PlayStation 4 Sales Swell to 6 Million

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Sony’s (NYSE:SNE) has struck a sales home run — the company has sold more than six million PlayStation 4 gaming systems less than four months after the product’s American launch and barely a week after its Japanese launch.

Japanese electronics company Sony announced that it has sold more than 6 million PlayStation 4 gaming consoles. This announcement comes less than ten days after its launch in Japan. John Koller, vice president of marketing for Sony’s American subsidiary, wrote a celebratory blog post to mark the sales milestone.

“It’s truly humbling to see the rate at which gamers across the globe are choosing PS4 as their next gen console of choice. Even more exciting is what happens when gamers power up their PS4s. In the United States, more than 90 percent of PS4s are online, enabling gamers to connect, compete, and share their greatness with friends and fellow gamers,” wrote Koller in on PlayStation’s U.S. blog on Monday.

The PlayStation 4 is the latest Sony gaming console and heir to Sony’s PlayStation 3 system. Unlike previous members of the PlayStation lineage, the PlayStation 4 is not backwards compatible, meaning gamers could not enjoy their old favorites on the new system. Despite the lack of this feature, gamers are buying the new system in droves since its November 2013 American release. It was also released in Western Europe and Latin America during the same period. The system currently costs $399 US as March 2014.

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