PS4 goes on sale in 16 more international markets


May 4, 2013
Sony continues to rapidly expand the reach of its new PlayStation 4 console. After launching first in the U.S. and Canada on November 15th and in parts of Europe and Latin America two weeks later, the PS4 is now on sale in 16 more international markets, bringing the total number to 48.

The PlayStation European blog says that the PS4 can now be bought by residents in the Czech Republic, Greece, Slovakia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, South Africa, Bolivia, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Uruguay and Venezuela. Sony has said it has sold 2.1 million consoles worldwide already and this week claimed that the PS4 was the top selling console in the U.S. in November, although it did not reveal specific numbers.

Sony is scheduled to launch the PS4 in several Asian territories in December and will finally release the console in its home country of Japan on February 22nd. Sony's rival, Microsoft, launched the Xbox One in 13 markets around the world on November 22nd but so far the company has not offered any concrete information about adding more countries to its list.

Source: Sony