        • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

          March 4, 2014 at 11:34

          Uuuhm! Mass Effect 2 was actually better optimised on the PS3.

          Reply

          • Laby

            March 4, 2014 at 11:35

            I wouldn’t know was too busy enjoying mine on 1080p with 60fps

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            March 4, 2014 at 11:37

            And now you can experience games on the boner at 720p!

        • oVg PAYNE

          March 4, 2014 at 12:25

          Microsoft 2006-2009 OWNED SONY’s balls.
          I know I helped them with my wallet.

          But they do not need the Alan Wake fan anymore. They can use my money capturing the casual living room instead.

          Thank goodness there is still one game centric console on the market. Console, not Fisher Price Tablet or an expensive menu interface.

          But different strokes for different folks. I am sure Titan Fall will kick ass AKA 2006 Unreal Gears of War bad assery 🙂

          Reply

    • Rikus

      March 4, 2014 at 11:27

      I love how they compare a game not out yet to “apparently” no games out for the PS4. By the time Titanfall drops, the PS4 will have Second Son, so Titanfall can go and suck it

      Reply

      • Laby

        March 4, 2014 at 11:34

        If I’m not mistaken I was playing the beta just two weeks ago. So i had a for taste of what to come.

        Reply

        • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

          March 4, 2014 at 11:35

          Let’s hope EA doesn’t pull an EA and the servers are actually working on day one. From past experiences (BF4 et al), it won’t surprise me if it’s an absolute mess again.

          Reply

          • Laby

            March 4, 2014 at 11:38

            Well they invested a lot of money in these servers so I don’t think so.

          • Pieter Kruger

            March 4, 2014 at 11:46

            Hopefully not. That was the thinking behind having an open Beta, they stress tested the servers to see how they’d cope! I wish more dev’s would do that before launch day!

          • Laby

            March 4, 2014 at 11:49

            Well my latecy was smooth as butter so no worries there.

        • Rikus

          March 4, 2014 at 11:38

          Fact of the matter is Titanfall is not out yet. We can’t go on “things to come”. If we can, I will post a side by side comparison of Titanfall with Uncharted on PS4 and believe you me, Uncharted will eat Titanfall for breakfast.

          Reply

          • Laby

            March 4, 2014 at 11:42

            You are comparing two different genre games here and Titanfall has a lot of action going on compared to a adventure game so you can’t expect to have gorgeous visuals with all sorts of crazy action going on.

          • Rikus

            March 4, 2014 at 11:45

            Well, were are not doing a genre comparison. You posted an image with a “graphics comparison”, so we are comparing graphics. Also, you are implying the PS4 has no games by listing a future game for the Xbone and I am saying that is not a fair comparison.

          • Laby

            March 4, 2014 at 11:48

            Lol dude that picture serves it’s purpose as a joke that Titanfall is not on PS4 and the no games joke is also not to be taken seriously bro haha, you know people will always poke the competition.

          • Rikus

            March 4, 2014 at 11:51

            I got that! And in return I was just giving you grief. All fun and games. 😛

            No doubt Titanfall will be fun to play. I will give it a shot on PC though.

          • Laby

            March 4, 2014 at 11:54

            Touche’ I’m mostly a pc gamer myself I just get consoles for adventure and racing games and to play with friends.

        • Verrayne

          March 4, 2014 at 12:16

          And I was playing Final Fantasy 14.. Can I do that on a xbone?

          Reply

    • Pieter Kruger

      March 4, 2014 at 11:38

      This…

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        March 4, 2014 at 11:52

        So its coming to PS4? Yay!

        Reply

        • oVg PAYNE

          March 4, 2014 at 12:20

          Who cares 😛

          Reply

          • Hammersteyn

            March 4, 2014 at 12:23

            I’d still rather play the one on the right.

          • oVg PAYNE

            March 4, 2014 at 12:27

            I would rather play Superman 64 HD than another 1st person shooter.

          • Hammersteyn

            March 4, 2014 at 12:30

            Rofl. So very very bad!

  10. Martin du preez

    March 4, 2014 at 10:59

    Slaystation 4, selling out everywhere and breaking records without a need for a killer app. It’s what happens when your only competitor decides to design a water cooler instead of a games console.

    Sony Domination Continuation.

    http://static.gamespot.com/uploads/scale_medium/1503/15037917/2447799-3730086437-65bCq.gif

    Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      March 4, 2014 at 11:03

      No, please. no.

      Reply

      • Unavengedavo(aka. Bilbo)

        March 4, 2014 at 11:06

        That’s what she said? O_o

        Reply

        • Hammersteyn

          March 4, 2014 at 11:08

          Every time her boyfriends says XBOX On. Here’s a question. Say the XBOX Two comes (out or whatever they are gonna call the next one) and you have both in your living room. Surely there is gonna be a different command to switch it on. You dont want both to turn on at the same time.

