Japanese multimedia giant Sony revealed on Tuesday that it has sold more than 2.1 million units of its new PlayStation 4 (PS4) console after less than three weeks on the market. The PlayStation makers are battling Microsoft and Nintendo for supremacy in the gaming console sector. The launch of the PS4 was one of the most eagerly awaited launches in gaming history, since it was the first new console Sony launched after the PS3 in 2006.
According to Sony, the PS4 sold more than one million units in just one day after its November 15 debut in North America and it was on track to hit the company’s worldwide target of selling 5 million units by March. “PS4 delivered the best launch in PlayStation history with the North American release and we’ve continued this incredibly successful start in Europe, Australasia and Latin America,” Andrew House, President of Sony Computer Entertainment, said in a statement. The latest PlayStation, which will be released in its home market Japan in February, is now being sold in 32 countries worldwide.
Sony’s release of latest sales figures comes after Microsoft revealed that its new Xbox One console also sold over one million units after its first 24 hours following its November 22 release. Rival Nintendo launched its new Wii U console late last year. It is highly probable that the console wars will continue, as industry experts forecast that game console sales of hardware and software are likely to grow to $44 billion worldwide in 2013 from $37 billion last year.
[via Yahoo News]