PS4 has sold 2.1 million units, confirms Sony

Sony has announced that the PlayStation 4 has sold 2.1 million units globally since it staggered launch in November.

The next-generation console was released in North America on November 15, and later launched in the U.K. and Europe on November 29.

In the U.K., the console sold 250,000 units in just 48 hours, becoming the fastest-selling video games console in British history -- a record previously held by the PlayStation Portable.

“Now, with PS4′s global launch expanding to a total of 32 countries worldwide, including Europe and Latin America, I’m proud to announce that more than 2.1 million PS4s have been sold,” commented Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) President and Group CEO, Andrew House.

“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 line-up 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.”

Read part 1 of our PS4 hardware review here.

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