Sony PlayStation 4 reaches 7 million units sold milestone

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Sony on Wednesday announced that it has sold more than 7 million PlayStation 4 units globally as of April 6 and is struggling hard to meet demand for the popular video game console.

The company also revealed that it has sold 20.5 million copies of its PS4 software worldwide as of April 13, both through retail and it’s PlayStation Store.

Sony said that it’s counting on developers to release more than 120 new titles for the PS4 this year.

“The response from the global gaming community for PS4 (PlayStation 4) has been overwhelming and we are truly humbled that gamers are selecting PS4 as their next generation console of choice,” Andrew House, president and group chief executive officer of Sony Computer Entertainment, said in a press release.

“The PS4 journey has just begun, and although we are still facing difficulties keeping up with the strong demand worldwide, we remain steadfast in our commitment to meet the needs of our customers, and surpassing the wildest expectations of gamers, by delivering new user experiences that inspire and engage,” House added.

Sony’s PS4 went on sale in the United States, Western Europe and Latin America on November 29 last year and made its Japan debut after four months on February 22 this year.

Back in February, Sony said its PlayStation 4 successfully crossed the 5 million milestone, the target forecast for the end of March. Earlier last month, the company revealed that it had sold 6 million PS4 units as of March 2.

Sony stock on Wednesday remained at $18.78 per share, up 23 cents, or 1.23 percent, for the day.