TOKYO Feb 18 Sony Corp said it has
sold 5.3 million Playstation 4 game consoles as of Feb. 8,
surpassing its full-year target ahead of its release in Japan
Sony had said that it hoped to sell 5 million units by the
end of March after releasing the Playstation 4 on Nov. 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 Feb. 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.