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Sony Sells 1 Million PS4s in First 24 Hours

Sony's next generation of PlayStation launched on Friday, and early sales are already in. Sony this past weekend revealed that the PS4 has sold one million consoles in its first day of availability. Despite some customers experiencing issues with their brand new console, the PS4 hit the one million milestone in its first 24 hours.

"PS4 has sold through over 1 million units within 24 hours of the launch in North America!!!" tweeted Shuhei Yoshida, President of Worldwide Studios, Sony Computer Entertainment. 

Indeed, it's important to note that the console's launch so far is limited to North America, and Sony should see even more impressive numbers come November 29, when the console will launch across Europe and in Australia. The console will then launch in UAE and Saudi Arabia on December 13. Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, and Malaysia are getting the console on December 17, 18, 19, and 20 respectively, while South Korea, South East Asia, South Africa and India are also supposed to get the console in December. A total of 99 days after the U.S. launch, on February 22, the PS4 will hit Japan.

The PS4 console packs an eight-core 64-bit x86 Jaguar CPU from AMD; a GPU with a unified array of 18 compute units, collectively capable of generating 1.84 Teraflops of processing power; 8 GB of RAM; 802.11n WiFi; Bluetooth 2.1; USB 3.0; and an upgradeable 500 GB hard drive. It'll set you back $399.

News of strong launch day sales follows reports that some users are experiencing issues with their PS4 right out of the box. These include the device switching itself off without warning, damaged HDMI ports, and a firmware update that bricks some consoles. Sony has said the issues are isolated and it is monitoring reports.

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  • holyknight1121
    Keep on the good work PS Team!!.
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  • Zachasaurs
    screw playstation pc gaming ftw
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  • gmarsack
    .4% (possibly more) of those sales are bricked units. Nice job, Sony. Microsoft thanks you.
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  • gm0n3y
    I would assume that most of those were preorders. How does this compare to other console launches (PS3 and Xbox 360)?

    People in Japan must be pissed about the delayed release. They are huge Sony supporters. If Microsoft released the new Xbox in a dozen other countries months ahead of the US, I know it would piss off tons of US Xbox fanboys.
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  • Zachasaurs
    well im pretty sure the ps4 is assembled and designed in japan by sony and they worry more about their american customers that the ones a block away.
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  • Verrin
    @Zachasaurs

    The PS4 was designed by an American, and the units were assembled by Foxconn. Neither of these took places in Japan, although I'm sure they had the support of Sony's Japanese Engineering team. But Sony is hugely multinational now, Japan isn't their biggest market anymore, and they have hardware and software engineers from all across the globe.
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  • stevejnb
    Eh, Sony only treats Japan like second rate customers because they know they've got them on the hook. Foreign products have tremendous difficulty breaking in to Japan - with a few minor exceptions - and the gaming console markets has proven to be one of the most xenophobic to foreign devices. This may be a first step towards eroding the Japanese gamer's nationalistic urge to avoid American consoles, but, Sony feels pretty safe with putting other countries first and likely rightly so.
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  • mikenygmail
    Correction: "The PS4 console packs an eight-core 64-bit x86 Jaguar CPU from AMD; a GPU with a unified array of 18 compute units *from AMD*"
    Although it really should read: "The PS4 console packs an AMD eight-core 64-bit x86 Jaguar CPU from AMD; an AMD GPU with a unified array of 18 compute units"
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  • mikenygmail
    er, make that:
    "Although it really should read: "The PS4 console packs an AMD eight-core 64-bit x86 Jaguar CPU; an AMD GPU with a unified array of 18 compute units""
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  • Durandul
    @gmarsack 100% of Xbox Ones are bricked at launch.
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