Sony sells more than 7 million Playstation 4 consoles
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Sony Corp sold more than 7 million PlayStation 4 units as of April 6 and is struggling to keep pace with demand for the video game console, the company said on Wednesday.
"Although we are still facing difficulties keeping up with the strong demand worldwide, we remain steadfast in our commitment to meet the needs of our customers," Andrew House, president and group chief executive officer of Sony Computer Entertainment, said in a statement.
In February, the Japanese company had said it sped past its full-year target of 5 million units by the end of March this year. It had sold 6 million PlayStation 4 units as of March 2.
PlayStation 4 software sales - retail and digital - touched 20.5 million copies worldwide as of April 13, the company said in its statement.
The console went on sale on Nov. 29 in the United States, Western Europe and Latin America, around the same time that rival Microsoft Corp's Xbox One was released. That console topped 3 million units at the end of last year.
(Reporting by Malathi Nayak. Editing by Andre Grenon and Cynthia Osterman)
- Tweet this
- Share this
- Digg this
Trending On Reuters
Fashion Designers Go Online
Amazon has chosen a long-term, layered strategy to tap into the demand from online shoppers, set to cross 250 million by 2020 in India. But can designer wear be successful in a medium that attracts many of its users because of discounts? Vikas Purohit, head of fashion at Amazon India, tells India Insight that he foresees the country’s top designers creating products especially suited to online retail to tackle price considerations. Interview
Co-pilot appears to have crashed Germanwings plane on purpose, prosecutor says Full Article
Yemeni leader Hadi leaves country as Saudi Arabia keeps up air strikes on Houthi rebels Full Article
Indian designers will create new products for online shoppers: Amazon India fashion head Full Article