Stabby stabby. Shooty shooty.
It’s like the launch of Playstation 2 all over again as Sony announce to the world that it’s next generation games console has passed the 2 million mark world wide.
In the US and Canada, Sony sold one million PS4 consoles within 24 hours. Then on 29th of November the console launched in Europe and Australasia, adding 700,000 sales from both of those territories as of 1st December including 250,000 in the UK.
PS4 is now available in 32 countries with global sales now passing the 2.1 million mark.
Sony Computer Entertainment boss Andrew House said: “It’s an impressive and record-setting accomplishment for our company and for our industry, and we couldn’t have done it without you. I want to personally thank PlayStation fans, both old and new, for your vote of confidence.
“The best part: the PS4 journey has just begun. In addition to an incredible lineup of PS4 games from the best developers in the world, we will continue to introduce valuable new features and services to PS4 in the months and years ahead.
“While PS4′s capabilities will continue to evolve, our commitment to gamers and breakthrough entertainment remains steadfast. We believe that video games represent the pinnacle of artistry and entertainment, and we will work tirelessly to make sure that PlayStation remains the best place to play.
“Thank you for your passion and your support – we couldn’t have done this without you.”
Sony are expecting to sell 3m PS4 units by the end of 2013.
By stark contrast, Nintendo’s Wii U continues to flounder having sold just 450,000 units in the last six months, placing the unit firmly in last place with very little hope of recovery. Even the release of a key IP has failed to reverse the systems fortunes in the build up to Christmas.
Don’t get me wrong I like the Wii U, in fact I fully intend to pick one come the New Year. Nevertheless when your top selling franchise fails to make its way into the top ten, thus further highlighting that your new gaming system is failing to ignite the interest of gamers across the globe, alarm bells must start ringing.
1) Call of Duty: Ghosts
2) Fifa 14
3) Battlefield 4
4) Killzone: Shadow Fall
5) Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
6) Lego Marvel Super Heroes
7) Grand Theft Auto 5
8) Need For Speed: Rivals
9) Just Dance 2014
10) Batman: Arkham Origins
11) Skylanders Swap Force
12) Mincraft Xbox 360 Edition
14) Super Mario 3D World
Granted Mario 3D World launched the same day as the PS4 so that undoubtedly had a part to play, but this is Mario and Mario has always done very well for Nintendo.
What’s more is that Mario 3D World is one of the best games released this last, generation, or whatever you wish to call it.
Regrettably most gamers will probably never find out how delightful Mario’s latest outing is as the pull of the powerhouse consoles of Microsoft and Sony simply becomes too much for them.
Sad times ahead for Nintendo’s home console methinks. But in a bid to cheer you up here’s a picture of Kelly Brook.
Today, I jump aboard the Youtube “unboxing” bandwagon to show off I have 350 quid more disposable income than you.