Caption: Protagonist Delsin Rowe of Infamous: Second Son.
Source: Sucker Punch Productions
Sony has sold more than 1 million additional PlayStation 4s since the start of 2014.
The console manufacturer announced today that it has sold 5.3 million PlayStation 4s worldwide. This is through Feb. 8. That number is up 1.1 million from the 4.2 million PS4s the company had sold through the end of last year.
“I am thrilled that so many customers around the globe have continued to select PS4 as the best place to play throughout and beyond the holiday season,” Sony Computer Entertainment chief executive officer Andrew House said in a statement. “We are delighted that according to the NPD Group’s latest data, PS4 was January’s top-selling console in the United States. The PS4 system’s momentum just keeps growing stronger, and we are extremely grateful for the continued passion and support of PlayStation fans.”
Sony’s success with the PS4 all comes before the company has even released the console in its home country of Japan. The multimedia conglomerate will finally unleash the console on that nation on Feb. 22.
“I’m looking forward to Japanese fans sharing the excitement of the deep social capabilities and entertainment experiences only possible on PS4,” said House.
The PlayStation 4 launched on Nov. 15 in North America. It is currently available for $400. That price puts it at $100 less expensive than its closest rival, Microsoft’s Xbox One, which is $500.
While Sony is performing especially well, both the PS4 and Xbox one are the best console launches for their respective companies. Each had gigantic launches and now gaming eyes around the world are looking toward the future software offerings of each box.
Sony is hoping to get a boost from Infamous: Second Son, which is an open-world superhero action game due out in March. This is the system’s first major exclusive since its launch games like Killzone: Shadow Fall and Resogun, and the company hope it can draw some attention away from Xbox One’s killer app, Titanfall, which is due out March 11.