Sony recently announced that it sold over a million PlayStation 4 consoles in North America within 24 hours of its launch mid-November. Today, Andrew House, President and Group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment announced on the PlayStation.Blog that the console has gone on to sell over 2.1 million units worldwide since also going on sale in the UK, Europe, and Latin America this week.
What might prove to be most interesting is that the figures that House posted are only for November, and given that the new territories that just received the PS4 (30 in total) only launched on November 29th, that means the US and Canada accounted for a heck of a lot more sales, or that the console is selling like hotcakes in the other regions.
You can read House’s entire statement below. We await Microsoft’s response and comparable figures from the Xbox One launch.
PS4 Global Sales Update
Posted by Andrew House // President and Group CEO, Sony Computer Entertainment
In what is shaping up to be a historic year for gamers, I’m delighted to share an important new milestone with you. PS4’s North American debut on November 15th was PlayStation’s largest ever, with more than one million gamers picking up a PS4 in just 24 hours. Now, with PS4’s global launch expanding to a total of 32 countries worldwide, including Europe and Latin America, I’m proud to announce that more than 2.1 million PS4s have been sold.
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 lineup 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 videogames represent the pinnacle of artistry and entertainment, and we will work tirelessly to make sure that PlayStation remains the best place to play.
Thank you for your passion and your support — we couldn’t have done this without you.