Sony Computer Entertainment yesterday announced that the PlayStation 4 (PS4) console has cumulatively sold through more than 7-million units globally as of April 6, 2014.
“The response from the global gaming community for PS4 has been overwhelming and we are truly humbled that gamers are selecting PS4 as their next generation console of choice,” said Andrew House, President and Group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
“The PS4 journey has just begun, and 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, and surpassing the wildest expectations of gamers by delivering new user experiences that inspire and engage. We look forward to unveiling many of these experiences to our fans in the coming months.”
PS4 software sales also remain strong with more than 20.5 million copies sold in retail stores worldwide and through digital downloads on PlayStation Store.
The company also announced that a PS4 system software update (v1.70) will be made available soon. “We’ll be releasing a major system software update for PS4 that will add some exciting new features that many of you have been asking for.”
The 1.70 update will enable SHAREfactory, where users can now easily combine captured video clips for editing, personalize them with special effects using filters, transitions, and themes, as well as share them with friends and social networks.
SHAREfactory also allows users to personalize videos by adding text, stickers, and a set of included audio tracks, as well as video commentary with picture-in-picture capability with PlayStation Camera.
The PS4 is in direct competition with Microsoft’s Xbox One, which according to Microsoft, has sold 3.9 million units as of 23 January 2014.