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PS4 cumulative sales surpass 6 million units worldwide

The PlayStation 4 has sold more than 6 million units worldwide since its launch last November, Sony Computer Entertainment announced today, with 90 percent of the U.S. install base connected to the internet.

"There have now been more than 3.6 million live broadcasts, and more than 56 million spectate sessions on PS4 through Twitch and Ustream," John Koller, vice president of marketing at Sony Computer Entertainment wrote on the PlayStation blog. "In fact, since January 1st, PS4 gamers account for 20 percent of daily broadcasters on Twitch. PS4 owners are also embracing the Share button on the Dualshock 4 Wireless Controller, with more than 100 million shares captured as fans show friends their latest achievements on Facebook and Twitter."

The company revealed last month that PS4 has cumulatively sold more than 5.3 million units worldwide, according NPD Group data as of Feb. 8, achieving its goal of hitting 5 million PS4 sales by the end of its current fiscal year. The next-generation console launched in Japan on Feb. 22 where domestic sales of the hardware reached 322,083 over the two day launch period. Sony announced that it sold more than one million PS4 units within the first 24 hours of its release in the U.S. and Canada on Nov. 15, 2013.

Microsoft announced in late January that it had sold more than 3.9 million Xbox One consoles worldwide. It also sold more than one million consoles within 24 hours when it launched across 13 markets on Nov. 22.