Sales of PlayStation 4 console top six million since November debut
March 6, 2014, 12:10 am TWN
SAN FRANCISCO--Sony on Tuesday announced it has sold more than six million PlayStation 4 consoles since the video game system debuted in November.
The Japanese consumer technology and entertainment titan said that the global sales figure includes 370,000 PS4 consoles snapped up in Japan since they launched there on Feb. 22.
"I am absolutely delighted that PS4 is off to such a great start in Japan," Sony Computer Entertainment chief executive Andrew House said in a release.
The long-awaited Japanese launch came after a stellar debut in the United States and Europe, offering a ray of hope to Sony after years of gloomy sales of its key consumer electronics goods.
House said player response to console features for sharing game play and connecting in online matches has been "phenomenal."