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PS4 Sold 6 Million Units Worldwide, Sony Announces; Killzone: Shadow Fall Sold 2.1 Million Copies

by on March 4, 2014 2:15 AM 87

Sony Computer Entertainment just announced that thanks to the strong sales in Japan, the PS4 has sold through (to actual customers) six million consoles in 57 countries around the world as of March 2nd.

In the press release that included the announcement Sony Computer Entertainment President and CEO Andrew House commented:

I am absolutely delighted that PS4 is off to such a great start in Japan. 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.

Sony Computer Entertainment Japan and Asia President Hiroshi Kawano also expressed his gratitude to the Japanese gamers for the support shown both with their purchases and with pre-orders before the console’s release, and promised to “liven up” the Japanese video game market even further.

The announcement also mentioned that the distribution of the Japan exclusive “first limited pack” of the console (that included a free download code for Knack)  has now been discontinued, and has moved 370,000 units in the archipelago of the rising sun.

In addition to the news about hardware sales, we also learn that Killzone: Shadow Fall has sold 2.1 million units around the world and 13.7 Million PS4 games found a new and loving home (adding up retail and digital sales).

On top existing members, over half of those that purchased a PS4 also subscribed to PlayStation Plus, while the PlayStation App has been installed on 3.6 million smartphones.

Finally, more than 100 million “shares” were uploaded on Facebook and Twitter; 3.6 million of gameplay livestreams were broadcasted on Twitch and Ustream, and those were viewed 56 million times as of February 28th. 20% of the broadcasts on Twitch are from a PS4.

When Andrew House mentioned that the forecast for the PS4 was five million unit sold by the end of March at the Tokyo Game Show press conference, many shared doubts about that number. Looks like those doubts were indeed justified, but in the opposite way, as the prediction ended up being overly conservative.

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  • Ritsujun

    Well, totally expected.

  • sonyntendo

    PS4 will champion both Western & Eastern games on both of its shoulders. PS4 will equalize the industry.

    • Daniel Dorestant

      I hope you’re right. Variety almost died last gen

    • Jerry Hu

      I still love Eastern games, so I choose PS4!

  • Daniel Dorestant

    Nice

  • Bankai

    PlayStation Domination!

    • http://www.twitch.tv/MC_A_DOT A DOT ASANTE

      Hell yeah. Happy to be a day one adopter and happy to be part of that 6 million.
      The future looks bright, my body is ready. #PS4FTW

      • Bankai

        One does not simply prepare their body for greatness.

  • Alrightylol

    I wonder how far Microsoft behind Sony at this point? They didnt shared anything in last months about Xbox sales.

    • vcarvega

      I’m thinking they must be at least 4 – 4.5 million or more by now. Sales probably ticked up for them with the Titan Fall bundle pre-orders.

      • Anime10121

        They passed 3 million in January, so unless they havent sold a console since then (0% possibility), they are less than 3mil behind. PS4′s doing fantastic, but just because Microsoft aint announcing their numbers doesnt mean they are doing horrible, as do remember, Sony stopped reporting PS3′s sales when they were behind last gen as well.

        • Thiago Alem Rocha

          Actually, check http://www.vgchartz.com/ . PS3 sold more consoles than Xone Worldwide the past week.

          • Anime10121

            VgChartz is not entirely accurate (though they are generally in the correct ball park), and I’m not saying the things selling gangbusters either, alls I’m saying is that they arent doing horrible, now Wii U and Vita on the other hand…. (and dont get me wrong, I own both a Vita and a Wii U, but they need to and should be doing considerably better than what they are).

          • deSSy2724

            Vgchartz = rumors etc.

            Beside that, they are not very accurate.

        • vcarvega

          I’m not sure what your post has to do with mine… I said they were probably at 4 – 4.5M. Which assumes them selling another 1 – 1.5M consoles through Feb. So your response doesn’t make much sense…

      • Mikeherp Derp

        No, try 3.5m.

      • PatcherStation

        The One is on just over 3 million units, so you could say it’s about 3 million units behind the PS4. Someone mentioned the Titanfall pack, but I’m not sure if it’s being released outside of the UK, which has recently had a price drop of a mere £30. The Titanfall pack and Titanfall, I don’t think it’ll be a big console seller. Whispers of the PS4 hitting 10 million units in 2014 alone, it wouldn’t surprise me if it goes well over that.

    • Mikeherp Derp

      MS is about 3.5 mil sold to consumers by the end of Feb. PS4 is 6 mil. Very close to 2:1 globally, and I doubt “tier 2″ launches or Titanfall will do much to change that.

