Sony talks numbers for the PS4's first calendar month of sales.
Sony has already broken UK sales records with its PS4 and now the company is talking November sales figures. According to the company, the brand new PlayStation 4 console sold in excess of two million units last month. Given the PS4 only launched in mid-November, those numbers definitely aren't too shabby.
Speaking in a press release pushed live early Tuesday morning, Sony said sales for the PS4 stood at 2.1 million as of December 1. This includes 700,000 units sold in Europe and Australia following the PS4's November 29 launch in those territories.
"PS4 delivered the best launch in PlayStation history with the North American release and we've continued this incredibly successful start in Europe, Australasia and Latin America," said Andrew House, President and Group CEO, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. "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 PS4 system became available on November 15 in the United States and Canada and on November 29 in Europe, Australasia and Latin America and is now available in 32 countries around the world. The UAE and Saudi Arabia will follow on December 13, with Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, and Malaysia getting the console on December 17, 18, 19, and 20, respectively. Japan will get the console last, with the PS4 not arriving until February 22 of 2014.
The PS4 console packs an eight-core 64-bit x86 Jaguar CPU from AMD; a GPU with a unified array of 18 compute units, collectively capable of generating 1.84 Teraflops of processing power; 8 GB of RAM; 802.11n WiFi; Bluetooth 2.1; USB 3.0; and an upgradeable 500 GB hard drive.