Overnight, Sony Computer Entertainment have announced that the PlayStation 4 has sold 2.1 Million units around the world.
The awesome milestone was shared in a post on the official PlayStation Blog by Sony Computer Entertainment president and group CEO Andrew House.
“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,” he said. “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.”
House also thanked fans for their support of the Playstation ecosystem.
“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 video games represent the pinnacle of artistry and entertainment, and we will work tirelessly to make sure that PlayStation remains the best place to play.”
The launch of the race for leading the next gen positions Sony ahead of its nearest competitor, Microsoft. Days after the Xbox One’s launch across Europe and North America, the corporation announced it had sold one million units in under 24 hours.
When the PS4 became available in Europe, last Friday, it became the fastest selling console in the countries history, pushing 250,000 units in the past weekend, beating the long-surviving eight year sales record held by the original PSP, which moved 185,000 units in its three days of sale.