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Sony announce PlayStation 4 sales have hit 5.3 million since launch

With the next gen console war in full swing, Sony today put another feather in its cap by announcing that it had sold 5.3 million PlayStation 4 consoles since its launch in November. The data takes end user sales up to the 8th of February and is great news for the company as it plans to release the console in its strongest market, Japan on February 22nd.

Microsoft’s Xbox One console has sold approximately 3.9 million units since its launch up to the end of January, and Nintendo’s Wii U console has reportedly sold 6 million units since its launch over a year ago.

Sony had forecast 5 million sales by the end of March, so are ahead of their target of 10 million units before the end of the year, but there will be stiff competition from Microsoft as one of the most anticipated games of the year, the Xbox One console exclusive Titanfall releases next month.

Sony Computer Entertainment groups CEO Andrew House said that he was ‘thrilled’ by the latest sales figures.

The PlayStation 4 became the fastest ever selling games console in the UK when it was released in November.

In other news, some Xbox One users have been experiencing a blank screen glitch since the latest system update. Microsoft said that it is aware of the problem and that anyone experiencing the problem should hold down the power button for 10 seconds to reset the console, it should then work fine.

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