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PS4 game console reaches 6 million units sold globally since launch

Sony offers new global sales numbers and other tidbits about the PS4 game console.

Published Tue, Mar 4 2014 10:07 AM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:18 PM CST

Back in late February, Sony offered up some details on the PS4 game console and the number of units sold globally since it launched. The numbers showed that as of February 18, the console had sold 5.3 million units globally. Sales in Japan have helped that number grow significantly in short order.

PS4 game console reaches 6 million units sold globally since launch |

Sony announced yesterday that the PS4 game console has now reached 6 million units sold globally. That is a gain of around 700,000 units sold in only a couple weeks. Sony also detailed some other interesting items about the console.

There have been more than 3.6 million live broadcasts and 56 million spectate sessions via Twitch and Ustream from the PS4. Sony notes that PS4 gamers account for almost 20% of all daily broadcasts on Twitch. Another interesting tidbit is that the share button on the PS4 controller has been pressed over 10 million times.

Back in December 2013, the share button had been used nearly 10 million times. The share button lets users share achievements on Facebook and Twitter. In the US, Sony says that 90% of all PS4 consoles are online.

Shane is a long time technology writer who has been writing full time for over a decade. Shane will cover all sorts of news for TweakTown including tech and other topics. When not writing about all things geeky, he can be found at the track teaching noobs how to race cars.

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