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Over One Million People Now Own A PS4

In just 24 hours.

Sales of Sony’s latest gaming console, the PlayStation 4, surpassed one million in just 24 hours. That’s really impressive, considering that it’s only out in one region – the United States and Canada – and that’s “sold through” to consumers, rather than just shipped to stores.

The hype surrounding the launch had been huge, although the fact that Sony had been telling people to pre-order to not miss out might have had something to do with the phenomenal day one sales.

As the PS4 becomes available in Europe from the 29th of November, Sony should expect even more day one sales – perhaps another million if everything goes smoothly – and following on from that, they’ll have a boost in sales when the next shipments arrive.

Also worth noting is that the PS4 will have two further launches, in Asian territories in December and then Japan in February. This huge install base is fantastic, as it means guaranteed support from third party publishers.

All eyes on Microsoft’s worldwide Xbox One launch on Friday, then.

Source: Press Release

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50 Comments
  1. Shadow-King
    Member
    Since: May 2013

    Very impressive, now can I have mine pretty please?!

    Comment posted on 17/11/2013 at 19:57.
  2. Foxhound_Solid
    Is a smart cookie.
    Since: Dec 2009

    I can hardly wait :-)

    Comment posted on 17/11/2013 at 20:40.
  3. Starman
    Member
    Since: Jul 2011

    Anyone know if they had any stock on the shelves or were they all sold on preorders?

    Comment posted on 17/11/2013 at 21:18.
    • bunimomike
      Member
      Since: Jul 2009

      Quite a few places held some back but it was proportionately low compared to the pre-orders. I think it probably made sense to have a few hundred held back, per store, to get the excited punters in through the doors and spending too much money on games. Whipped up into a frenzy and “accidentally” going home with more than they bargained for. :-)

      Comment posted on 17/11/2013 at 23:46.
  4. spooner_22
    Member
    Since: May 2009

    Impressive. I wish I could afford one.

    Comment posted on 17/11/2013 at 22:47.
  5. gazzagb
    Master of speling mitakse
    Since: Feb 2009

    While the figure is impressive, it won’t really mean anything until the One is released as a direct comparison.

    I also wonder what the failure rate is with the red line of death…

    Comment posted on 17/11/2013 at 22:55.
  6. The Von Braun
    Member
    Since: Oct 2012

    Like awayze, part of me is wondering just what the current selling point of the PS4 is, in terms of the ‘Killer App’ and that’s not knocking the PS4 in any way shape or form, just trying to see what sells hardware these days.

    The PS2 was a cheap DVD player for many of my friends 1st and a gamesmachine 2nd, plus had been hyped to mega levels with claims of polygon performance, Toy story quality visuals and it played all your existing PS1 games, so i could see why they upgraded.

    Personally never felt the leap from PS2-PS3 (or Xbox-360) really was that ‘massive’ when either launched.PS2 had shown just what it was capable of with Burnout 3, Black, God Of War II (which many mags said could pass for a 1st gen 360 title) and Xbox had delivered Doom 3,Far Cry, HL2, Dead space was a W.I.P (and looked bloody good) etc and all we saw were likes of Gun, Burnout Revenge, King Kong etc.PS2 and Xbox both offered rougher looking versions of COD 3 for example.

    Games on both were doing 480P or above in cases, so the jump to 720P, to me was’nt massive, just expected and as we soon learned, many flagship games on both were going to render somewhere between 480p-720P (not that it mattered as long as gameplay was there).

    I personally found PS2 never proved itself until i got my hands on Silent Hill 2 initally, but GTA III was the title that made me think it might just be worthy of the hype.With PS3/Xbox, personally did’nt feel Next Gen had really started until Oblivion hit.

    But with both Xbox One and PS4, i think it’ll be a good few months before the real Next Generation (in terms of software) arrives, until then PS4 owners have what? COD/BF4 running at higher resolution than they are on PS3/360, ditto for A.C 4, Killzone looks lush, but apparently is pretty much same old gameplay and Knack, design wise would’nt look out of place on PS2 would it?.

    Comment posted on 18/11/2013 at 10:03.
    • bunimomike
      Member
      Since: Jul 2009

      Impatience and consumers lusting after the latest technology. Never underestimate it! Hell, there’s not really any strong points for me to get one right now but dammit if I’m not hankering after one. :-)

      Comment posted on 18/11/2013 at 11:34.

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