Sony has announced that more than 2.1 million PlayStation 4 consoles have been sold worldwide. Sony Computer Entertainment President and Group CEO Andrew House revealed the latest figure, while reiterating a few other goals for the next-gen system.
Sony's PS4 first launched in the United States on November 15 where it went on to sell over a million units in 24 hours. Following its release in the UK on November 29, the PS4 became the country's fastest-selling console ever, moving more than 250,000 units in just 48 hours.
Speaking of the PS4's 2.1 million sales figure, House commented, "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," he said on the PlayStation Blog. "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 videogames 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," House concluded.
Sony expects to sell three million consoles by the end of the year, and hit the five million mark by March 2014. Unless consumer demand subsides — and I don't see that happening anytime soon — it looks like the company is well on its way to reaching its goals.