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Japan launch boosts Sony sales of PS4 past 6M units, half with PS Plus accounts

What do you make of the PS4 sales figures?
What do you make of the PS4 sales figures?

Just less than two weeks after the Sony launched the PlayStation 4 in the Japanese region, the platform holder has garnered more than 700,000 sales of the next-gen console, sending the total number of PS4 units sold north of 6 million total since November, according to a report today from GameSpot.

Sony had already exceeded expectations for sales of the PS4 when they announced they’d moved 5.3 million units before the Japan launch on Feb. 22. You can read more of that Examiner report by clicking here.

Now topping 6 million, Sony’s exceeded its sales goal of for the system by 1 million units, as they’d hoped to sell 5 million PS4s by the end of March.

Andrew House, president of Sony Computer Entertainment, said he was “absolutely delighted” with how the Japanese region has received the PS4.

And with the strong console numbers, Sony is also experiencing a flood of PS Plus subscribers, which is required on the next-gen console for online gameplay.

Of the 6 million PS4 owners worldwide, Sony reports at least half have subscriptions to the online service.

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