PlayStation 4 crosses 6 million sales following strong Japan launch

The PS4 hits another sales milestone, with at least 3 million console owners also buying PlayStation Plus.

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The PlayStation 4 has now sold more than 6 million units worldwide, following the machine's launch in Japan at the end of February.

370,000 units have now been shifted in Japan, Sony announced today. The PS4 has now blitzed past Sony's 5m sales target for the end of March, and 13.7 million games have been sold on PlayStation 4--including 2.1 million sales for Killzone: Shadow Fall.

On top of all that, at least half of those six million PS4 owners have signed up to PlayStation Plus, which will generate another sizable wad of revenue for Sony. A chunk of that is at least partially attributable to the fact that PlayStation Plus is now required to play multiplayer games, which isn't the case for PS3 and Vita.

Sony also announced that 100 million "Shares" have been captured--although at least five of them are me accidentally forgetting that it's not the Select button any more--and the PS4 has also been used for more than 3.6 million Twitch and Ustream broadcasts.

Sony Computer Entertainment president Andrew House said he was "absolutely delighted that PS4 is off to such a great start in Japan."

"The responses we have received for the PS4 system's integrated social capabilities have been phenomenal, and I couldn't be more thrilled that gamers are utilising these unique features to engage, share, play and connect with users around the world."

"[Sony] will continue to expand the world of PlayStation by growing its library of breakthrough games and bringing more innovative features and services only possible on PS4."

GameSpot senior news editor Justin Haywald, AKA my boss, laid out why he thought the PlayStation 4 was ahead of the Xbox One over the weekend.

How many PS4's will Sony sell before the end of its financial year in March?

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