Sony's efforts to launch the PS4 in 32 markets in November seemed to have paid off. After first announcing that the game console sold over 1 million units in the U.S and Canada in its first 24 hours after its November 15th launch, Sony revealed today that worldwide sales of the PS4 have now exceeded 2.1 million units.
The announcement on the official PlayStation blog comes after last week's launch of the PS4 in 30 additional markets in Europe and Latin America. Sony did not offer a breakdown of sales for each country, but one unconfirmed report claims that the PS4 sold 250,000 units in the UK in its first 48 hours, setting a new launch sales record for any game console in that country.
However, the influx of new console owners is still hitting the company's PlayStation Network hard. After Friday, many PS4 users were unable to sign into PSN, which forced Sony to remove the option to redeem vouchers for the service. In the latest PSN status update, Sony said they have now restored the previously shut down What’s New Activity Feed on PSN but are still working to restore the voucher feature.
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