Sony have just announced impressive sales figures for the PS4; over 5.3 million sold worldwide, according to Polygon.
What’s more, the console will soon be arriving in Japan; a country which has shown its interest in Sony over the years and will likely send the figures to an even greater height. Andrew House, CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment, could not hide his delight when revealing the news –
“I am thrilled that so many customers around the globe have continued to select PS4 as the best place to play throughout and beyond the holiday season. The PS4 system’s momentum just keeps growing stronger, and we are extremely grateful for the continued passion and support of PlayStation fans. February 22 sees the launch of PS4 in Japan, and I’m looking forward to Japanese fans sharing the excitement of the deep social capabilities and entertainment experiences only possible on PS4.”
Indeed, this follows the recent news that the PS4 has doubled the sales of the Xbox One in January which would suggest that PS4 may begin to run away with the so-called ‘console wars’. However, there are events occurring at Microsoft which may begin to restore the balance. Numerous updates to the Xbox One interface coupled with exciting IP such as Titanfall may steer some of the undecided gamers towards the green side, though whichever way the wind is blowing, both consoles have seen a highly successful period over the past few months.
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