A new record for the industry.
Sony has announced that it’s sold through over 1 million PS4 consoles in the United States in just 24hrs, a new record for the games industry, and a slap in the face to analysts incessantly predicting the end of console gaming as we know it. These numbers prove them wrong in a big way and gamers around the world should celebrate Sony’s success. Even PS2, the most successful console ever made, didn’t see such healthy launch numbers.
“PS4 has sold through over 1 million units within 24 hours of the launch in North America,” said Sony’s Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida via twitter.
Adam Boyes, Sony’s Vice President of publisher and developer relations, added: “Thanks to all of you gamers in getting us to 1,000,000 sales of PS4 in our first 24 hours!”
PlayStation group chief executive Andrew House chimed in: “PS4 was designed with an unwavering commitment to gamers, and we are thrilled that consumer reaction has been so phenomenal.
“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.”