The PlayStation 4 has proven to be a strong competitor in the next generation of gaming.
The strong sales in Japan was the push that Sony needed to reach to the top. On March 2nd, Sony announced that they have sold six million PS4 consoles in 57 countries, all across the world.
The president and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Andrew House states:
“I am absolutely delighted that PS4 is off to such a great start in Japan. The responses we have received for the PS4 system’s integrated social capabilities have been phenomenal, and I couldn’t be more thrilled that gamers are utilizing these unique features to engage, share, play and connect with users around the world. SCE will continue to expand the world of PlayStation by growing its library of breakthrough games and bringing more innovative features and services only possible on PS4.”
Hiroshi Kawano, the SCE President of Japan and Asia have also expressed his gratitude to the Japanese supporters who pre-ordered and bought the PS4 console before the launch. Kawano promises to “liven up” the Japanese video game industry, and take them even farther than before.
Sony has also announced some pretty interesting statistics as well:
- Ninety percent of PS4’s are connected Online
- Record of over 3.6 million live broadcast
- Over 56 million spectate sessions on PS4 through Twitch and Ustream
- Since the start of this year, PS4 gamers make up for 20% of Twitch’s daily broadcasters
- Over 100 million shares have been captured to show friends on fb and twitter
- Killzone: Shadow Fall has sold over 2.1 million copies all over the world
- The PlayStation smartphone app has been installed on 3.6 million phones.
I was definitely surprised to see how online connection has put social media to a whole other level. We hope to hear more from Sony soon.
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