The PlayStation 4 launched in Europe over the weekend, and it’s already an extraordinary success with players. A report from The Telegraph indicates that 250,000 units managed to sell in 48 hours’ time, which generates to about $1.4 billion in U.S. funds. That’s better than the 100,000 units that the PlayStation 3 sold years ago, and the 150,000 Xbox One units that sold during its launch last week.
The PlayStation 4 has now racked up an impressive 2.1 million units sold worldwide, according to Sony. “PS4′s North American debut on 15 November was PlayStation’s largest ever, with more than one million gamers picking up a PS4 in just 24 hours,” said SCE CEO Andrew House. “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,” continued House. “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 line-up 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.”
Source: GamesIndustry International