PlayStation 4 is the Quickest-Selling Console in History, sold 2.1 million units in North America
Today, Sony provided IGN with a copy of a market briefing from the firm DFC Intelligence. Within, DFC notes that “The Sony PlayStation 4 has sold more units in its first two weeks than any other console at launch,” and it has the numbers to back it up.
In its first two weeks, PlayStation 4 sold 2.1 million units in North America, as well as in various European countries. Meanwhile, Xbox One sold 2 million units in its first two weeks on the market in North America, Europe, Brazil, and Australia. Back in November of 2006, Wii sold 1.6 million units in its first two weeks in North America and Japan, while way back in March of 2000, PlayStation 2’s Japanese launch pushed 1.4 million consoles in two weeks.
PS4 managed to edge out Xbox One by about a hundred thousand units, relegating Xbox One to the second biggest console launch in industry history. “Both the Sony PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Xbox One had very successful console launches in November, 2013,” the report states. “With 2.1 million units sold in its initial two weeks, the PlayStation 4 became the largest console launch ever.”
More over at IGN