Sony: PlayStation 4 Sales Hit 4.2 Million in 2013 - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 08 January 2014 / 8,527 Views

Sony Computer Entertainment president and group CEO Andrew House announced at the Consumer Electronics Show that the PlayStation 4 sold 4.2 million units as of December 28.

9.7 million games have been sold digitally and at retail for the PlayStation 4. The top selling titles are Call of Duty: Ghosts, Battlefield 4, Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, FIFA Soccer 14, and the exclusive Killzone: Shadow Fall.

Sony also said that PlayStation Plus subscriptions are up 90 percent since the PlayStation 4 launched. PlayStation 4 owners have also streamed more than 1.7 million gameplay sessions through Twitch and Ustream.

The PlayStation 4 first launched in North America on November 15 and November 29 in Europe. The console is currently available in 53 countries.


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torok (on 08 January 2014)

Massive numbers. Probably 4.3M with the remaining days of 2013.

ethomaz (on 08 January 2014)

EPIC performance.

Dgc1808 (on 08 January 2014)

4.13M according to VGChartz. Not bad

pezus (on 08 January 2014)

Yeah, they adjusted after Sony revealed this 4.2m number.

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withdreday (on 11 January 2014)

The console war is over!

Nirvash05 (on 10 January 2014)

Amazing numbers! We certainly can expect a massive rise in sales once Japan joins in on all the fun.

zuvuyeay (on 09 January 2014)

some good loyalists,4m of us

Vertigo-X (on 08 January 2014)

VGChartz numbers are considered retail estimates, not exact numbers. Expect adjustments somewhat soon, I imagine.

Underworld (on 08 January 2014)

Why do you have PS4 at 4.1 then when Sony said 4.2?

WebMasterFlex (on 08 January 2014)

Still sold out in France

WebmasterX (on 09 January 2014)

If sony show a reports sales vgcharts up the at 4.1 but reports for xbone to more than 3 m not update....and the history continues...what happens

pezus (on 09 January 2014)

No, it's just you misunderstanding the info given.

MS said over 3m in 2013, which means over 3m as of Dec 31. VGC has it at 2.93m as of Dec 28. Do you seriously expect a massive drop off in the final 3 days of the year?

Sony on the other hand said 4.2m as of Dec 28. VGC show 4.13m as of Dec 28. So that is infact slightly undertracked.

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FlamingWeazel (on 09 January 2014)

LOL please.

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