According to Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida, over 1 million PlayStation 4 consoles have been sold in North America (United States / Canada). There are still at least two major shipments incoming before the year’s end and a good number of PS4 consoles being withheld by retailers for their Black Friday deal offerings. Just two countries so far have been included in these numbers, and with PS4 launching in Australia and European countries on November 29, 2013 and in Japan on February 22, 2014 (as well as many other regions expecting the release this December 2013) there’s still plenty of time to wait before we know just how big this first year will be for Sony’s next-gen PS4.
For those who may be wondering, this rate of sale is definitely high in scale when compared to past console launches. 1 Million next-gen PS4 consoles have been moved into homes (not just warehouses, but actual sell-through numbers here) and all at a $400 price point. Make no mistake and understand that Sony may be in the process of making industry history. By delivering a nearly flawless Public Relations and Marketing campaign winning over the online public, pundits, and everything in between has been a huge part of Sony’s success coupled with the growing popularity of the PS3 platform which was achieved mainly through relentless triple A exclusive releases and strong word of mouth among consumers in the streets.
At this rate the PS4 should outsell the Wii U before the first quarter of 2014 is halfway through with, and potentially even faster than that. Third party support should be booming as the numbers continue to be tabulated to just how many PS4’s end up getting purchased by the time January 2014 rolls around.
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