PlayStation 4 makes history – The largest console launch ever

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When the PlayStation 4 was released nearly a month ago, it sold 1 million units to customers just in the North American region alone. With another 1.1 million sold worldwide a week later (during Black Friday for U.S.). That is 2.1 million consoles sold in just North America and European countries.

Both the NPD Group and DFC Int market research groups state that the PlayStation 4 was the number 1 selling console for November and has made console gaming history. Take a look at the graphics below provided by the DFC Int. This shows the highest console launch number in history from all parties.


Picture from DFC Int

President and CEO of Sony Entertainment America said this when he heard the news:

PlayStation 4 sales in North America and worldwide have been incredibly strong since launch, culminating in PS4 being recognized as the largest console launch in history. In North America alone, more than one million PS4 units were sold in only 24 hours and we’re pleased to say that NPD has reported that PS4 was the top selling next gen platform for both hardware and software in November.

We are humbled by the passion and excitement demonstrated by gamers for PS4. Demand continues to overwhelm supply, but we’re working hard to get PS4 units into the hands of customers throughout the holiday season.

Sony made a special video thanking everyone who purchased one at launch as well. They also show some things that happened during the launch parties held around North America.

I was one of the lucky ones in our group to get one at launch. Our head honcho not so much, but he was lucky enough to grab one 2 weeks later. Did you grab a PlayStation 4 at launch? Are you waiting? Or were you unlucky and can’t find one?

Finally, I want to say thank you, Sony. I have been a big fan of your consoles since the very first PlayStation. Though I buy all the consoles I still consider you to be the best. I cannot wait to see on what you guys will have in store for the future.

I also predict that the PS4 will get another half a million to a million more sales when the Asian (mainly Japan) markets open.

Source: PlayStation Blog, DFC Int

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