Richi Jennings

PS4 'winning' sales war: 2.1M sold out as soon as back in stock

December 04, 2013 6:31 AM EST

Andrew House PS4 FTW
Sony VP Andrew House: Proud.

Sony (TYO:6758) (NYSE:SNE) wants us all to know that it's winning the console war. It can't make the PlayStation 4 fast enough: Every time they're back in stock, they're sold out again. It says it's sold over 2.1 million—on average, more than 100,000 per day—despite its BLOD sabotage issues. Microsoft, meanwhile, mumbles something about dead zombies.

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Kana Inagaki writes the news from 日本国, 東京都:

Sony Corp. said...sales of its PlayStation 4 topped 2.1 million units in less than a month. ... Sony sold more than one million units on the first day of PS4′s launch in North America [and] 700,000 units in Europe and Australasia since the PS4′s launch there on Nov. 29.
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The PS4 appears to have pulled ahead of Microsoft’s more-expensive Xbox One.  MORE


 
Tony Smith alliterates absolutely amiably:

Proud-as-Punch PlayStation purveyor Sony has cheerfully revealed it has sold more than two million PS4s [via] Andrew House, President and Group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment.
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The words used imply Sony is discussing over-the-counter sales rather than shipments from its factories and warehouses into the retail channel. ... House promised Sony will bring “new features and services to PS4 in the months and years ahead” and the device “will continue to evolve.”  MORE


 
What of the competition? Kyle Orland asked the makers of the Xbox One:

Microsoft's Xbox VP Yusuf Mehdi didn't provide any solid update on sales numbers, but he did say that Microsoft is "seeing record breaking sales. ... Demand is far exceeding supply in the 13 countries we’ve launched and we are sold out at retailers around the world."
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(Microsoft has also put out a press release saying that there have been "over 3 billion zombies killed in 'Dead Rising 3,'" among other impossible-to-compare facts.)  MORE


 
Adam runs the Gauntlett: [You're fired -Ed.]

It's been a good launch for Sony so far...by this point Sony's new console is available in 32 countries all over the globe. ... Demand's been so strong that the PSN has suffered outages, now all those new machines are trying to access the network. PSN problems may persist throughout the holiday period.
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Will there be enough supply to meet holiday demand? Well, Sony thinks so.  MORE


 
Meanwhile, JD88 scratched his head:

I really don't understand these consoles. Their hardware is already outdated and can't even render today's games in true 1080.
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My guess is Sony and Microsoft are using the relatively low end hardware as a temporary solution until we more fully transition into game streaming and cloud based gaming, for which these consoles will be fine. ... It's all about securing a place in the living room.  MORE


 

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