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.
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.
"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."