The PS4 Platform Continues to Expand at the Fastest Rate in PlayStation® Hardware History
Tokyo, August 13, 2014 – Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) today announced that the PlayStation®4 (PS4™) computer entertainment system has cumulatively sold through more than 10 million units*1 worldwide as of August 10, 2014, demonstrating the fastest and strongest growth in PlayStation® hardware history.
“The responses we have received for the PS4 system’s unique gameplay experiences powered by the network, along with its vast game portfolio has been phenomenal, and I am absolutely delighted that PS4 was able to reach this commemorative milestone in less than 9 months,” said Andrew House, President and Group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. “We're so grateful for the enormous support from PlayStation gamers worldwide, and we look forward to bringing even more exciting content and services in the months ahead.”
With strong support from users as well as 3rd party developers and publishers worldwide, PS4 software sales also remain strong with more than 30 million*2 copies sold in retail stores globally and through digital downloads on PlayStation®Store as of August 10, 2014. The PS4 system’s games portfolio will continue to expand with highly anticipated titles such as FINAL FANTASY XV (SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD), METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN (Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.), Bloodborne (SCE ), Destiny (SCE), and DRIVECLUB (SCE). The independent development community will also continue to deliver innovative new titles for PS4 including Astebreed(Active Gaming Media, Inc.), Mighty No.9(comcept Inc.), One Upon Light(SUTD Game Lab), and Rocketbirds 2: Evolution(Ratloop Asia Pte Ltd).*3
In addition to the growing title lineup, SCE will continue to enhance the PS4 system’s network features to offer unparalleled gaming experiences. Upcoming features include the ability to upload game footage directly to YouTube, and also “Share Play,” a new feature that allows players to enjoy gameplay with their friends just as if they are in the same room, such as remotely taking over a friend’s controller to help them through tricky sections of a game.
The PS4 system is currently available in 100 countries and regions*4 worldwide.
*1Number of retail sales to consumers is estimated by SCEI. PS4 sales data in Japan collected 2/22/2014 – 8/10/2014. PS4 sales data in North America collected 11/15/2013 – 8/10/2014, in Europe and Latin America collected 11/29/2013 – 8/10/2014, and in Asia collected 11/29/2013 – 8/10/2014.
*2Number of retail sales to consumers is estimated by SCEI. Sales data in Japan collected 2/22/2014 – 8/9/2014. Sales data in North America collected 11/15/2013 – 8/10/2014, in Europe collected 11/29/2013 – 8/8/2014, in Latin America collected 11/29/2013 – 8/10/2014, and in Asia collected 11/29/2013 – 8/6/2014.
*3Title line-up as well as the number of title differs by regions.
*4Number as of 8/12/14.
About Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
Recognized as a global leader and company responsible for the progression of consumer-based computer entertainment, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) manufactures, distributes, develops and markets the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) handheld entertainment system, the PlayStation®3 (PS3™) computer entertainment system, the PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita) portable entertainment system and the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system. SCEI has revolutionized home entertainment since it launched PlayStation® in 1994. PlayStation®2 further enhanced the PlayStation® legacy as the core of home networked entertainment. PSP broadens the entertainment experiences into the portable arena. PS3 is a computer entertainment system that incorporates the powerful Cell Broadband Engine and RSX processors. PS Vita is an ultimate portable entertainment system that offers a revolutionary combination of rich gaming and social connectivity. PlayStation®4 redefines rich and immersive gameplay with powerful graphics and speed, intelligent personalization and deeply integrated social capabilities. PSNSM, that includes PlayStation®Store, delivers unparalleled online gaming experience to PlayStation users. SCEI also delivers the PlayStation experience to open operating systems through PlayStation®Mobile, a cross device platform. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, SCEI, along with its affiliated companies, Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd., and its division company, Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia, develops, publishes, markets and distributes hardware and software, and manages the third party licensing programs for these platforms in their respective markets worldwide.
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