The PS4 is already a certified hit. Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida took to Twitter today to confirm the tremendous news. Keep in mind that these numbers only reflect the North American launch. Latin America and Europe will get their turn on November 29.
“PS4 has sold through over 1 million units within 24 hours of the launch in North America!!! :D,” Tweeted Yoshida.
“We are thrilled that consumer reaction has been so phenomenal,” says Andrew House, president and group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment. “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.”
The sales of the PS4 beats Sony’s previous record-holder; the PS2. It is also immensely better than the PS3, which needed a whole month to get to that 1 million units. It has already crushed the Wii’s record of most units sold in one week. Wii’s record was 600,000 units. So far the Wii U has sold 3.91 million units so it’s possible we might see the PS4 already outsell its struggling competition by the end of year.
Of course, the Wii U is not the PS4’s only competition. Microsoft will release the Xbox One this Friday worldwide across 13 countries. While Microsoft is launching in less than half the countries that Sony is and has far fewer pre-orders than the PS4 did, it’s still possible for Xbox One to catch PS4. How? Well Microsoft has said they will have the console well-stocked. We’ll have to wait and see how everything goes.