      • deSSy2724

        http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/176816-ps4-sales-hit-5-3-million-ahead-of-japan-launch-while-xbox-one-sits-pretty-at-3-6-million

        It was 5.3 (PS4) vs 3.6 (X1) and now, 6 (PS4) vs “?” (if you think, X1 sold nothing since then, you are very naive).

        • Mikeherp Derp

          LOL no. Xbox is 3.4-3.5 mil right now at best. Wrong, dumb, and delusional.

          • deSSy2724

            So, im dumb because MS dont want to talk about damn numbers and you are clever because you believe vgchartz and other “non-accurate sources” so much? You can talk about “non-proven” things and I cant?

            MS sold over 3 mil before the end of 2013 (official). I mean, this whole thing about numbers. Its like saying: “PS4 outsold the Wii U”. How yes no?

            How do you/we know? Last report from Nintendo (december 2013) says: 5.86 mil units and on the other hand, PS4 numbers are up to date because Sony likes to talk to much, sometimes even to much sh** (dual HDMi for PS3, 4D graphics only for PS3, 1080 + 60 FPS for PS3, 120 FPS for PS3) etc.

            Look… I dont f*** care about the Wii U, numbers, Sony, MS etc. Also, I dont always agree with Doctre81 = Nintendo fanboy (in fact, 95% of the time I hate him) but when I do:

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0X81OkGzoHI

          • Mikeherp Derp

            You’re dumb if you can’t figure out why that article claiming 3.6 mil is wrong.

          • deSSy2724

            I know, but same can be said for your “3.4, 3.5.”

          • Mikeherp Derp

            Nope, 3.4-3.5 by end of Feb is based on real sales numbers from NPD and projected European sales. 3.6 mid-Feb is based on a totally wrong assumption.

    • Arnold Stallone

      They’re too busy counting how many zombies were killed, in dead rising 3.

  • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    The King is back! Long Live the King!

  • Jerry Hu

    This is 4 the players!

    • Anders

      This is PS4 :P

      • Mark Vesty

        What exactly are you playing, Killzone and Knack?

        • Anders

          Knack, AC4, NFS, Don’t Starve, Escape Plan, Resogun and DCUO.

          I’m getting Killzone when it’s sold at half price.

  • mikeslemonadeFromN4G

    mhmmm

  • RealityCheck2013

    Nice 1 SONY ;) Not seen any stock tho in the UK in the Shops ever really, so SONY need to get more PS4′s out there ASAP!!! :P

  • NeoTechni

    Already outsold the wii u in a quarter of the time.

  • FeaturePreacher

    I certainly hope they can get past 7 million by the end of March.

    • Mikeherp Derp

      Not likely, they’re done selling a million a month at least until december 2014 imo.

      • CervantesPR

        hmm ya never know, the ps4 is still out of stock in most places, people are still going crazy over it, ill be amazed if it does 1 million in march tho that would mean PS4 is probably the new ps2.

        • Mikeherp Derp

          They only hit 1 mil last month thanks to the one time Japan launch. Otherwise it would be about 600k-700k. I expect 500-700k in March. They won’t do a mil a month every month this year

          • CervantesPR

            that also might have been cuz of sony holding some PS4 units for japan launch, if the PS4 was more available maybe it would hit 1 million this month, there been a lot of PS4 customers waiting for infamous and MGSV, ya never know, but yeah less than 1 million is probable.

          • Mikeherp Derp

            Yes we’ll still see very high sales around 700k a month, and probably hit a million again in December 2014 for the holidays.

  • DemonFenton

    Grats Sony on a job well done.

  • cozomel

    I thought KZ had sold 2 million as of the last time they announced it?

    • vcarvega

      Yea, pretty sure I read that too… Probably sold an extra 100k since then.

  • SuperJamaican

    And Sonys giving all that they goooooooooooot, blow the spot, keep rising to the top, Sonyians keep rising to the top!

  • vcarvega

    This is awesome news. Hopefully it means Sony is able to secure more 3rd party exclusives in addition to their first party support. Proud to be a day one owner of the platform.

  • Matt Berial

    I knew they could do it. Great job!

  • You are flat out wrong

    “When Andrew House mentioned that the forecast for the PS4 was five
    million unit sold by the end of March at the Tokyo Game Show press
    conference, many shared doubts about that number. Looks like those
    doubts were indeed justified, but in the opposite way, as the prediction
    ended up being overly conservative.”

