PlayStation 4 sales reach 5.3 million
posted on 02.18.14 at 06:11 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Firmware version 1.61 now available to download.

PlayStation 4

PlayStation 4 has cumulatively sold through more than 5.3 million units around the world as of February 8, Sony Computer Entertainment announced.

That means the system moved an additional 1.1 million units since December 28, when it was reported sales reached 4.2 million.

“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. “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.”

In related news, PlayStation 4 system firmware 1.61 is now live. It is a minor, but mandatory update that improves system stability.