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Sony sells 7 million Playstation consoles

Published on Apr 17, 2014 6:37 AM
A man takes pictures of an advertisement board for PlayStation 4 game consoles before its domestic launch event outside the Sony Showroom in Tokyo on Feb 21, 2014. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

SAN FRANCISCO (REUTERS) - Sony Corp has sold over 7 million Playstation 4 video game consoles as of April 6, the company said on Wednesday.

In February, the Japanese company said it surpassed its full-year target of 5 million units by the end of March.

The console went on sale on Nov 29 in the United States, Western Europe and Latin America, around the same time that rival Microsoft Corp's Xbox One was released. That console topped 3 million units at the end of last year.