Wednesday, July 16, 2014
PS4 Has Sold Over 6 Million Units Worldwide, Sony Has Announced

PS4 Has Sold Over 6 Million Units Worldwide, Sony Has Announced

The PS4 has sold over 6 million units worldwide as of March 2nd, Sony has announced, beating the company’s sales expectation of 5 million by the end of March by a full million units, and we’re still in the early days of March, meaning there’s still the opportunity for the console to sell 7 million before Sony’s fourth quarter results ending at the end of said month.

Said Sony on the US PS Blog:

In the United States, more than 90% of PS4s are online, enabling gamers to connect, compete and share their greatness with friends and fellow gamers.

There have now been more than 3.6 million live broadcasts, and more than 56 million spectate sessions on PS4 through Twitch and Ustream. In fact, since January 1st, PS4 gamers account for 20% of daily broadcasters on Twitch. PS4 owners are also embracing the Share button on the DUALSHOCK 4 Wireless Controller, with more than 100 million shares captured as fans show friends their latest achievements on Facebook and Twitter.

And soon, you’ll be able to share your greatness in new ways. Developers are beginning to take advantage of PS4’s new interactive live broadcasting gaming features, integrating modes that allow broadcasted gameplay to become interactive for spectators. Even as a viewer, you can now influence livestreamed gameplay.

For example, Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition features a built-in Broadcast+ mode where you can stream your gameplay while viewers on the PS4 or a web browser influence positive and negative effects during gameplay. More social feedback is on the way too, with Dynasty Warriors 8 Xtreme Legends Complete Edition in March and Daylight in April.

The console launched mid-November last year (late November in Europe), and broke all records to become the fastest selling console with over 1 million sold in 24hrs. Here’s to hoping that the trend continues.

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