Sony revealed some impressive sales numbers for the PlayStation 4 during CES 2014.
During their press conference at CES 2014, Sony PlayStation Entertainment CEO Andrew House had some startlingly strong metrics to share regarding worldwide sales of the company’s next-gen PlayStation 4 console.
According to House, Sony has managed to sell roughly 4.2 million PlayStation 4 units around the world during the period between the console’s launch and December 28th, 2013. House was also careful to clarify that the 4.2 million number was based on the number of units actually purchased by buyers and not merely the number of units shipped to retailers.
These new numbers have officially put Sony ahead of Microsoft, which recently revealed that 3 million units of its own next-gen Xbox One console have been sold worldwide. Along with the debut of its upcoming PlayStation Now service, which will allow PlayStation 4 players to stream older PlayStation titles, it is clear that Sony is starting off 2014 on the right foot. We’ll have to see whether the company can keep this momentum up throughout the year but it’s hard not to feel strongly optimistic for Sony.