Sony announced that global sales of its PlayStation 4 console have surged past the 10 million mark in less than a year, a record for the Japanese electronics giant, Times of Oman reported. The console, released in November last year, has been a bright spot for the struggling firm which earlier this year launched a sweeping restructuring in an attempt to claw back to profitability. The release of the PS4 in the United States and other markets has helped to improve Sony’s fortunes after a disappointing response to the console’s predecessor, the PS3. “It’s a remarkable milestone that reinforces PS4′s record-breaking pace and the movement it has created among players globally in defining next-generation gaming,” Shawn Layden, president and chief executive of Sony Computer Entertainment America, said. Sony’s gaming division has emerged as a potential saviour for the company, which is struggling to reinvent itself in the digital age, having been left in the dust by nimbler rivals including South Korea’s Samsung.
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