PlayStation 4 Sales Hit 6 Million Milestone

The console went on sale in Japan just last month

   

playstation-4-microsoft-tech-giftsSony’s (SNE) next-generation video gaming console continues to post strong sales.

The PlayStation 4 has now sold 6 million units around the world, according to Sony. That marks a healthy increase from the 5.3 million PlayStation 4 units that the Japanese electronics giant said had been sold through Feb. 8, CNET notes.

Sony Sells More PS4s Than Forecast
Sony Sells More PS4s Than Forecast

Japanese consumers finally got their chance to buy the PlayStation 4 when it debuted in Sony’s home market on Feb. 22. The PlayStation 4 has sold 377,000 units in Japan since it launched in the country.

The PlayStation 4 hit North American store shelves back in November. PS4 sales were reported to have exceeded 2 million units during the first two after its launch.

Microsoft (MSFT) also launched its next-generation Xbox One console in November. Microsoft has not released any recent sales figures for the Xbox One — which is priced $100 higher than the PS4.

Last month, Sony said that the Playstation 4 had generated almost double the Xbox One’s sales during January.

The PS4 is a bright spot in Sony’s otherwise troubled electronics business. Sony recently announced plans to exit the personal computer market and separate its money-losing TV business.

Sony stock climbed more than 1% in Tuesday trading. SNE stock has risen about 10% over the past year.

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