Posted Tue Dec 3, 2013 at 06:30 AM PST by Brian Hoss
Europe and Latin America off to a good start for the PS4.
Sony's November 15th North American launch saw more than a million consoles sold, and regardless of the gray market sales, the console isn't exactly easy to find. Now, Sony has produced some numbers following the November 29th roll-out to several other territories the world over, including Europe and Latin America. More than 2.1 Million PS4s have been sold in 32 countries worldwide.
Along with announcement, which comes from SCE's President and CEO, Andrew Houser, are several of positive notes of thanks, and a promise of features and evolving capabilities still to come for the new console.
"In what is shaping up to be a historic year for gamers, I’m delighted to share an important new milestone with you. 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. 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.
"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.
"While PS4’s capabilities will continue to evolve, our commitment to gamers and breakthrough entertainment remains steadfast. We believe that videogames represent the pinnacle of artistry and entertainment, and we will work tirelessly to make sure that PlayStation remains the best place to play.
"Thank you for your passion and your support — we couldn’t have done this without you."
The PS4 is set to continue its launch in parts of Asia in December with Japan set for February of 2014. At this point one can only imagine how much better sales might be if a larger supply of the console was available.
Source: PlayStation Blog
Author: Brian Hoss
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