          Reply

          • Unavengedavo(aka. Bilbo)

            March 4, 2014 at 11:11

            Well at least that will make 2 out of 3 things that will be turned on in the living room 😛

          • Hammersteyn

            March 4, 2014 at 11:49

            Bwahahaha

    • RinceThis

      March 4, 2014 at 11:16

      HAHAHAH! 🙂

      Reply

  11. Ryanza

    March 4, 2014 at 11:03

    I don’t think Microsoft is in the video game console business anymore. How can you market Kinect, DRM, Netflix, Espn to gamers. The reason why PS4 is so popular around the world is because gamers want to play the games on the best video game console, meaning the games are going to look and play better on the PS4.
    Sony’s marketing to gamers, 8gb DDR5 ram, “we listened to developers”, new controller, sell and buy your second hand games.

    Reply

  12. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    March 4, 2014 at 11:11

    Like a Boss! PS4 for the win!

    Reply

    • oVg PAYNE

      March 4, 2014 at 11:14

      PS FOUR LIFE

      I was not joking when I said the PS4 will outsell the Bone FOUR to ONE on May 22nd 2013.

      Reply

      • RinceThis

        March 4, 2014 at 11:20

        Damn straight man. The funny thing is the only people who argued against that were the MS boys. Even now you have them with their heads so far underground their pushing daisies up in New Zealand.

        Reply

        • oVg PAYNE

          March 4, 2014 at 11:22

          We are the hardcore 360 fanboys and after May the 22nd we felt like we had just had an anal probe shoved in our mouths. DEAL WITH IT. 😛

          Reply

          • RinceThis

            March 4, 2014 at 11:26

          • oVg PAYNE

            March 4, 2014 at 11:33

            Still waiting for the day when the Cliffy B generation (GAMERS) are in charge of the electronics division.

          • RinceThis

            March 4, 2014 at 11:35

            Yeah. My bud CLiffy as a suit, not sure how good that would be. His opinion on the cost of games is one I do not see eye to eye on.

    • RinceThis

      March 4, 2014 at 11:16

      YES! 😉

      Reply

  13. oVg PAYNE

    March 4, 2014 at 11:12

    6 million consoles sold and only 2.1 Killzone’s sold.
    Even next gen gamers are tired of 1st person shooter shit.

    Reply

    • Unavengedavo(aka. Bilbo)

      March 4, 2014 at 11:13

      1st person shooters don’t belong on consoles! And I blame CoD for ruining the FPS genre

      Reply

    • Pieter Kruger

      March 4, 2014 at 11:15

      I don’t really think so, look at how COD and BF4 are selling. I honestly think it’s just because KZ is a really shit game!

      Reply

      • oVg PAYNE

        March 4, 2014 at 11:18

        More of a tech demo than anything else. But I am still pissed that COD and BF have carried over their Hybrid brainless bollocks over to the so called next gen.

        I always thought that by jumping to the next gen that one was about to blown away by the crazy extra polygon count.

        But alas it seems that the extra 30 fps warrants an expensive next gen console purchase for the time being.

        Even Ass 4 kept the exact same polygon count on both generations.

        Reply

        • Pieter Kruger

          March 4, 2014 at 11:28

          HeHe! Give it time, I truly believe most games we’ve seen up till now were rushed and that’s why we’ve not yet seen truly spectacular! Give it a year or so and we should start seeing really amazing stuff!!????. It would appear as if the only improvement thus far on both consoles is to have everything in game look more shiny, even wet! ROFL!

          Reply

  14. RinceThis

    March 4, 2014 at 11:13

    Wow, that is a load of consoles. SONY be having it!

    Reply

    • oVg PAYNE

      March 4, 2014 at 11:15

      Does that include their native market?

      Reply

      • RinceThis

        March 4, 2014 at 11:15

        Well it came out in Japan a few weeks ago, so yes.

        Reply

        • oVg PAYNE

          March 4, 2014 at 11:21

          Not even a full month of sales in Japan?

          Reply

          • RinceThis

            March 4, 2014 at 11:22

            Nope. They said sales started SLOW…

  15. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    March 4, 2014 at 11:32

    PS4 is bound to slow down now, but it seems very likely that they’ll hit 10 million this year. 6 million in under 4 months is F*CKING impressive. It’s PS2 domination again, and I can’t be happier. Now please Sony bring us some JRPGs… Screw the FPS games. Daddy Banana wants some JRPGS!

    Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      March 4, 2014 at 11:51

      A thousand times yes

      Reply

    • Rikus

      March 4, 2014 at 12:06

      I don’t even like RPGs and I say YES!

      Reply

  16. RinceThis

    March 4, 2014 at 11:32

    • Hammersteyn

      March 4, 2014 at 11:51

      LOL

      Reply

  17. Umar Praise The Golden Sun

    March 4, 2014 at 11:53

    Lolz X1

    Reply

  18. CypherGate

    March 4, 2014 at 14:53

    Love the header lmao

    Reply

  19. JustAnotherGamer

    March 5, 2014 at 09:02

    xone is getting hammered. Can’t say i’m surprised. Weakest console, most expensive console and shittest games.

    Reply

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