Sony, Japan's largest exporter of consumer electronics has sold more than 7 million units of the PlayStation 4 home console as of April 6, the firm said on Wednesday.
The makers behind the Xperia Z2 have been slowly gaining a control over the home console market with the launch of the PS4. The $399 (about Rs. 23,940) priced home console, which went on sale in November last year, has so far eclipsed Microsoft's Xbox One when it comes to worldwide sales numbers.
In March, Sony had announced that the company shifted more than 6 million units of the PS4 console worldwide. Now, as of April 6, that number has touched over 7 million units.
"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 to our fans in the coming months," Andrew House, President and Group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc, said in a press statement.
Sony also announced that the PlayStation 4 software sales has reached more than 20.5 million, both through physical retail and digital downloads, as of April 13.
Apart from sharing massive numbers, the company reassured that gamers have plenty of content to watch out for in the coming months ahead. Some of the titles that will be soon made available for the PS4 include: Destiny, Watch Dogs, #DRIVECLUB and many more.
Sony says the PS4 home console is available in nearly 72 countries, while Microsoft's Xbox One is rumored to go on sale in as many as 26 countries , including India, in September of this year.
The timing of releasing a press statement shows that the company is now feeling heat when Microsoft recently introduced a special edition of the Xbox One console bundled with the best-selling Titanfall game in the U.S and the U.K.
In fact, Microsoft is believed to be heavily promoting that bundle, especially in the U.K. To make sure the Xbox One gets more mileage in the retail front, Microsoft has started selling Titanfall bundle at a subsidized price of 400 pounds in the U.K.
However, the PlayStation 4 has so far remained steady at $399 (Rs. 23,940) in the U.S and 349 (about Rs. 34,900) pounds in the U.K. The retail unit of the PS4 home console doesn't include a free game bundled inside the package. Additionally, buyers have to shell a $100 (about Rs. 6,000) to get the PS4 Camera.
Back in India, the PS4 retails for a whooping Rs. 39,990 and has no competition from the Xbox One due to the unavailability of the console.
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