1 Million PlayStation 4 Units Sold On Launch Day

Sony announced today that 1 million PlayStation 4 units have been sold during the console's first 24 hours in market.

The company didn't reveal the number of units shipped to retailers, so it is not clear if all stock has been sold out or not. Nonetheless, most retailers are reporting that their PS4 stock is depleted or nearly so.

"PS4 was designed with an unwavering commitment to gamers, and we are thrilled that consumer reaction has been so phenomenal," said PlayStation group chief executive Andrew House.

"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," he added.

"We are extremely grateful for the passion of PlayStation fans and thank them for their continued support."

Last August, Sony announced that PlayStation 4 preorders surpassed the 1 million mark. Most analysts expect that this figure rose to 1.5 million by the time the console launched this week.

PlayStation 4 will launch in Europe on November 29th. Sony expects to sell 3 million units by the end of 2013. Japanese launch will take place nearly two months after that.

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lol

ps4 what ? i bought a stronger PC 5 years ago, and i didint make a HUGE announcement asif it was something new and big, So Sony u should learn to STFU when u bring out old hardware.

unless you built your

unless you built your computer with a 9800gx2 (800 bucks in 2008) your computer would be slower than a 7850(the 7850 being comparable to the ps4 GC). Also the i7's were not released until 2009; the old duo's are probably outclassed by the eight core ps4 and the hella fast ram DDR5 in ps4. So no, you probably did not build a stronger pc five years ago. 4 years ago I would believe, but not 5.

Possibly

Nehalem was released in 2009. I am pretty sure a 4 core Nehalem overclocked to 4ghz on air (easily do-able) has faster processing power than the Jaguar Core. On the other hand, maybe not the GPU. Unless he had Nvidia 200 series on SLI or 295 GTX (Dual Core) it is more likely that the Ps4 APU is faster. Not to mention that consoles background software is extremely low compared to a full OS and the architectures are enhanced to play games. Regardless, the dude's point that Consoles announce themselves as big shit is well noted, they are on average half a decade behind top of the line hardware. Sadly, PC hardware is not accelarating as fast as console gaming market is alot bigger, and MMO's with shitty graphics compromise the bulk of PC gamers.

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