PlayStation 4 sales have crossed over the 5 million mark way before Sony’s forecasts, according to the company’s latest estimates. Sony announced that they have more than 5.3 million PlayStation 4 sales as of February 8, which means it has sold-out around a million units since the start of the new year. The figure is specified as “sell-through,” representing sales to consumers instead of shipments to retailers.
The console hit 4.2 million sales on December 28 last year, therefore it looked quite possible to eclipse Sony’s aim of 5 million units sold-out by the end of March 2014.
In comparison, Microsoft’s Xbox One shipped 3.9 million units by the end of 2013, with sales to consumers going beyond the 3 million mark. Meanwhile, the Wii U – that launched a year earlier than the other two top class systems – shipped 5.86 million in total by the close of 2013, and that figure is expected to touch the 6 million mark in March 2014.