Sony’s PlayStation 4 has reached 2.1 million consoles sold after launching in South America and Europe late last week. SCE CEO Andrew House has the milestone “an impressive and record-setting accomplishment.”
Sony is yet to launch the new PlayStation in it’s home country of Japan which is due next year.
Andrew House announced the sales figure, whilst thanking PlayStation fans, in a post on the corporation’s blog.
“PS4′s North American debut on 15th November was PlayStation’s largest ever, with more than one million gamers picking up a PS4 in just 24 hours. Now, with PS4′s global launch expanding to a total of 32 countries worldwide, including Europe and Latin America, I’m proud to announce that more than 2.1 million PS4s have been sold.
“It’s an impressive and record-setting accomplishment for our company and for our industry and we couldn’t have done it without you,” continued House. “I want to personally thank PlayStation fans, both old and new, for your vote of confidence. The best part: the PS4 journey has just begun. In addition to an incredible line-up of PS4 games from the best developers in the world, we will continue to introduce valuable new features and services to PS4 in the months and years ahead.
“While PS4′s capabilities will continue to evolve, our commitment to gamers and breakthrough entertainment remains steadfast. We believe that videogames represent the pinnacle of artistry and entertainment, and we will work tirelessly to make sure that PlayStation remains the best place to play.”
While PlayStation has been selling exceedingly well, Target and Walmart recently announced that the Xbox One was the console of choice during North American Black Friday sales events. Microsoft has not released sales figures at this time.