    Hindsight is 20/20.

  • Gannicus

    not bad i bet they hit 7 million by next year, now the excitement has died down cant see many more being sold

    • Anime10121

      You are only expecting them to sell 100K a month…Worldwide…for the next ten months?

      I mean, I dont expect them to do another million this month, but they’ll be at 7 million by May guaranteed, especially with big exclusives like Infamous (which I’m not too keen on) and MGS dropping at the end of the month…

      • Mikeherp Derp

        That thing is a known imbecile and troll that has its posts regularly deleted by the mods here.

        • Anime10121

          Damn, I usually can spot those kind of posters out, and ignore their posts…

          I’m slipping :(

          • Steph

            That guy is a troll, go to any titanfall or xbox one article and read his comments, literally any single article here on n4g about Microsoft and he is there trolling and acting childish as always.

            U are slipping….

        • Steph

          If u are talking about me u are flat out lying, I don’t troll, I own all three consoles, and I have never had a post deleted by mods. Keep lying tho buddy boy.

          If we are talking trolls, anyone can go look at any and I mean any xbox one article and see ur name trolling.

          I actually have a ps4,xb1, and wiiU hence why I talk positive and negative about them. U on the oer hand are just a childish fanboy who trolls….Derp ;)

          • Mikeherp Derp

            Yes you have. In the “titanfall limited edition” thread you made an awful and completely WRONG troll post trying to compare Gamestop’s unofficial “bundle” that added the game at $60 cost with MS’s official bundle that included the game for free.

            The mods thankfully deleted that post, along with others. You are constantly wrong and stupid.

          • Steph

            Mmmhmmm keep BSing

            And it’s kinda creepy how much u follow me lol gotta get over me dear, way outta ur league

          • static5125

            Usually, people who say that they have all 3 next-gen consoles turn out to be bluffing, so I suggest that you post a pic of yourself with all 3 consoles by your side or otherwise, you’ll never get the end of it.

    • Steph

      Nah probably 8 mill by years end

      • Mikeherp Derp

        If you seriously believe PS4 is going to drop to 100k a month for the next 10 months, you’re either incredibly stupid, or just fail at basic math.

        • Steph

          I said 8 mil bud lol and haven’t been wrong yet. Keep crying though, keep trolling, u might get better at it someday.

          • Mikeherp Derp

            You’re both complete imbeciles for saying it will only sell an additional 1-2 mil in 10 months.

          • Steph

            Its a min number idiot, grow up lol

          • Gannicus

            yeah your right it will sell 8 mill by MS buying up 500k to help poor poor sony out, btw mine was a max number. Think MS will use them as tea coasters, not worth much else!

  • Steph

    Awesome news for PS4, good times ahead.

  • Mikeherp Derp

    PS4 is currently 6m, Xbox is about 3.5m. That’s 1.71:1, very close to 2:1. The amazing thing is PS4 is still generally sold out and supply constrained, even as demand for Xbox has cratered. Titanfall and “tier 2″ countries won’t stop PS4 from reaching 2:1 globally.

    Anyone with half a brain could have predicted this based on pre-launch metrics showing PS4 had a 2:1 advantage over Xbox. Once again science, logic, reason, and evidence turns out right while delusional, dumb, malicious plastic worshipping cultists are constantly wrong.

    • Steph

      Lol someone is angry and a little defensive about ps4 haha. Love how u pull xb1 numbers outta ur butt too lol buy hey u added “about” in to try to make u seem legit. Go look at any of ur comment history, u are a known ps4 fanboy and xb1 troll. Get over it bud, relax cuz u obviously are worked up and defensive. It’s a video game console not ur life…..I hope

      • Mikeherp Derp

        I’m not a fanboy, look at the words ” science, logic, reason, and evidence”. You are simply too stupid to tell the difference between that and delusional, wrong, brainlessly inane fanboy dribblings. That is why I’m almost always right and you’re wrong over and over and over again.

      • asscrack

        Love how each time a playstation figure related article, I could find you on there bashing away

      • Kenway

        You mad because your precious xbone is getting destroyed? I’ve seen your comments and you are a known xbox fangirl who is saltier than the Pacific Ocean.

      • CervantesPR

        steph always damage controlling the xbox one lol

  • otherZinc

    @Dualshockers,

    You guys have been posting articles about resolution for months, where’s your article on the true resolution of Killzone:SF. SONY & GG lied
    big-time!

