Sony sells 5.3 million Playstation consoles, exceeds full-year target

TOKYO Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:31am EST

A logo of Sony Corp is seen outside its showroom in Tokyo February 5, 2014. REUTERS/Yuya Shino

A logo of Sony Corp is seen outside its showroom in Tokyo February 5, 2014.

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TOKYO (Reuters) - Sony Corp said it has sold 5.3 million Playstation 4 game consoles as of February 8, surpassing its full-year target ahead of its release in Japan next week.

Sony had said that it hoped to sell 5 million units by the end of March after releasing the Playstation 4 on November 29 in the United States, Western Europe and Latin America and rolling it out across other Asian countries since then.

The console will go on sale in Japan on February 22, the last country currently scheduled to handle the device.

Microsoft Corp said in January that it had sold more than 3 million of its Xbox One console by the end of December after it was also released in late November.

(Reporting by Sophie Knight; Editing by Matt Driskill)

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Comments (2)
sabrefencer wrote:
finally, some excellent news for sony….excellent job, keep it up… see if you can apply the successes here, to some of your other businesses…

Feb 18, 2014 10:51am EST  --  Report as abuse
dick0 wrote:
“Sony said it has sold 5.3 million Playstation 4 game consoles …

Microsoft said in January that it had sold more than 3 million of its Xbox One consoles..”

Isn’t there the teeny-tiny difference that Sony means to actual users and Microsoft to the channel?

Feb 20, 2014 1:47am EST  --  Report as abuse
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