Today Sony announced that the Playstation 4 sold over 1 million units in North America during the system’s launch day!
The news broke via a tweet from the studio’s President Shuhei Yoshida who proudly proclaimed; ““PS4 has sold through over 1 million units within 24 hours of the launch in North America!”
The PS4’s debut is now the Playstation brand’s most successful launch to date, overtaking the Japanese PS2 launch which saw 980,000 units shipped on day one.
This news also comes hot on the heels of the Wii U’s first anniversary. Nintendo’s latest console launched in North America on November 18th 2012 and has since only managed to sell 4 million units worldwide.
The Playstation 4 will be released in Europe on November 29th and in Japan on February 22nd. Sony expects to sell 5 million units by the end of March 2014 but at this rate they may even exceed their own expectations.
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.”