Jan 8 2014, 11:55am CST | by Sumayah Aamir
Sony's PS4 system is now available in 53 countries and territories globally. Sony reports strong sales for its PlayStation 4 consoles and software over the holidays. Sony has announced yesterday that it has sold 4.2 million PS4 consoles as of December 28, 2013. And the sales of PS4 software also remained strong during the holiday season. More than 9.7 million copies sold in retail stores worldwide and through digital downloads on PlayStation Store.
PS4 gameplay streaming has also reached over 1.7 million broadcasts till date. PS4 gamers are actively streaming their gameplay experience from PS4 consoles using video streaming platforms, Twitch and Ustream. More than 55 million minutes of gameplay streaming has been done till date. Twitch reports that 20% of their broadcasters are PS4 owners. Ustream is also reporting an average of 40 minutes of PS4 gameplay streaming per broadcaster. All these gameplay broadcast generate nearly 22 million spectate sessions.
President and Group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc., Andrew House said, "The momentum of the PS4 system keeps getting stronger and we couldn't be more thrilled gamers worldwide are enjoying the incredibly immersive gaming experiences along with deep social capabilities and entertainment provided by our network. After a remarkable launch, we look forward to bringing even more exciting content and continuing to explore the power of the PS4 system by adding new features and services, including PlayStation Now, in 2014."
Some of the top selling PS4 games included Call of Duty: Ghosts from Activision, Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag from Ubisoft, Battlefield 4 and FIFA 14 from Electronic Arts Inc., and Killzone Shadow Fall from Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios (SCE WWS).
Source: Develop Magazine
Source: Digital Spy
Source: Develop Magazine
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