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PlayStation®4 the No.1 selling home console for 2014

PlayStation®4 the No.1 selling home console for 2014

PS4 the platform of choice for 2014 top 20 multi-platform software titles

Drove 65% next gen value for 2014

Sony Computer Entertainment New Zealand (SCE NZ) today confirmed that PlayStation®4 (PS4™) was the number one selling home console in New Zealand during the 2014 calendar year (CY14). According to data from NPD Group Australia, PlayStation also held the market leadership position in the total interactive entertainment category for 2014[1].

Next Generation Hardware Launch Success
PlayStation 4 was the number one selling home console last year, and also the fastest selling home console of the decade in New Zealand. NPD Group Australia market data reveals that the primary area for growth in retail sales was in home console hardware, which grew by 24%. For CY14, PlayStation 4 led the next-generation charge with 65% market value share[2].

Lead Games Software Platform
PlayStation 4 also led 2014 multi-platform[3] games software sales; outselling on the top 20 biggest selling titles. PS4 proved itself the platform of choice for some of the year’s biggest titles such as Watch Dogs™ and Far Cry®4 from Ubisoft, and Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfare and Destiny® from Activision[4].

Expanded Digital Footprint
With the success of PlayStation 4 comes growth of the digital landscape with 95% of all next generation consoles connected to PlayStation®Network. Underpinned by PlayStation 4’s compelling device footprint in New Zealand, more digital entertainment services are slated for launch in 2015.

“The PlayStation brand is exciting, innovative and entertaining and it’s been a busy year! We are excited and overwhelmed by the response of Kiwi gamers to the introduction of PlayStation 4,” said Michael Ephraim, Managing Director, Sony Computer Entertainment Australia and New Zealand. “This year, we plan to push the boundaries of play further: with more immersive gaming experiences; new digital entertainment services coming to New Zealand and truly ground breaking technologies in development with Project Morpheus.”


[1] Jan-Dec 2014 sales value for total interactive entertainment category, including hardware, software and peripherals; The NPD Group Australia

[2] CY14 PS4 console percentage value share of next gen (PS4, XboxOne, Wii U); The NPD Group Australia

[3] Based on total units sold during CY14 on titles that were available on both Xbox One and PlayStation®4 platforms; The NPD Group Australia

[4] CY14 software sales data; The NPD Group Australia


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