Sony: PS4 Sells Over 1 Million Units Days 1 in North America - NewsWilliam D'Angelo, posted on 17 November 2013 / 10,859 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.