Sony has today revealed numbers for the PS4 sales, revealing that they have now shifted 5.3 million PlayStation 4 consoles around the world, and even before it releases in Japan later this week.

The company didn’t reveal how these sales broke down by separate regions, but if you work out that the PS4 first went on sale in the US on November 15th, and these sale figures go up to February 8th, Sony has sold over 61,000 PS4’s a day on average.

Even crazier, Sony has sold as many PS4s in the space of around six days than what Nintendo expects the sales numbers for the Wii U will be for the whole of February and March combined.

However that’s the only way we can compare it against consoles so far, as Microsoft have yet to release sales numbers for their Xbox One, they did last reveal that they had sold 3 million units by the end 2013.

“I am thrilled that so many customers around the globe have continued to select PS4 as the best place to play throughout and beyond the holiday season,” said Andrew House, president of Sony Computer Entertainment.

“We are extremely grateful for the continued passion and support of PlayStation fans. 22 February sees the launch of PS4 in Japan, and I’m looking forward to Japanese fans sharing the excitement.”

So pretty exciting sales numbers for Sony on the PS4 so far, it would definitely be interesting to see how these numbers compare after the console has launched in Japan.

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