Sony has revealed that 4.2 million PS4s were sold to consumers from the console's initial launch on the 15th of November, through to the 28th of December.
The news came during Kaz Hirai's keynote speech at CES 2014, less than a day after Microsoft had announced that they had sold 3 million Xbox One consoles during the same period.
This will be very pleasing for Sony, especially as the number used refers to consoles in the hands of consumers, not those which have just been sold to retailers. This means Sony shattered their initial target, which was the sale of three million PS4s by the end of the year.
It also means that Sony are well on their way to meet their secondary target, which was 5 million consoles sales by the March 2014. The Japanese launch of the system happens on the 22nd of February, which is expected to provide a substantial boost to Sony's already very promising figures.
In other news, Sony have also reported that stock of the PS4 in the UK will start to improve in the coming weeks. However, the console is still in very limited supply following the launch of the system on the 29th of November, 2013.