Since the PlayStation 4 launched just over three weeks ago in the USA, the console has sold 2.1 million units. This figure includes the more recent launches in Australia and EU territories. As SCEI CEO Andrew House puts it, this is a “record-setting accomplishment” for the company. At the American launch on 15 November, 1 million units were sold in the first 24 hours.
With an adoption rate like this, House admitted that Sony is having to work extra hard to ensure a supply of consoles as we approach the holiday season. “Demand remains incredibly strong and continues to overwhelm the supply worldwide, but we are diligently working to meet those growing demands and to deliver additional PS4 units to our retail partners throughout the holiday season. We are extremely grateful for the passion of PlayStation fans and thank them for their continued support.”
The PlayStation 4 will launch in South Africa next week Friday, on 13 December 2013.