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Sony PlayStation 4 launching in India on December 18

         
Sony India has despatched out media invitations for the December 18 launch of its subsequent-technology console, the PlayStation 4, in the country. Notably, the PlayStation 4 was launched in the US on November 15.

On Tuesday, Sony had revealed that it has sold more than 2.1 million PlayStation 4 consoles after less than three weeks on the market. This follows Sony’s statistic that it had sold 1 million consoles on launch day.

(Also see: PlayStation 4 sales top 1 million units in first 24 hours: Sony)

The latest PlayStation, which will be released in its home market Japan in February, is now being sold in 32 countries.

Sony also announced that looking at the current PlayStation 4 sales figures, it was on track to hit its worldwide target of 5 million units by March 2014.

“PS4 delivered the best launch in PlayStation history with the North American release and we’ve continued this incredibly successful start in Europe, Australasia and Latin America,” Andrew House, President of Sony Computer Entertainment, said in a statement.

Sony’s latest sales figures come after Microsoft said its new Xbox One (review) console also sold over one million units in 24 hours following its November 22 release.

(Also see: Xbox One sales top one million units in first 24 hours: Microsoft)

The Sony PlayStation 4 for the first time in the console’s history has been priced below Microsoft’s counterpart, at $399 compared to the $499 Xbox One. The $399 launch price translates to roughly Rs. 25,000, but we expect the console to be priced slightly above Rs. 35,000 when it hits the Indian market.

A forecast by the research firm Gartner shows game console sales of hardware and software are likely to grow to $44 billion worldwide in 2013 from $37 billion last year.

(Also read: Microsoft, Sony scramble to fix Xbox One and PlayStation 4 launch glitches)

(Written with company inputs)