A day after Microsoft said it had sold more than 3 million Xbox One consoles in 2013, Sony topped that by announcing it had sold 4.2 million PlayStation 4 consoles through Dec. 28.
“The momentum of the PS4 system keeps getting stronger, and we couldn’t be more thrilled gamers worldwide are enjoying the incredibly immersive gaming experiences along with deep social capabilities and entertainment provided by our network,” Andrew House, president and group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment, said in a news release. “After a remarkable launch, we look forward to bringing even more exciting content and continuing to explore the power of the PS4 system by adding new features and services, including PlayStation Now, in 2014.”
In addition, Sony said 9.7 million million copies of PS4 software have been sold through retail stores and downloads on the PlayStation Store.
My colleague, Brier Dudley, who is at CES, wrote about PS4 sales and other highlights from Sony Chief Executive Kazuo Hirai’s keynote at the convention.