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PS4 Global Sales Top 2.1 Million

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PS4 Global Sales Top 2.1 Million


When the eagerly anticipated Playstation 4 burst onto the scene in North America on November 15th, it sold north of an unprecedented one million units in just 24 hours. Just one week later Microsoft's Xbox One was launched and managed to replicate the feat- albeit across thirteen countries.  The next phase of PS4's launch took place this past weekend, encompassing Europe, Australasia and Latin America, and helped the new machine pass another significant milestone.

Sony Computer Entertainment's CEO Andrew House announced that sales have already surpassed a frankly jaw-dropping 2.1 million worldwide:

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.

This gives the Japanese firm a considerable lead over the Xbox One, and all before even launching in their home country. Figures from the UK suggest that Sony sold more than 250 thousand units in the first 48 hours on sale there, making it the country's fastest ever selling console .

Xbox One may be lagging behind, but it's sales are still nothing to be sniffed at. When you consider the XBO's significantly higher price, and the large amount of negative press surrounding the machine post E3, it's only all the more impressive. But Sony's cheaper, sleeker console is already a legitimate phenomenon.

Only time will tell if the two consoles will be able to maintain the early momentum, and this essentially comes down to one thing: and that's the games themselves.

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Chris Perkins
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Chris is a freelance writer from the South-East of Merry Old England. As well as writing about games here on Rebel Gaming and for , NerdSpan, he can be found writing for Anime UK News, The Void, Screen Highway and is a regular contributor to MyM Magazine. Follow him on Twitter, Google+ and his blog

4 Comments
  1. Zephyr
    Date: December 4, 2013
    Author: Zephyr

    2610 Points, 15 Comments, and 17 Articles.

    Honestly I would’ve actually it would’ve been more by now but over 2mil is still fairly impressive.

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    • Zephyr
      Date: December 4, 2013
      Author: zephyr95

      2610 Points, 15 Comments, and 17 Articles.

      Thought it would’ve been*

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      • Chris Perkins
        Date: December 5, 2013
        Author: christor

        9260 Points, 126 Comments, and 158 Articles.

        If the stock had been there I’m sure it could have been more. I know loads of places sold out fast!

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  2. Zephyr
    Date: December 5, 2013
    Author: Zephyr

    2610 Points, 15 Comments, and 17 Articles.

    Yeah, pretty much everywhere around where I live is waiting on their 3rd shipment to arrive early next year.

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