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Global PS4 sales top 13.5m units

It’s almost a year since the PS4 launched, and now Sony has confirmed its latest console has shifted an impressive 13.5 million units to date.

With the PS3 follow-on having consistently outsold the rival Xbox One since the two consoles were released last November, Sony’s PS4 sales have been bolstered by a strong Q3 showing.

With gamers getting ready for the pre-Christmas onslaught of AAA games, the Japanese giant has confirmed that it shifted 3.3 PS4 consoles between July and September.

As well as shifting impressive console numbers, Sony has stated it has seen a “significant increase in network services revenue related to the introduction of the PS4.” This basically means gamers are spending more on add-on services such as PS Plus and digital downloads.

While PS4 sales are on the up, interest in both the PS3 and PS Vita is still pottering along.

During the three months of Q3, Sony shifted 800,000 PS3 consoles and 700,000 of its portable gaming options.

Although it is known Microsoft has struggled to keep pace with Sony in the console race this year, the gulf in unit sales is still unclear.

Microsoft’s latest Xbox One figures were announced back in April when it revealed it had shipped – not sold – 5 million units.

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