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PS4 system sales surpass 7 million

More than 20.5 million games sold

More than 7 million PlayStation 4 systems have been sold as of April 6, Sony reported Wednesday.

Sony added that more than 20.5 million PS4 games have been sold across retail and the PlayStation Store as of April 13.

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"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," Sony Computer Entertainment CEO Andrew House said in a press release.

"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."

Sony last reported that PS4 sales had reached 6 million units as of March 2. Software sales stood at 13.7 million units at that time, meaning PS4 game sales grew nearly half again in just over a month.

Microsoft reported in January that it had shipped 3.9 million Xbox One consoles in 2013. The console manufacturer has not released updated figures since then, though it may plan to do so during its third quarter earnings call scheduled for April 24.

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