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PS4 worldwide sales past 6 million; more than 100 million shares

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Worldwide sales of the PlayStation 4 console have now surpassed six million, Sony announced Tuesday.

According to the press release, the PS4 reached six million sales as of March 2nd, thanks to the system's recent launch in Japan. Beginning February 22nd, the PS4 sold sold 370,000 units in Japan; above the original estimates made by Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu. On software sales, Sony reported over 13.7 million PS4 games were purchased worldwide through retail and digital. "Killzone: Shadow Fall" has sold over 2.1 million worldwide, which was previously reported by Sony Europe community manager Chris Owen back in late January. Sony also advertised upcoming PS4 games in their press release, such as the March release of "Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes" and the currently undecided release of "Driveclub."

Other interesting statistics revealed within the press releases as follows:

  • The PlayStation App has been installed over 3.6 million times as of March 2
  • The PS4 "Share" button has been used over 100 million times
  • Over 3.6 million gameplay broadcasts have been streamed from the PS4 via Twitch and Ustream
  • Gameplay broadcasts generated more than 56 million spectate sessions

With worldwide PS4 sales now at six million, that put's Sony's console above Nintendo's 5.86 million worldwide sales of the Wii U obtained last year, and Microsoft's 3 million worldwide Xbox One announced January.

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