Sony is very, very, very happy with the turnaround in its gaming fortunes from the occasionally berated PS3 with its horrible pricing, delayed launch in Europe, difficulty in development. It's unleashed some figures for PS4 in fact.
This fact that the company has been so forthcoming with sales figures for the hardware platform is in itself a sign of growing confidence. The most recent set of figures prior to the ones we're going to show you came in relation to NPD figures. Microsoft took the road of combining Xbox 360 and Xbox One figures you may recall.
According to VentureBeat, Sony has confirmed its figures from NPD, "Sony said today that it has sold more than 5.3 million PlayStation 4 units in the 13 weeks since the next-generation video game console launched. That is a record-breaking performance for the consoles and it will be a tough tally for rival Microsoft to top."
Andrew House, president and Group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment says, “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. We are delighted that according to the NPD Group’s latest data, PS4 was January’s top-selling console in the United States.”
He continued, "The PS4 system’s momentum just keeps growing stronger, and we are extremely grateful for the continued passion and support of PlayStation fans. February 22 sees the launch of PS4 in Japan, and I’m looking forward to Japanese fans sharing the excitement of the deep social capabilities and entertainment experiences only possible on PS4.”