Sony reveals PlayStation 4 has surpassed 4.2 Million Sales Globally

Today Sony have revealed that the PlayStation 4 has 4.2 Million Cumulative sales worldwide as of December 28th 2013 which shows the explosive growth of the PS4 Platform.

“The Momentum of the PS4 system keeps getting stronger and we couldn’t be more thrilled Gamers worldwide are enjoying the incredibly immersive gaming experiences along with deep social capabilities and entertainment provided by our network,” said Andrew House, President and Group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. “After a remarkable launch, we look forward to bringing even more exciting content and continuing to explore the power of the PS4 system by adding new features and services, Including PlayStation Now in 2014.”

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PS4 software sales remained strong throughout the holiday season with more than 9.7 million copies sold in both retail stores worldwide and digital downloads on the PlayStation Store. A few of the top selling games include Call of Duty: Ghosts from Activision, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag from Ubisoft, Battlefield 4 & Fifa 14 from Electronic Arts & Killzone Shadow Fall from Sony Computer Entertainment. Many PS4 owners have taken advantage of the features and benefits of the PlayStation Plus membership service. Global PS Plus Subscriptions have increased by more than 90% since the PS4 launch. PS Plus Members have access to the Instant Game Collection and can play the full versions of popular titles without a time limit and at no extra cost. The current games available on the service is Resogun from Sony Computer Entertainment & Contrast from Compulsion Games with more titles to be added this year including Don’t Starve & Driveclub.

PS4 gamers are actively sharing their gameplay experience through the PS4 system’s unique sharing capabilities. To date, more than 1.7 million gameplay broadcasts have been streamed from PS4 systemsvia video streaming platforms, Twitch and Ustream, totaling more than 55 million minutes.  According to Twitch, 20% of their broadcasters are PS4 owners. Ustream is also reporting an average of 40 minutes of streaming per broadcaster.  All these gameplay broadcast generate nearly 22 million spectate sessions.

Driveclub is set to be included on PS+ later this year.
Driveclub is set to be included on PS+ later this year.

The PS4 is now available in 53 countries and territories globally.

So what do you make of this news? Do you have a PS4? What games are you hoping appear on PS4 PS+? What PS4 games are you looking forward to this year? Be sure to let me know in the comments section below and be sure to stay tuned to UGNN for all your gaming news and reviews.

Article by Matthew McNamee

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