PS4 Hits 6 Million, Ushers in New Era of Social Gameplay

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PS4 Hits 6 Million, Ushers in New Era of Social Gameplay

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As you’ve probably read by now, cumulative PS4 sales have now surpassed six million units worldwide following the successful launch in Japan just over a week ago. It’s truly humbling to see the rate at which gamers across the globe are choosing PS4 as their next gen console of choice. Even more exciting is what happens when gamers power up their PS4s. In the United States, more than 90% of PS4s are online, enabling gamers to connect, compete and share their greatness with friends and fellow gamers.

There have now been more than 3.6 million live broadcasts, and more than 56 million spectate sessions on PS4 through Twitch and Ustream. In fact, since January 1st, PS4 gamers account for 20% of daily broadcasters on Twitch. PS4 owners are also embracing the Share button on the DUALSHOCK 4 Wireless Controller, with more than 100 million shares captured as fans show friends their latest achievements on Facebook and Twitter.

And soon, you’ll be able to share your greatness in new ways. Developers are beginning to take advantage of PS4’s new interactive live broadcasting gaming features, integrating modes that allow broadcasted gameplay to become interactive for spectators. Even as a viewer, you can now influence livestreamed gameplay.

For example, Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition features a built-in Broadcast+ mode where you can stream your gameplay while viewers on the PS4 or a web browser influence positive and negative effects during gameplay. More social feedback is on the way too, with Dynasty Warriors 8 Xtreme Legends Complete Edition in March and Daylight in April.

We love the enthusiasm that all of you have had for the PS4 since launch, and we can’t wait to share more great games, experiences and features with you soon. Greatness awaits!

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  • Kind of Jealous of the Japanese PSN store, you need to tell the Japanese Publishers to make their back catalouge available available for PSOne, PSP, PS Vita, PS2 downloads, PS3 and PocketStation and upcoming PS4 games available for PlayStation Now and PSN. Of course Trophy support and add-on materials.

  • And while Sony pats their own back MS brings massive firmware updates while nothing really meaningful has beeen added to the PS4 since launch. Coupled with the imminent release of Titanfall I’m not so sure the PS4 can keep up the momentum. Please prove me wrong!

  • kaz i’m already a success

  • AWESOME!

  • I think it really says something about the Sony PS4 when no one can keep them in stock and yet I see M$ XB1’s all over the place.
    I was told by an employee of the big electronics store where I will be purchasing my PS4 when they become available, that some people buy the XB1 to use while they wait for more PS4’s to become available. Then they trade in the XB1 for a PS4 and a game.
    The waiting is the hardest part..
    Nice work Sony!

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