Since launching in Japan a little over a week ago, Sony has officially announced that the PS4 has surpassed 6 million units sold worldwide. That is approximately 1.5 million PS4’s sold each month since launching November 15, 2013. Previously Sony projected they would be in a great place if they could be at 5 million sold by end of March. Clearly they have more than exceeded their own expectations.
Sony points out that in the US more than 90% of PS4s are online, with 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 have accounted for 20% of daily broadcasters on Twitch. PS4 owners are also embracing the Share button on the Dualshock 4 controller, with more than 100 million shares captured as fans show friends their latest achievements on Facebook and Twitter.
With this new update it has also been revealed that the share feature is being uniquely enhanced as 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.
Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition is one game taking advantage of this feature with 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. Two more upcoming games offering the spectator interactive feature are Dynasty Warriors 8 Xtreme Legends Complete Edition and Daylight.
With no more major regions for Sony to launch into, it is speculated that a steady flow of PS4’s should be filling up US retailers April of next month.