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Sony sells 1 million PS4 units to U.S for day one, best start in PlayStation history *update*


Sony has reported that it has sold more than 1 million PS4 units to the U.S for day one of its launch.

According to a report on Yahoo Japan, this makes it the fastest ever selling PlayStation from the company, even faster selling than the wonderful PS2 which shipped 980,000 units on day one of its launch, albeit in Japan.

The news was even confirmed by Shuhei Yoshida via Twitter, who said, "PS4 has sold through over 1 million units within 24 hours of the launch in North America!!! :D"

With consoles set to launch elsewhere in the world very soon, this is a very impressive start for Sony. 

PS4 is scheduled to release on November 29 in Europe, while the console will launch in Japan on February 22 next year.


Press Release

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.

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"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." 

Edited On 17 Nov, 2013

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scott 3 years ago
awesome news, Sucks japan have to wait that long
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nehs 3 years ago
They have had some faulty units over in the states :( lets hope we don't get any over here :)
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kesouk 3 years ago
Great news. I was just wondering if you intend to match other retailers price for the PS4 Mega Bundle? Amazon, Game, Sainsbury's etc. are selling it at £430 (the price Sony originally mentioned when the pack was announced), yet I see you still have it down for £450. Many thanks, Liam.
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Martyn 3 years ago
I'm not too worried about the faulty units. About 500 complaints have been registered, even taking into account those that dont show up on the internet it would need to be 10,000 complaints in order for it to be 1% of the total sales. I can live with a 1% chance of failure, the PS2 had a similar percentage. My PS2 arrived with a bricked DVD drive, Sony replaced it within a week. There's always a small amount of faulty units, it's just always the ones with issues who shout loudest, so it seems like a much bigger issue than it is.
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agentsmith007 3 years ago
Can't wait for mine, hope they have the failing issues sorted before the 29th will be well gutted if i get it home at 12.30am and it's broken. Just hope the xbox one releases with out to many hiccups because judging by the playstation forums in the US and Canada, Sony aren't there best friend so if Microsoft have issues the whole next generation will be off to a negative start. But on a positive note considering the amount of ps4 sold the failure rate isn't that big. ..at the moment. What ever next gen console your getting. ..hope all goes okay
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nehs 3 years ago
most of the units have been faulty HDMI ports displaying no pic, you would think they would have tested it before it got sent out. wouldn't you ?
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Martyn 3 years ago
probably was tested, but they dont test every unit, and the HDMI port can be easily bent. Half the issues were probably from people forcing the cable in (I made that error before, i's easy to do... also easy to fix)
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Artemisthemp 3 years ago
It is impossible to test all input and output according to Testing Principe 2. Ain't the Faulty HDMI issue only affect like 0.4 %?
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nehs 3 years ago
Yes i think it was about 4%, the other problem is the so called blue pulse of death because when the user is switching they brand new ps4 on it just pulses blue and does not turn white like it is to suppose to do.
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nehs 3 years ago
http://kotaku.com/ps4-blue-light-of-death-has-no-clear-fix-yet-1465979487
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Bliss IRL 3 years ago
So if 1 million are out, then its all a load of old Ballocks no mass failures yet good , thank christ. ( Im buying XB1 ) Still would hate to have that shit happen to you guys as i spent alot of time repairing 3rlod - made some nice money out of that so thanx MS.
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nehs 3 years ago
The good news for those who got stuck with a broken Playstation 4 console is that the problem can be fixed. It can be un-bricked. According to Reddit user xJumPeR, users can follow these four steps: 1. Unplug the hard disk drive (HDD) 2. Boot the PS4 without the HDD and it will load in Safe Mode and ask for a HDD–the white light bar will be on. 3. Turn it off, plug in the HDD again, and reboot the PS4. 4. It should now boot into Safe Mode and this allows a recovery the necessary OS data. The PS4 will restart and will boot into the operating system.
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Bliss IRL 3 years ago
Yup and if it happens on XB1 there is no removing of HD we is screwed.
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Bliss IRL 3 years ago
IS PSN ready for EU onboarding ? hope so.
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nehs 3 years ago
http://www.amazon.com/PlayStation-4-Launch-Edition/product-reviews/B00BGA9WK2/ref=cm_cr_pr_hist_1?ie=UTF8&filterBy=addOneStar&showViewpoints=0&sortBy=bySubmissionDateDescending
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MICHAEL 3 years ago
so excited to experience next gen online gaming I just hope I get my hands on an XBOX ONE at my local store as everywhere is sold out
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Matthew 3 years ago
When I first started hearing about the "Blue Light Of Death" and the multiple problems many people have been experiencing with the PS4, I did worry a little. It's only natural to feel on edge and concerned, but you have to remember, not long after launch, the defect rate for the Xbox 360, stood at 68%, which is crazy, considering a few of my friends got one and never received issues. The PS4, on the other hand, is only at a defect rate of, just over, 1%. I think 4,000 of the 1 million sold, have problems, which statistically, isn't that bad.
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SIMON 3 years ago
http://community.us.playstation.com/t5/PlayStation-4-Support/Broken-PlayStation-4-Systems/td-p/42122503/page/73 Can.t believe this.....I wonder if Amazon uk is affected or anyone else.
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PrometheusFan 3 years ago
Not just best start in PS history, best start in CONSOLE history in the US. PS4 sold more in just 24 hours than practically every console before it has managed to sell in it's first MONTH on sale. That's absolutely insane sales figures.
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ClericTWENTY 3 years ago
Nice job SONY - from what you've experienced here at Shopto in terms of pre-orders, does MS have any chance of matching PS4 numbers when it launches?
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RTLF 3 years ago
@Matthew 4,000 out of a million is actually 0.4%.... thats less than half of 1%
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Matthew 3 years ago
@RTLF Yeah, my bad, never was good at maths, although it only requires common sense to work that one out. FAIL. Nevertheless, that's even better!

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