Sony Computer Entertainment Europe president and CEO Jim Ryan announced at Gamescom this week that sales for the PlayStation 4 have topped more than 10 million units worldwide. This figure is the number sold to consumers and not shipped to retailers.
"The responses we have received for the PS4 system's unique gameplay experiences powered by the network, along with its vast game portfolio has been phenomenal, and I am absolutely delighted that PS4 was able to reach this commemorative milestone in less than 9 months," SCE CEO Andrew House said. "We're so grateful for the enormous support from PlayStation gamers worldwide, and we look forward to bringing even more exciting content and services in the months ahead."
The PlayStation 4 had previously sold seven million units back in April. That was also when Microsoft announced they had sold five million Xbox One consoles. However, Microsoft has not provided an updated figure, other than that Xbox One sales doubled in June month-over-month, due to the release of the Kinect-less SKU.
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