Sony says it has sold more than 5.3 million PlayStation 4 consoles around the world as of February 8th.
Launched at the end of last year, the PS4 has reportedly outsold it’s rival, Microsoft’s Xbox One thanks to a lower price.
Microsoft’s decision to bundle the Kinect controller with its new console has helped push the price up way above its Japanese rival – the Xbox One costs a whopping £429 compared to £349 for the PS4.
The difference means a PS4 bought with a game or extra controller costs less the standalone Xbox One, the cost of which nears £500 when bought with a game.
“I am thrilled that so many customers around the globe have continued to select PS4 as the best place to play throughout and beyond the holiday season,” said Andrew House, President and Group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
“We are delighted that according to the NPD Group’s latest data, PS4 was January’s top-selling console in the United States. The PS4 system’s momentum just keeps growing stronger, and we are extremely grateful for the continued passion and support of PlayStation fans.
“February 22 sees the launch of PS4 in Japan, and I’m looking forward to Japanese fans sharing the excitement of the deep social capabilities and entertainment experiences only possible on PS4.”