Click on the Link above the picture for Official PlayStation Magazine’s article on the PS4 and it’s amazing sales. Excellent news for all PS4 users out there, our beloved console has sold over 6 million units and over 13 million games since it’s launch in November.
Sony have had this campaign sewn up from the start, the launch event last February set the tone with the ‘console for gamers’ mantra firmly established. They admitted the mistakes they had made with the PS3 and what they were going to do to put them right and provided content that lived up to that mantra.
At E3 they ruled the root, Microsoft alienated their consumers with talk of all the things X Box One wouldn’t do whereas Sony gave us the wonderful sight of 7 independent developers playing their games on a stage together, no DRM for first party games, remote play through PS Vita (which works brilliantly by the way) and the introduction of a sleek functional design for PS4 that reflected the hardcore gaming console they wanted to market.
I am not a Sony fanboy, I don’t diss X Box gamers, it is a solid machine that does a great job. But Sony knew that to win the early rounds of this new console war (which they have emphatically) they had to market their product right, engage with their customers and deliver on promises. This they have done and more.
Here’s to a great year for the PlayStation 4, here’s to the game we will play, the battles we will win and the new friends we will make. Thank you Sony, you didn’t let us down the PS4 is the console we were waiting for.