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Published on April 16th, 2014 | by gareth


Full Press Release From Sony Shows 7 Million Playstation 4 and 20 Million Game Units Sold

TOKYO, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) today
announced that the PlayStation®4 (PS4™) computer entertainment system has
cumulatively sold through more than 7.0 million units*1 globally as of April 6, 2014
(JST), demonstrating the rapid growth of the PS4 platform.

"The response from the global gaming community for PS4 has been overwhelming
and we are truly humbled that gamers are selecting PS4 as their next generation
console of choice," said Andrew House, President and Group CEO of Sony Computer
Entertainment Inc. "The PS4 journey has just begun, and although we are still
facing difficulties keeping up with the strong demand worldwide, we remain steadfast
in our commitment to meet the needs of our customers, and surpassing the wildest
expectations of gamers by delivering new user experiences that inspire and engage.
We look forward to unveiling many of these experiences to our fans in the coming

PS4 software sales also remain strong with more than 20.5 million*2 copies sold in
retail stores worldwide and through digital downloads on PlayStation®Store as of
April 13, 2014 (JST). PS4 owners will be immersed in a broad portfolio of
breakthrough games, across all genres, with approximately 120 titles*3 available or
coming in 2014. The PS4 system’s games portfolio will continue to expand with highly
anticipated titles such as Destiny (Activision), The Elder Scrolls Online
(Bethesda), Alien: Isolation (SEGA), NBA 2K15 (2K), Watch_Dogs™ (Ubisoft
Entertainment), #DRIVECLUB (SCE WWS), MLB 14: The Show (SCE WWS) and The Order 1886
(SCE WWS). The independent development community continues to deliver innovative new
titles for PS4. Upcoming games for 2014 include N++ (Metanet Software), GALAK-Z: The
Dimensional (17 Bit Games), Transistor (Supergiant Games), Secret Ponchos
(Switchblade Monkeys Entertainment), The Witness (Thekla, Inc.), Octodad: Dadliest
Catch (Young Horses) and Daylight (Zombie Studios).

The integrated social capabilities of PS4 continue to be wildly popular with gamers.
More than 135 million shares*4 have been captured via the "SHARE" button
on the Wireless Controller (DUALSHOCK®4). Broadcasting via video streaming
platforms Twitch and Ustream continues its explosive growth with more than 4.9
million gameplay broadcasts*5 and nearly 90 million spectate sessions*6. PS4 owners
are also utilizing broadcasting features only possible on PlayStation®.
Interactive streaming, which allows spectators to join sessions or interact with
broadcasted games and affect gameplay by increasing or reducing obstacles and
challenges, is exclusively available in popular titles out now including DYNASTY
WARRIORS® 8: Xtreme Legends® Complete Edition (TECMO KOEI GAMES CO., LTD)
and Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition (SCE WWS).

The PS4 system is currently available in 72 countries and regions*7 worldwide.

*1 Number of retail sales to consumers is estimated by SCEI. PS4 sales data in Japan
collected 2/22/2014 –4 /6/2014. PS4 sales data in North America collected
11/15/2013 – 4/5/2014, in Europe and Latin America collected 11/29/2013
– 4/5/2014, and in Asia collected 11/29/2013 –4/6/2014.

*2 Number of retail sales to consumers is estimated by SCEI. PS4 sales data in Japan
collected 2/22/2014 –4 /13/2014. PS4 sales data in North America collected
11/15/2013 – 4/12/2014, in Europe and Latin America collected 11/29/2013
– 4/12/2014, and in Asia collected 11/29/2013 –4/6/2014.

*3 Number of titles based on information available as of 3/31/14. For more
information, please visit

*4 Data as of 3/31/2014.

*5 Data as of 3/31/2014.

*6 Data as of 3/31/2014.

*7 As of 3/31/2014.

About the Author

Syndicated movie & game critic, writer, author and frequent radio guest. His work has appeared in over 60 publications worldwide and he is the creator of the rising entertainment site and publication “Skewed and Reviewed”. He has three books of film, game reviews and interviews published and is a well-received and in demand speaker on the convention circuit. Gareth has appeared in movies and is a regular guest on a top-rated Seattle morning show. He has also appeared briefly in films such as “Prefountaine”, “Postal”. “Far Cry”. and others. Gareth is also an in-demand speaker at several conventions and has conducted popular panels for over two decades.

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