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Sony PS4 console sales top 5 million worldwide

Published on Feb 19, 2014 6:09 AM
 
A customer looks at game consoles including Xbox One and Sony's PS4.  -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - Sony on Monday appeared to be winning the latest battle in a long-running videogame console war.

The Japanese consumer electronics and entertainment titan announced that it has sold more than 5.4 million PlayStation 4 (PS4) consoles since the new-generation gaming system debuted in November of last year.

"I am thrilled that so many customers around the globe have continued to select PS4 as the best place to play throughout and beyond the holiday season," Sony Computer Entertainment group chief Andrew House said in a release.

"The PS4 system's momentum just keeps growing stronger." The PS4 is set for release in Japan on February 22, with sales on its home turf expected to widen the lead over Xbox One. Microsoft said it sold a million Xbox One consoles in the day after its release and that figure reportedly tripled by the start of this year.

 
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