PlayStation 4 sales top 6 million

12:26 PM, Mar 4, 2014   |    comments
The PlayStation 4. (Photo: Sony Computer Entertainment)
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(USA TODAY) -- Scratch off another sales milestone for Sony's popular PlayStation 4 video game console.

The company announced its device has crossed 6 million in sales globally as of March 2, weeks after making its debut in Japan. The console has been available in the U.S. and Europe since November.

Sony says they've also seen a "dramatic increase" in subscriptions to PlayStation Plus, its online service that lets players enjoy multiplayer titles as well as offer older titles at discounts, or even free.

PS4 has gotten off to a strong start in the U.S. since launching last holiday season. In January, it was the best-selling piece of video game hardware, according to research firm NPD Group. Sony says its January sales were nearly double that of the "nearest next-gen competitor." NPD says Microsoft's Xbox One finished second that month.

March is expected to be a key test for both consoles, as a new selection of big games launches. Next week, Electronic Arts will launch the Xbox One exclusive Titanfall, a first-person shooter from developers who helped build the Call of Duty franchise. Later this month, Sony counters with the PlayStation 4 exclusive inFamous: Second Son.

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