This is without a Japan release. Mind blown.
Sony today announced that the PlayStation 4 has passed 5.3 million units in sales worldwide, as of February 8. The figure is specified as 'sell-through', so it represents sales to consumers than just to retailers.
"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," said Andrew House, President and Group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. "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. February 22 sees the launch of PS4 in Japan, and I'm looking forward to Japanese fans sharing the excitement of the deep social capabilities and entertainment experiences only possible on PS4."
This is certainly an impressive feat, especially considering that the PlayStation 4 has yet to go on sale in Japan, which could be considered Sony's biggest market.
Last we heard, the Xbox One had sold 3.9 million units by the end of 2013. Microsoft has yet to update that number.
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