Sony PS 4 sales over 2M units, battles Microsoft and Nintendo

5 years ago by in Business, Technology

Sony has sold over 2.1 million PlayStation 4 consoles in less than three weeks since the console was released on the market, according to the company officials. PS 4 is competing against Nintendo and Microsoft consoles for supremacy in the gaming industry.

PS 4 was released on November 15 in North America, selling over one million consoles in just one day since its release and it is expected to reach an expected target of 5.0 million units by March 2014, according to Sony.

The latest PlayStation, which will be released in its home market Japan in February, is now being sold in 32 countries.

“PS4 delivered the best launch in PlayStation history with the North American release and we have continued this incredibly successful start in Europe, Australasia and Latin America,” said Andrew House, president of Sony Computer Entertainment, according to the international press.

Rival Nintendo launched its new Wii U console late last year. Sales have lagged the company’s expectations, but Nintendo said in October it was keeping its forecast for the new Wii console at 9.0 million units for the year to March 2014.