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Sony provided IGN with a copy of a market briefing from the firm DFC Intelligence. Within, DFC notes that According to a marketing briefing provided by Sony and DFC intelligence, “The Sony PlayStation 4 has sold more units in its first two weeks than any other console at launch.”
Within two weeks time, the PlayStation 4 sold 2.1 million units in North America a number of European countries while the Xbox One sold 2 million units in its first two weeks on the market in North America, Europe, Brazil, and Australia.
This is a phenomenal achievement when compared to past success of the Wii which sold 1.6 million units in its first two weeks in North America and Japan. In comparison to the Xbox One which sold 2 million units in its first two weeks on the market in North America, Europe, Australia, Brazil, the PS4 sold a few hundred thousand units in comparison.
DFC expressed the following:
“Both the Sony PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Xbox One had very successful console launches in November, 2013. With 2.1 million units sold in its initial two weeks, the PlayStation 4 became the largest console launch ever. The initial success of the PlayStation 4 bodes well for its future. The PlayStation 2 and Wii went on to be the best selling console systems ever. DFC Intelligence does not believe that the PlayStation 4 will surpass those systems but reiterates its forecast that the PS4 will be the number one system of this generation.“