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PlayStation 4 Hits One Million Sold In 24 Hours

by Kyle Hilliard on Nov 17, 2013 at 04:35 AM

The PlayStation 4 is off to a strong start with Sony reporting that one million systems have already been sold within the first 24 hours of the console's availability.

These numbers mark only the North American sales numbers for the PlayStation 4. The PlayStation 4 won't be available in most of the rest of the world until late November and next month, and not in Japan until February.

For all of our PlayStation 4 coverage, head here. Head to page two to see the full press release.

 

Our Take
PlayStation 4 is doing well out of the gate with good numbers. The press release announcing the impressive sales also uses the word "sold" as opposed to the word "shipped," which appears every now and then in similar press releases, and isn't nearly as impressive. The Xbox One already has some catching-up to do on Friday.

Gamers Immerse Themselves In a New Era of Gaming and Entertainment Only Available on the PS4™ system

TOKYO, Nov. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) today announced that the highly anticipated launch of the PlayStation®4 (PS4™) computer entertainment system resulted in 1 million units sold through during the first 24 hours after it became available on November 15, 2013 in the United States and Canada.

"PS4™ was designed with an unwavering commitment to gamers, and we are thrilled that consumer reaction has been so phenomenal," said Andrew House, President and Group CEO, Sony Computer Entertainment, Inc. "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."