The PlayStation 4 is steam-rolling through the sales charts like Tom Ford steam-rolls through a line of crack. The system is hitting all cylinders and punching the pistons in the sales department hard, like the GOP punching at a bag made of straw with a picture of the IRS on it.
DualShockers scoured through the feeds to pick out this little gem of a story from Sony, who announced that they have officially surpassed the 6 million sold barrier for the PlayStation 4.
Sony Computer Entertainment President and CEO Andrew House dropped a note on the news, saying...
“I am 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 utilizing these unique features to engage, share, play and connect with users around the world. SCE 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.”
The roar of applause like a lion ready to feed on some poor sap tossed into gladiatorial den that echoed throughout the arena at E3 last year when Jack Tretton announced that the PS4 would not be mirroring the Xbox One in anti-consumer practices or PR foot-shooting has reverberated throughout the gaming industry in palpable form; Sony is reaping the benefits of being pro-consumer and pro-game sharing.
Gamers spoke with their wallets and bought up PS4s like paranoid delusionals bought up duck tape in December of 1999.
Used game sharing worked as a tool of propaganda that was lost on Microsoft, and Sony has ridden that wave of positivity toward the six million mark like six million people went running to Obamacare in late December, as noted by the Washington Post.
I guess some people don't like dying in the streets of illness the same way they don't like big corporations throwing out policies to restrict the way they engage in digital and physical gaming media.
I imagine Sony's good-will run is not over with just yet. While analysts estimated that the PS4 would surpass the worldwide install base of the Wii U come April, it looks like it's happening a month sooner and a million earlier than expected.
The battle between the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One is practically over with unless Microsoft finds a way to retaliate fast and hard or at least sell 4 million units. Whether or not the Wii U can keep up come May 30th will be the story of the summer.
Sadly, it looks like the PS4 will be the frontrunner for most of the early half of the eighth generation of gaming... all by its lonesome. It got off to a great start with 13.7 million games sold both physically and digitally, and with more than half of all those who purchased a PS4 signed up for PS Plus. That's not to mention that Killzone Shadow Fall has moved 2.1 million copies, despite only being 1080i in multiplayer.
Titanfall can't come soon enough for the Xbox One and Mario Kart 8 can't arrive fast enough for the Wii U, because right now Sony is kicking butt, cleaning house and taking names.