This past week, Sony announced that sales of the PlayStation 4 had surpassed 7 million– worldwide.
TOKYO, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) today announced that the PlayStation®4 (PS4™) computer entertainment system has cumulatively sold through more than 7.0 million units*1 globally as of April 6, 2014(JST), demonstrating the rapid growth of the PS4 platform.
“The response from the global gaming community for PS4 has been overwhelming and we are truly humbled that gamers are selecting PS4 as their next generation console of choice,” said Andrew House, President and Group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. “The PS4 journey has just begun, and although we are still facing difficulties keeping up with the strong demand worldwide, we remain steadfast in our commitment to meet the needs of our customers, and surpassing the wildest expectations of gamers by delivering new user experiences that inspire and engage. We look forward to unveiling many of these experiences to our fans in the coming months.”
To put this into some perspective, sales of the PlayStation 3 topped 80 million globally.
Launched in November of last year, industry executives and the professional gamer community are hailing sales of PlayStation 4 as a roaring success, being characterized as “another month, another million” for Sony PlayStation.
Which is funny because just this past week, President Obama announced that enrollment through the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance exchanges had surpassed 8 million.
I point this out to demonstrate attitudes toward the idea of success. For conservatives, the Affordable Care Act is a disaster of epic proportions, destroying the economy, while the president is an impeachable failure.
But if President Obama was heading up Sony instead of America, and moving the PlayStation 4 like Obamacare, he’d be universally praised as a titan of expanding markets overseeing a rapid growth revolution– and no amount of right wing propaganda would dare dispute it.