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PlayStation 4 sales pass two million mark

By David Williams, Wed 4 Dec 2013
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Sony has announced that cumulative sell through for the PlayStation 4 system has surpassed 2.1 million units worldwide as of 1 December, 2013.

The number includes the 700,000 units sold through in Europe and Australasia launching on November 29.

The PS4 system became available on November 15 in the United States and Canada and on November 29 in Europe, Australasia and Latin America and is now available in 32 countries globally.

“PS4 delivered the best launch in PlayStation history with the North American release and we’ve continued this incredibly successful start in Europe, Australasia and Latin America,” says Andrew House, President and Group CEO, Sony.

“Demand remains incredibly strong and continues to overwhelm the supply worldwide, but we are diligently working to meet those growing demands and to deliver additional PS4 units to our retail partners throughout the holiday season.

"We are extremely grateful for the passion of PlayStation fans and thank them for their continued support.”

PS4 consumers have embraced the deep social capabilities offered by the PS4 system, including heavy use of live broadcasting on Ustream and Twitch and sharing content through Facebook and Twitter.

PS4 gamers have demonstrated particular interest in the new “SHARE” button on the DUALSHOCK®4 Wireless Controller, with more than 6.5 million shares captured.

Gamers worldwide immersed themselves into the PS4 system’s launch lineup of over 20 titles from some of the world’s best developers, including blockbuster titles such as Call of Duty: Ghosts, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, NBA 2K14 , Battlefield 4, FIFA 14, Madden NFL 25 and Need for Speed Rivals, as well as exclusives Knack, Killzone:Shadow Fall and Resogun.

The PS4 system’s games portfolio will expand in 2014 with games like inFAMOUS: Second Son and MLB 2014: The Show, as well as brand new IP including Destin from Activision, Watch_Dogs from Ubisoft , and The Order 1886 and DRIVECLUB. All of these titles are set to showcase the power of the PS4 system.

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