PlayStation 4 global sales reach 2.1 million
posted on 12.03.13 at 07:59 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Next-gen PlayStation now available in 32 countries.

Global PlayStation 4 sales have reached 2.1 million units, Sony has announced.

PlayStation 4 launched in North America on November 15 to over one million in 24 hours. On November 29, it launched throughout Europe, Australia, and Latin America. In the former two alone, it sold through 700,000 in 24 hours.

Thanks, PlayStation Blog.

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  • RyoonZ

    You hear that Japan?
    Time to shift back to console please!

  • nyobzoo

    3 million easy by the end of the year, since they’ll be releasing it in Asia on dec 18th

  • McPoo

    Their targets for the end of 2013 and end of the financial year seem quite doable, I reckon they might even surpass them.

    2.1 million is already half of the Wii U’s worldwide LTD sales isn’t it?

    • Pyrofrost

      In the ballpark.

      The hardest job Sony has at this point is being able to meet consumer demand.

  • Nhiroz

    They need to send more stock! i Cant get my fat grubby hands on one! Sold out everywhere :(:(:(:(

  • Adol Christin

    I still can’t find any in my local stores. The online prices are way 2 steep. Looks like it will be sold till 2014.

  • bloodiOS

    I wonder how far the PS4’s sales is going to reach prior to its launch in Japan.

  • Elvick

    As long as they can manufacturer enough systems, they can easily hit their 5 million prediction.

    • Cry_Zero

      It seems like thats the problem

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  • Pyrofrost

    This is like the PS2 launch all over again. No matter how many units they supply, it won’t be enough to meet holiday demand.

  • $83030187

    Wait, Nintendo fanboys told me that the console industry was doomed because the Wii U ended up being a colossal failure!

    • McPoo

      They told me that NSMBU was a fun game!

      The lying bastards…

  • captainhowdy

    Not bad. I’m happy that both consoles have sold well. Can’t wait for next year, with all the big exclusives coming out :-) .

  • shogunknight

    Dear God, 2.1 million in about 3 weeks. What a milestone, congrats Sony

  • Wolf Star

    It’s PS2 era all over again!! Now we wait for Japan to make their move. Half of the people who bought Xbox One.. are going to miss amazing exclusives :/ I feel sorry for them.

    • $83030187

      There will never be another PS2. Ever.

      • Anime10121

        Sad but true :(

        • $83030187

          Yup. Too many things have changed for a console like the PS2 to be possible ever again.

          The Japanese largely abandoning console development, third party exclusives being non-existent outside of some niche games, the rise of mobile devices, Microsoft’s success with the Xbox 360…

          Shit, I’d LOVE to only have to buy one console (well, two. I have to have my Zelda), but it’s just not going to happen.

          I’ll have to make room for three boxes this gen, just like last gen.

          • Anime10121

            Yep, but so much…money D:

            I miss the days of only needing one console and being able to play the 95% of good games that arent Nintendo’s (and few Microsoft gems at the time like DoA3 and Halo). I know competition is good and all but, I’m not gonna lie and say I dont miss the PSone/2 era of domination, where all you needed was that one console…

            But hey, I’ll likely own all three too this gen. Already got a Wii U (considering it’ll likely be the first to release more games that I want), will own a PS4 as soon as something my finances settle, and will get an Xbox once the price is within reasonable range (or it gets an epic must have exclusive).

            But, man, I repeat, so…much…money D:

            • $83030187

              I already have my Wii U ready to go. Boy, I sure would like a release date for Bayonetta 2…

              I keep flip-flopping between the PS4 and Xbox One when it comes to which one I want first. All of my favorite developers, even the Japanese ones, tend to be multiplatform, and I’m not big into either company’s first party franchises anymore.

              I fully expect Sony to show off the The Last Guardian at the same event where Microsoft announces they are publishing The Devil’s Third, just to make the decision even harder.

              • Anime10121

                By the time Bayonetta drops I’ll probably have such a large amount of caked up dust on my Wii U it’ll probably need a freaking vacuum cleaner to clean it…

                I thought Sonic would be my first game, then I played the demo :/ Its alright, not worth the current asking price though, ESPECIALLY in comparison to Generations, Colors, or even Unleashed imo.

                But I’m going with Sony first primarily based upon history with my favorite genre usually sticking to them, which I’m guessing you already know what that is :P. It also helps that its a hundred bucks cheaper, and I never did care for Kinect barring its use as a Dance Central machine at parties. But I can still see myself getting one once its cheaper, as currently, and for the foreseeable it has more releases I’m interested in vs the PS4 (DR3 and Titan Fall vs Infamous 3 respectively)…

                But considering at the moment, I dont see myself having a next gen current gen console until at least next fall at the earliest (waiting for finances to fix themselves PLUS I also wanna see if either will have a RRoD like issue before diving in)…

                • $83030187

                  I tried the demo for Sonic as well, and I can’t say I cared much for it.

                  I don’t see myself getting a next-gen machine until at least this time next year, since I just bought a bunch of PS3 games, and I still have things like Dark Souls II and Drakengard 3 to look forward to.

                  Hell, I could see myself waiting until early 2015 if the Wii U has a good holiday next year, with stuff like X and the next Legend of Zelda title.

