Sony says sales of its new Playstation 4 games console have now passed the 7 million mark.
Launched at the end of last year, the PS4’s lower price gave it an early advantage over its rival, Microsoft’s Xbox One, which it’s rumoured to have outsold by at least 1.5 to 1.
The latest sales update includes global purchases as of April 6th and suggest Sony has sold at least 1m additional units since it announced 6million sales on March 4th.
Sony says sales of games “remain strong” with more than 20.5 million copies sold in retail stores and through its PlayStation digital downloads store as of April 13th, 2014.
“The response from the global gaming community for PS4 has been overwhelming and we are truly humbled that gamers are selecting PS4 as their next generation console of choice,” said Andrew House, President and Group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
“The PS4 journey has just begun, and although we are still facing difficulties keeping up with the strong demand worldwide, we remain steadfast in our commitment to meet the needs of our customers, and surpassing the wildest expectations of gamers by delivering new user experiences that inspire and engage.
“We look forward to unveiling many of these experiences to our fans in the coming months.”