Sony Computer Entertainment Australia has announced that the PS4 console has become the fastest selling video games console in the country’s history.
NPD Group Australia collated data from November 25th 2013 until October 26th 2014. They didn’t give exact details on how many PS4 consoles were sold during that period, but chances are it’s a lot. The console already broke pre-order records prior to its release in Australia last November. Demand for the console was so high back then that stores were short on its supply. Most gamers had to wait until early 2014 to buy one in some cases.
In the first three days of the PS4’s launch in Australia, it sold 65,917 units. This doubled the 32,900 units sold that the Wii earned which was the previous fastest selling console in Australia.
There has been no announcement yet of how well the PS4 is selling in New Zealand, but chances are it’s strong as well. The PS3 was popular among both Australian and New Zealand gamers and it looks like the PS4 is going strong in both countries too.
On a worldwide basis, Sony recently announced that the PS4 has shipped 13.5 million units. This is way ahead of its competitors the Wii U and Xbox One.
- This article was updated on:March 8th, 2018