Sony announced that its PlayStation 4 console has passed 7 million units sold worldwide as of April 6, 2014. This number represents sold to consumers, and not just units sold to retailers.
Additionally, Sony revealed that over 20.5 million games have been sold, both at digital and at retail, to consumers as of April 13, 2014. That represents a significant uptick in games sold, bringing PlayStation 4’s attach rate to 2.93 games per console (in January, the attach rate hovered around 2.3).
Sony also noted that 135 million shares have been “captured” using DualShock 4’s Share button, and that there have been 4.9 million game broadcasts so far, with 90 million spectatpr sessions.
PlayStation 4 sales have been confidently announced multiple times since the console’s release in November of 2013, a drastic change from Sony’s sporadic sales milestone announcements for PlayStation 3 (and the virtually non-existent updates for the struggling PS Vita). Indeed, it only took a single day for PlayStation 4 to sell over one million units in North America alone, a game industry record.
We’re still waiting to get the next batch of figures from Microsoft regarding the XBox One sales. But we suspect that Sony may have the lead here.