Sony have announced today that their global sales for their next-gen console, the PlayStation 4, have reached the 6 million mark, just over 15 weeks after its release.
This is contributed to by a “successful” launch in Japan last week, and means that an additional 1.8 million consoles have been shipped since the turn of 2014, after they announced at the end of last year that they had sold 4.2 million units of the console.
In his post on the PlayStation Blog yesterday, Head of Hardware Marketing John Koller also announced the latest in-game statistics for the PS4, including:
- 3.6 million live broadcasts, and 56 million spectate sessions on the PS4 through Twitch and Ustream.
- More than 90% of PS4 consoles in the United States are online.
- Since January 1st, PS4 gamers account for over 20% of Twitch’s daily broadcasters.
- Over 100 million shares via the Dualshock 4’s Share button.
One hundred and ten days after the PS4’s United States release means that:
- An average of over 54,000 consoles have been sold daily.
- A PS4 console has been sold on average every 1.584 seconds.
- At the current rate of sale, PS4 will break 10 MILLION on 16th May 2014, 183 days after release.
With Watch Dogs, DriveClub and Minecraft all expected to release onto the PS4 within the next few months, reaching the 10 million mark shouldn’t be too far in the future.