Sony sells 1 million PS4 units on launch day


It’s a good time to be a gamer. With the addition of smartphones and tablets entering the market for your attention, it’s nice to see that people’s interest in console gaming is still strong.

Sony has announced that it has sold over one million PlayStation 4 units in the first 24 hours from launch at retail in North America and Canada. We still have other countries waiting to release the console, with Europe on November 29th and Japan on February 22, 2014.

This is a huge difference when comparing to the sales of the PS3 during launch. The PS3 only sold 197,000 PS3 units in the U.S. for its first two weeks according to NPD. Sony said that sales weren’t as high due to shortages. As for the Wii U’s first two weeks, it sold¬†425,000 units.

SCEA President and CEO Jack Tretton was predicting that the PS4 will reach 3 million in sales by the end of the year.

For those who didn’t pre-order the PS4 (like me), it’s going to be a tough time trying to acquire one. Almost every store is sold out, and the next shipment is expected to come out on Black Friday. If I was Sony, I’d try to release more consoles this week, since it’d be wise for them to capitalize on the release of the Xbox One.

Source: Joystiq

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