The PlayStation 4.
(Photo: Sony Computer Entertainment)
(USA TODAY) -- Scratch off another sales milestone for Sony's popular PlayStation 4 video game console.
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.
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.
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
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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