Sony PlayStation 4 on the rise: Seven million units sold, future update en route

By Alexandra Burlacu | Apr 17, 2014 08:24 AM EDT

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Sony has sold an impressive seven million PlayStation 4 (PS4) units, proving that its latest console is quite popular among consumers.

Just five months since its launch, the $399 Sony PS4 has surpassed seven million units sold worldwide as of April 6, the company has just announced.

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"I've got a quick update to share with you. Sony Computer Entertainment just announced that PS4 has cumulatively sold more than 7.0 million units globally as of April 6th, 2014. PS4 software sales are another bright spot, with more than 20.5 million copies sold at retail and PlayStation Store worldwide as of April 13th, 2014," Sony social media manager Sid Shuman announced in a company blog post on Wednesday, April 16.

Shuman goes on to thank all supporters and PlayStation fans and gamers, who greatly contributed to making the Sony PlayStation 4 the "next generation console of choice," and encourages consumers to offer their feedback so the PlayStation team can improve the experience.

In addition to the good news related to sales figures, Shuman further enticed fans by touting an upcoming major software update for the PS4 console. The company has not offered many details about this future update at this point, but for now it seems that PlayStation fans are quite happy with how things are going.

"The response from the global gaming community for PS4 has been overwhelming and we are truly humbled that gamers are selecting PS4 as their next generation console of choice," added Andrew House, Sony Computer Entertainment president and group CEO. "The PS4 journey has just begun, and although we are still facing difficulties keeping up with the strong demand worldwide, we remain steadfast in our commitment to meet the needs of our customers, and surpassing the wildest expectations of gamers by delivering new user experiences that inspire and engage. We look forward to unveiling many of these experiences in the coming months."

As for its rival, Microsoft announced last month that its Xbox One console has seen better sales figures compared to its predecessors, but it still seems to be lagging behind Sony's PlayStation 4. Sony further said that developers plan to release as many as 120 titles for the PS4 this year, which will likely make the console even more attractive. 



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