During Sony‘s presentation at the Consumer Electronics Show 2014, president of SCEI Andrew House announced that PS4 has sold 4.2 million units.
It’s been a great holiday overall for video games. With PS4 selling 9.7 million units of software, the Wii U reaching its 5 million unit mark, and Xbox One selling 3 million consoles, there appears to be no signs of the console market slowing down. Whether this momentum can be maintained remains to be seen, as it is the holidays, and near launch for Xbox One and PS4. On top of all this, the PS4 has surpassed Sony’s recent projection of 3 million sales by the end of the year.
If heavy hitters like Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts 3 can be released soon, then Sony can continue to enjoy a smooth sales trend; it all depends on software. Another factor of course is Sony’s competitors. With games like Mario Kart 8 and Titanfall fast on their way, they’ll need some good games in the pipeline to compete with the Xbox One and Wii U. On the hardware end it seems that things are going rather smoothly as well. The biggest failure rates occurred during launch. Since then there have been little to no reports at all of the red pulsing light of death. It’s pretty neck and neck right now, so there’s no telling how this generation will go. Though it’s pretty safe to say that console gaming is indeed still going strong.