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PlayStation 4 US sales cross 1 million units in 24 hours

PlayStation 4 US sales cross 1 million units in 24 hours

Mon 18 Nov 2013 2:32am GMT / 9:32pm EST / 6:32pm PST
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Sony's new console posts record sell through numbers for a console launch

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Sony Computer Entertainment has announced that the recently-released PlayStation 4 console has sold through 1 million units since its launch on November 15, 2013.

"PS4 was designed with an unwavering commitment to gamers, and we are thrilled that consumer reaction has been so phenomenal," said SCE president Andrew 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."

In contrast, Nintendo's Wii U has sold 1.75 million consoles in North America as of September 30, 2013, and is up to 3.91 million sold globally. Microsoft's Xbox One launches in the United States this Friday, November 22.

Sony will be launching the PlayStation 4 in the EU on November 29, 2013, in a host of other regions over the month of December, and in Japan on February 22, 2014.

14 Comments

Alfonso Sexto Lead Tester, Ubisoft Germany

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This numbers are good indeed, but I need to ask: Didn't they claim to have preorder shortage? or did this only apply to Europe? I would also like to see the data from the Japanese market.

Posted:11 months ago

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Klaus Preisinger Freelance Writing

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This is 2013, if you cannot satisfy demand, it is utterly your fault. Having sold out might sound good for five minutes or so, but then the reality sinks in that with every minute you are not delivering, you might lose a customer to the other guy.

Posted:11 months ago

#2
Nice, but totally predictable start. Lets see how sales hold up, how the XBone goes, and if Sony can embarrass Nintendo buy outselling the WiiU lifetime (in the US) within a week or two.

Posted:11 months ago

#3

Luke Herbert Game Designer

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I wonder how many are currently active and how many are being stored under a Christmas tree.

Posted:11 months ago

#4

Martin Klima Executive Producer, Warhorse Studios

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The news of the death of the console gaming were greatly exaggerated.

Posted:11 months ago

#5

Rick Lopez Illustrator, Graphic Designer

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Lines were long, and there was lots of excitement in the midnight release. I dont see consoles dead anytime soon, nore do I see retail dissapearing until something can be done about storage capacity. The 500GB drive on my PS4 is already approaching 350GB And Ive only had it a few days and havent really installed much on it. Im thinking its the videos it automatically records of you playing. It functions much like a DVR, but still the 350GB on my PS3 are almost gone. So yeah, storage is a problem and its expensive too. I very much prefer having my games on disk.

Posted:11 months ago

#6

Alfonso Sexto Lead Tester, Ubisoft Germany

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@Luke
I don't think it really matters, not to mention that it is way too soon for that.

@Martin
More than exaggerated I would say "made up". Mainly by people with a weird wish for them (and all that people working on them) to disappear along with all the employments they give. (no need to say names, not in the mood to be called "unprofessional" again :P )

Posted:11 months ago

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Patrick Frost QA Project Monitor

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Again with the "units sold".... to retailers.

Posted:11 months ago

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André Gomes de Oliveira C++ Programmer, Funcate

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@Patrick Frost Yoshida has already clarified that they meant sold through to consumers, not to retailers.

And a great a milestone. I'm more interested in the long run though, even the Wii U had a great launch but lost steam pretty fast. I assume the PS4 won't repeat that but I'll be watching the sales of both next-gen consoles with a mix of curiosity and hope. Like I said before, I doubt console gaming is going to die, but I want to see it grow. Are these boxes capable of making that happen?

I'll get one, someday...

Posted:11 months ago

#9

Rick Lopez Illustrator, Graphic Designer

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Yeah I heard it was sold to consumers... so that to me is the sales numbers that matter.

Posted:11 months ago

#10

Andrew Goodchild Studying development, Train2Game

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If, as I assume, most stores are selling out, shipped and sold through would be almost identical right now, and will be until retailers can build inventory stock up.

Posted:11 months ago

#11

Rick Lopez Illustrator, Graphic Designer

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Im assuming SONY didnt do a world wide launch because of supply demands, which i think is a prudent descision. Which means that the sales in Europe and japan will probably mirror those in the united states.

Posted:11 months ago

#12

Tosin Balogun Studying International Business, Anglia Ruskin University

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Where are the Analyst again?.....I have actually examined the console decline data and the Xbox 360 and PS3 showed a very normal product life cycle chart while the Nintendo Wii showed a chart very similar to FAD product cycles, it went up rapidly and dropped rapidly. Given the fact the Wii had more sales, the total sales of all three consoles combined seem as if they were in decline when in fact, the other two consoles did not really decline.
Anyways good news for the industry, awaiting for PS4 end of the month

Posted:11 months ago

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