Sony has reported this morning the sales numbers following the Japanese launch. These global numbers help reflect what the gamers' choice is in the new generation. The cumulative sales have now surpasses six million world wide. Sony states that more than 90% of PS4s are online. There have also been more than 3.6 million live broadcasts using Twitch and Ustream. With users being able to spectate these streams, Sony estimates that 56 million spectate sessions have been used, and that 20% of daily broadcasters on Twitch are PS4 gamers. Sony also confirms that at least 100 million shared items have been captured and shared on Facebook and Twitter.
As you’ve probably read by now, cumulative PS4 sales have now surpassed six million units worldwide following the successful launch in Japan just over a week ago. It’s truly humbling to see the rate at which gamers across the globe are choosing PS4 as their next gen console of choice. Even more exciting is what happens when gamers power up their PS4s. In the United States, more than 90% of PS4s are online, enabling gamers to connect, compete and share their greatness with friends and fellow gamers.
Developers are now aiming for new interactive experiences on the PS4. Integrated live broadcasting features that will involve the viewers more is the next step. The upcoming free title on PlayStation Plus, Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition, will have a built in Broadcast+ Mode where players can stream and viewers on a PS4 or a web browser can influence positive and negative effects during gameplay. More social feedback is coming to future titles Dynasty Warriors 8 Xtreme Legends Complete Edition and Daylight, both due in the coming months. The official press notice can be viewed on the PlayStation Blog.