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Sony has sold over 2.1 million PS4s since launch

Posted on: December 4th, 2013 by SoftwarePatch.com No Comments

(Source: digitaltrends.com)

Sony has revealed the numbers for the PlayStation 4, and it’s looking fantastic for them. As of December 1st, 2.1 million consoles were sold worldwide since the US launch on November 15 – 700,000 were generated by sales in Europe and Australasia two days after the PS4’s release in those regions. “PS4 delivered the best launch in PlayStation history,” stated Andrew House, Sony Computer Entertainment President and group CEO. “Demand remains incredibly strong and continues to overwhelm the supply worldwide.”

Rivals Microsoft have yet to reveal their own figures for the Xbox One (launched a week after the PS4) in November. However the Xbox One has matched Sony in that it has also sold 1 million units in 24 hours.

GTA V smashes six world records

Posted on: October 9th, 2013 by SoftwarePatch.com No Comments

The meteoric rise of Grand Theft Auto 5 had all but been confirmed when Guinness World Records announced that the game had broken six world records. GTA V has earned the highest revenue generated by an entertainment product in 24 hours, and the fastest entertainment properly to exceed $1 billion.  GTA V has also been the best-selling video game in 24 hours, best-selling action adventure game in 24 hours, fastest video game to gross $1 billion, and highest grossing video game in 24 hours.

GTA V’s sales so far have beaten GTA IV’s lifetime sales, and game creators Rockstar have knocked rivals Activision out of pole position. Activision’s Call of Duty series used to hold most of the awards above, and with the fourth game in the series due for release on 5 November they have a lot of groundwork to make for.

Despite the regularly reported bugs frustrating users and their gaming experience, the demand for GTA V remains high, and only seems to be getting stronger. It remains to see whether Call of Duty: Ghosts will amass the same success.