                  • Anime10121

                    Agreed, as I said to EX, PS3 has more than enough content right now to keep me busy, and add to that my 2 years of PS+ I just got, and I have enough games to not even remember next gen is a thing right now. Plus, most good games are cross gen for the moment anyway so theres that too.

                    I agree that I’ll likely have one by early 2015 at the latest, hopefully at a reduced price point…

                • EX+

                  Yeah. I get we’re you’re coming from.
                  Personally, I’ll be buying a Wii U for Next-Gen Zelda, X and Smash Bros. I’ll be buying a PS4 mainly for Final Fantasy XV series and Kingdom Hearts III at thw moment.
                  With the PS3 having Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution, the next Tales Of game, TOX2, KH2.5 (BBS on the PS3 is gonna be beastly) and Persona 5, I’m don’t see myself buying a PS4 until either Summer 2014, Christmas 2014 or latest, March 2015, as 2015 is when FF15 will most likely be out.

                  • Anime10121

                    My Wii U list is the same, just swapping Zelda with Bayonetta (never really been a fan of Zelda :( )

                    I agree wholeheartedly on your time frame of buying a PS4…hopefully there’ll be a price drop by then too…

                    But yeah, PS3 has MORE than enough content to keep me busy for the next year or two, and with the two years worth of Plus I just bought on BF…

                    And I STILL have yet to get a Vita, which I’m sure I’ll have far before a next/this gen console.

                    • EX+

                      Yeah! I wouldn’t mind waiting for a new model to show up next Christmas. Just to be 100% sure my PS4 won’t crap up on me. Don’t get me wrong the PS4 is gonna be my favorite console for current gen, but I can wait.
                      But yeah, I agree. I really can’t wait for Persona 5 and KH2.5 though.

      • Wolf Star

        True … I don’t know why I got thumbed down… I said the truth lol.. anyway.. I’m glad I experienced PS2 in 2000 and I can’t wait to relive it all over again but in different form of PS2 which is PS4 ^^

        • $83030187

          That was me. Xbox One owners don’t need anyone to feel sorry for them.

          As someone who has gotten a lot of shit for preferring the Xbox 360 or the PS3, while having the nerve to like Japanese games, it’s kind of annoying.

          Unless you need your JRPGs, the Xbox One will probably do just fine for a gamer’s needs.

          • Wolf Star

            Whatever it’s their own money. I’ll enjoy Ps4 games :)

          • captainhowdy

            You tell him man. Both consoles are great and both will have great exclusives.

  • Cry_Zero

    “Available” in 32 countries? Haha good one -.-

    • Anime10121

      Man you know it took me nearly half an hour to get the joke (I know, I’m an idiot)…

      Available as in, you wont find one anywhere till next year right? :P

      • Cry_Zero

        Hahaha :D exactly!

  • LordKaiser

    lol I expected 4 million. Oh well at least it is something.

    • Anime10121

      They likely havent even manufactured 4 million consoles yet…

    • EX+

      They probably haven’t made 4 million yet. Not to mention the PS4 is sold out basically everywhere.

  • $83030187

    You know, when people talk about how they hope it’s the PS2 era all over again, I wish they’d be thinking about something besides sales data. (pics)

    • captainhowdy

      Silent Hill is dead sadly. Team Silent is gone :'( .

      Well there’s always going to be Metal Gear lol.

      Killer 7 needs a lot of game play improvements. A LOT. Though the writing was absolutely nuts, that alone is worth it.

      Capcom has no idea what to do with DMC after the game failed.

      More horror games are welcomed. I think horror games are one of the rarest genres in gaming.

      • $83030187

        I know Kojima has mentioned Silent Hill recently, but I have no idea who I’d trust making it. I love western games, but I do NOT want a western team taking a crack at it again. They have messed things up enough already. I heard Grasshopper did a pretty good job with Fatal Frame IV, but I don’t know if they’d be right for Silent Hill.

        Horror games have been making a huge comeback thanks to indie developers and Let’s Play videos on YouTube.

        I hope Bethesda and Shinji Mikami can give the genre another needed kick in the ass as well. Maybe get Tecmo off their butts and make another Fatal Frame.

        If killer7 had gameplay to match it’s story, it would be the single greatest video game off all time. Sadly, Suda 51 doesn’t feel like actually directing anything anymore.

        As for Devil May Cry, I have no idea what Capcom will do next with the series, if anything. DmC wasn’t nearly as bad as the fanbase claims, but it’s still a huge middle-finger to everyone who loved DMC and was waiting for a true sequel to 4.

        There are still going to be great Japanese games made, but man, the PS2’s library was filled with phenomenal stuff.

        • captainhowdy

          PS2 did have some of the best Japanese games. That was also the time developers really loved to make games. It’s sad because they don’t seem to care like they used to.

          • $83030187

            I think things would have turned out better for Japanese developers if Sony hadn’t fucked up with the PS3 out of the gate.

            Incredibly expensive, a bitch to develop for, and a year later than the competition couldn’t have made things easier for them.

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  • hush404

    I have mine, so I’m happy. Hope they can beef up stock so that anyone looking for one for christmas can obtain one :)