Published on August 13th, 2014 | by admin
PLAYSTATION®4 (PS4™) SALES SURPASS 10 MILLION UNITS WORLDWIDE
Today, at the gamescom 2014 trade fair, Cologne, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. announced that the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system has cumulatively sold through more than 10 million units worldwide as of August 10, 2014, demonstrating the fastest and strongest growth in PlayStation hardware history. Below you’ll find the media release that supports this milestone announcement.
In Australia, according to NPD Group Australia data, PlayStation 4 consistently remains the best place to play, retaining the #1 selling next generation home console position*. To further demonstrate that PlayStation 4 is where the players are, on average, PS4 has sold 2:1 units comparatively to its nearest competitor month-on-month since its launch on 29 November 2013**.
*w/e 3rd August 2014, NPD Group Australia.
**w/e 1st December 2013, NPD Group Australia.
In addition, it was also announced that PlayStation TV will be available in European and PAL markets, including Australia and New Zealand from November 14 2014, with a recommended retail price of AUD $149.95 / NZD $159.95.
Throughout the press conference, PlayStation continued to demonstrate its commitment to the players, showcasing the innovation and imagination of developers across the globe, highlighting their willingness to leverage the potential of PS4, to push the envelope and provide truly breakthrough experiences.
The PS4 Platform Continues to Expand at the Fastest Rate in PlayStation® Hardware History
Tokyo, August 13, 2014 – 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 LittleBigPlanet™3, Destiny™, SingStar™: Ultimate Party and DRIVECLUB™. The independent development community will also continue to deliver innovative new titles for PS4 including Minecraft™, Hohokum™ and CounterSpy™. *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.