Sony had said that it hoped to sell 5 million units by the end of March after releasing the Playstation 4 on November 29 in the United States, Western Europe and Latin America and rolling it out across other Asian countries since then. The console will go on sale in Japan on February 22, the last country currently scheduled to handle the device. It is good news for Sony which has been having a few problems selling much lately.
If the figure is correct then Microsoft will be a little miffed. Microsoftsaid in January that it had sold more than 3 million of its Xbox One console by the end of December after it was also released in late November. It would seem that Sony is actually winning the console wars, at least for now.