As the PlayStation 4 sits in short supply here in Australia, Sony has stated it has sold a “record-setting” 2.1 million consoles now that it has launch in the US, Europe and Australia.
Andrew House revealed the numbers on the PlayStation Blog. The console has now launch in 32 countries and has sold out in many of them.
“It’s an impressive and record-setting accomplishment for our company and for our industry, and we couldn’t have done it without you,” said House, in the blog. “I want to personally thank PlayStation fans, both old and new, for your vote of confidence.”
House also promised that the PlayStation 4 would evolve, perhaps in reference to some reviews favouring the Xbox One over the PS4 as a result of its media capabilities.
“In addition to an incredible line-up of PS4 games from the best developers in the world,” he said, “we will continue to introduce valuable new features and services to PS4 in the months and years ahead.”
The challenge Sony now faces is keeping up with demand. Consumers without pre-orders are being asked to wait until 2014 to get their units, whilst some folks who have already pre-ordered are hoping their consoles will arrive before Christmas, but there are no guarantees it seems.
PS4 global sales update [PlayStation Blog]