    • Mikeherp Derp

      Who cares? The point is PS4 has more powerful hardware, so KZ MP would run 20 FPS avg on Xbox. 1080p w/ temporal antialiasing is still 1080p by the way.

      • deSSy2724

        No, its not. The game is still rendering in 960x 1080

      • Mark Vesty

        Keep telling yourself that ;)

        • Mikeherp Derp

          It’s a mix between 1080i and 1080p. More processing intense than 1080i or 720p upscaled because it uses a temporal filter to ‘fill in the interlace gaps’ based on previous and future expected frame data.

          And yes if you ported KZ MP to Xbox One you could expect the framerates to plummet, even running at the “semi-interlaced” resolution it’s at.

    • Kenway

      Doesn’t change the fact the xbone is weaker with less 1080p games than the PS4, the #1 selling next gen console. Now get mad.

    • cozomel

      @otherZinc MS tried to pass of PC’s with GTX 780 as X1′s at their reveal and E3, wheres the outrage over that deceit. Remember E3 where Ryse, DR3 and KI had a resolution of 1080p, before they were all downgraded to be able to work on the real X1 hardware? F’kn hypocrits and fakes. And the PS4 is still more powerful than the X1, that will never change

      • deSSy2724

        Do you remember Uncharteds downgrade? And you should remember: “1080 + 60 FPS for PS3″, “120 FPS for PS3″, “dual HDMI for PS3″, “4D graphics only for PS4″

        BTW no one is talking about power

  • ISISSecretAgent

    the worked hard, they deserve it. good job

  • Temjin001

    That’ll learn ‘em

  • YOUDIEMOFO

    I would have to say that 8 million by 2015 is worth entertaining. Especially after this years lineup coming out and the holidays to come.

    Bring it on……!

  • Craig Sloan

    It’s the true next gen gaming console and I’m glad it’s getting the credit and sales it deserves. I’m glad the games are also selling just a little surprised that 50% of the people who own it don’t have PS Plus subscriptions. You’re leaving money on the table people.

  • Thinkaboutit

    Love how people think theyre the one getting paid from these sales lol.

    • Wargreymon559 .

      Actually we are if you didnt know.Let me help you out.

      More consoles sold—>More revenue for Sony—–>Which in turn means more games for the fanbase.

      So yes we are getting paid;)

  • Trim Dose

    Playstation again is putting order into the game industry, not like the xbox brainless console MP only games and Nintendo fanatics of only Mario games, Playstation winning this console war so earlier is good for everyone, soon we will see new IPs, new ways of gaming, interesting story lines, Playstation is always being about diversity unlike the other console makers :/.

  • datdude

    Sony is killing it. And by it, I mean the xbone.

  • CervantesPR

    SONY winning the console war is a great thing for gaming because SONY has always had variety in games, we have seen this for 3 console gens straight,

    Nintendo is always about platformers and games from old franchises, “old school” ‘nostalgia hunters”

    microsoft is mainly for shooter games, that racing game and that rpg no one cares about

    Sony has a bit of EVERYTHING and something for EVERYONE

    Last gen we saw the consequences of the 360 being successful in NA, it was a gen were the most popular games were shooters and got old very fast, with Sony winning the console war and having the most dominant console, developers will start to be able make new types of games and “risk” making games for not so popular genres like we saw with the PS3,instead of mostly shooters because playstation gamers have more varied tastes in games. PS4 dominance will equalize the gaming industry and reset it to were it was with the ps2, ps1, no longer developers will fear making unique gaming experiences with PS4 being #1 which has a complete varied gaming audience, not just composed of shooter fanboys. im not hating on shooters, but i would like to see more creative games like the last guadian,shadow of the colossus etc cool things like that.

  • Yisa Yussuf

    Is it safe to say PS4 won the console war? I cant help but think if Xbone had done what PS4 did, there would be countless “xbox won” videos and the like doing the rounds… or is that just me?

  • Mikeherp Derp

    At it’s “current selling rate” (200-250k a month since Jan 2014) it’s around 3.4-3.5 mil by March 1st 2014. March should see a Titanfall sales bump so they might hit 300-400k that month. In April I see it dropping back down to 200-250k. By May 1st they should be around ~3.9-4.2 mil.

    I expect PS4 to do ~700-800k a month in March and April, putting it around ~7.5 mil by May 1st.

    Either way, expect the sales gap to widen barring a huge price drop. Titanfall isn’t even going to shrink the sales gap, it’s just going to temporarily slow the rate of increase.

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