Sony: PS4 Sells Over 1 Million Units Days 1 in North America - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 17 November 2013 / 11,149 Views

Sony's latest console, the PlayStation 4, launched on Friday and the console has been an instant success. Sony Worldwide Studios President Shuehei Yoshida has Tweeted that the console sold more than one million units in its first 24 hours on sale in North America. This is the biggest opening for a PlayStation console ever, even topping the bestselling console, the PlayStation 2.

"PS4 has sold through over 1 million units within 24 hours of the launch in North America," Tweeted Yoshida.

Andrew House, the President and group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment, has said that the launch has been a success and expects the same level of excitement in Europe and Latin America when the console launches on November 29.

"We are thrilled that consumer reaction has been so phenomenal," said House. "Sales remain very strong in North America, and we expect continued enthusiasm as we launch the PlayStation 4 in Europe and Latin America on November 29. We are extremely grateful for the passion of PlayStation fans and thank them for their continued support."

Sony has previously stated they are expecting to sell three million PlayStation 4's worldwide by the end of the year and five million by March 2014. The PlayStation 4 doesn't launch in Japan until February 22, 2014.

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trunkswd (on 17 November 2013)

To note, VGChartz estimated day one sales to sell 1 million units the last USA Preorders article.

Somini (on 17 November 2013)

It's a shame VGChartz wasn't the first one with this announcement :(

trunkswd (on 17 November 2013)

However, our first day estimates were that the console would sell over 1 million units.

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Michael-5 (on 17 November 2013)

Looks like everyone will be off in the 10 Week Countdown. Wow, I hope Sony owns this Gen, they really make the best systems.

naruball (on 17 November 2013)

Days 1? Who proofreads these articles?

John_Doe (on 17 November 2013)

1.1-1.3 millions to customers. 1.4m distributed

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WagnerPaiva (on 17 November 2013)

Latin America? Not much excitement in Brazil, where Sony wants more than 2 thousand dollar for each unit and you can easylly buy a Xbox One, a WiiU and like 2 games with the price of PS4a alone.

DakonBlackblade (on 18 November 2013)

Theres already stores selling the PS4 here for half the oficial anounced price, wich is less than the X One price, you only pay the oficial price of the PS4 in Brazil if youre dumb. I for once imported mine and payed like 800$ (and thats a safe import, the ones that you pay the taxes in advance to have no risk of getting your package stuck in customs, if you want to risk it you could try to import one for less than 500$).

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