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.