Sony confirms 2.1m PlayStation 4 consoles sold so far

3 Dec 2013

The Sony PlayStation 4

Not long after revealing that some 1m PlayStation 4 (PS4) consoles had been sold in the first 24 hours of first going on sale in North America, Sony has revealed the tally now stands at 2.1m consoles sold after Europe entered the fray last Friday.

Sony Consumer Electronics president and group CEO Andrew House said PS4’s global launch has expanded to a total of 32 countries, including those in Europe and Latin America.

“I’m proud to announce that more than 2.1m PS4s have been sold,” House said.

“It’s an impressive and record-setting accomplishment for our company and for our industry, and we couldn’t have done it without you. I want to personally thank PlayStation fans, both old and new, for your vote of confidence.

“The best part: the PS4 journey has just begun. In addition to an incredible line-up of PS4 games from the best developers in the world, we will continue to introduce valuable new features and services to PS4 in the months and years ahead.

“While PS4′s capabilities will continue to evolve, our commitment to gamers and breakthrough entertainment remains steadfast. We believe that video games represent the pinnacle of artistry and entertainment, and we will work tirelessly to make sure that PlayStation remains the best place to play,” House said.

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years