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PS4 sold 4.2 million consoles last year

by William Schwartz

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Sony sold 4.2 million PlayStation 4 consoles in 2013, handily beating their estimates of 3 million before the end of the year, and has already put some separation between themselves and the Xbox One.  The company announced the sales figures today at CES, and confirmed them via their numerous social networks.

4.2 million in a little over a month and a half is no small feat for the electronics maker, the console has already topped Sony’s best launch efforts in previous generations.  The 4.2 million consoles also dwarfs Microsoft’s 3+ million, which were recently announced via the Xbox Wire.

Sony’s been selling so many PlayStation 4 consoles that supplies have been limited during the holidays.  Retailers have been selling all consoles they can get their hands on, and we’ll need to see just how much demand is left after the dust clears and the holiday rush is over.  This year should have some pretty big games to push the hardware into consumer’s homes.

4.2 million for Sony puts them way ahead of pace to meet their lofty expectations of selling five million consoles prior to the end of March.

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