Submitted by TalesofDalton 500d ago | news

PlayStation 4: Fastest Selling Console Ever

According to Shuhei Yoshida and Sony proper, the PS4 has sold a million units in the first 24 hours that the system was available in North America. This news makes the PlayStation 4 the fastest selling console of all time, dethroning the previous king, the Sega Dreamcast. (PS4, Sony)

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Lukas_Japonicus  +   500d ago | Well said
Have a proven track record of great 1st party exclusives, treat your customers with some decency, create the most powerful console ever seen, have great PR and marketing and top it off with an extremely appealing price point and this is what happens:

1 million consoles sold in NA in 24 hours.
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Eyeco  +   500d ago
It's great news for Sony and an indication that they've learned from the mistakes of the PS3, a huge improvement. But lets hope they can keep this up in the long run, are they making a profit with each console sold ?
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Lowsnamebrand  +   500d ago
@eyeco they are losing 60 dollars a console but making that back if you buy an extra controller or game or plus membership or like I did buy one of each lol
abzdine  +   500d ago
amazing, now EU's turn please we cannot wait anymore!!!!!
Europe will set another record
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BattleAxe  +   500d ago
Now, if only they can carry this over to the Vita. Everything is there except the big game titles, and not just from Sony, but from 3rd party developers.
superbhoy  +   500d ago
it would have been faster if it released around the world at the same time

Edit: @eyeco, didnt they say they will make a loss in NA but make a tiny profit everywhere else?
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UltimateMaster  +   500d ago
N0 $#!+.
Septic  +   500d ago
Imagine what the sales will be like in rest of the world!

Well played Sony. You deserve it after sculpting what is clearly an amazing console despite wrangling with a dire financial situation.
Army_of_Darkness  +   500d ago
Lets hope the xbone sells fairly well so MS can keep Sony on their feet still.
Better for us gamers.
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FamilyGuy  +   500d ago
I bet MSs gonna try and claim a similar sle number while conveniently not mentioning that there's is sold to retailers while Sonys are sold through, in costumer hands. Just watch, they love to claim they're doing the same numbers in a deceptive way. Don't get me wrong, they'll both sell out through christmas but the PS4 is definitely in higher demand an truly breaking records this gen.

This is pretty cool and it's just the U.S. launch, they're gonna break their own record on the 29th when it releases in Europe and other countries/regions though.

I look forward to seeing you all online soon!
hasj1990  +   500d ago

can you give me a link where Sony have said they are losing 60 dollars on each console?

I honestly thought it was less, but that was just an assumption, you seem to be sure its 60 dollars.

TBONEJF  +   500d ago
Don't think XB1 will beat that number in 24hrs but have to wait and see.
SilentNegotiator  +   500d ago
A track record clearly goes a long way, because despite having a fairly weak launch lineup, people know that PS4 will deliver.
badz149  +   499d ago
"PlayStation 4 the fastest selling console of all time"

THAT is what MS is going against this coming weekends! 24 hours and it's already around 25% of what the Wii U sold in a year! I can see Iwata and Reggie is shaking in panic somewhere around the corner! GREAT JOB to Sony! I hope I can get mine sooner!

but all trolling aside, I hope all consoles will do well this gen like the last! a competitive gen is a good gen for gamers! but let's hope for NO MORE "trying to be CoD" or "beating CoD in sales" shit this gen!
bacrec1  +   499d ago
Glad they learned from last time.
Mister_Dawg  +   499d ago
Well done Sony, but don't go over the top with Sony love-in.

I'm not well pleased how I was messed about with the MS/EA Fifa account hack. I was also not best pleased when Sony held back information of a possible credit card hack. Treating customers with decency? More like trying to control the sh!t storm that was about to come.
Also you say great marketing. Don't agree with that to be honest. Here in the UK, Xbox has always had a way better presence on tv than Playstation has. Sure some of MS adverts have been a bit questionnable, funny though. Maybe its different in the US with Sony's marketing but I wouldn't know that.

But again, well done Sony on a brilliant start to the new generation of consoles.
ChrisW  +   499d ago
1 million is much less than the number Sony supposedly shipped. And since they claim to be "sold out," I'm assuming it's quite different...

So, I'll wait to see the final numbers.
Concertoine  +   499d ago
I think the biggest factor here is the fact that they even HAD that many consoles at launch, thats probably the first instance of a console having 1 million consoles available so soon. I knew people with pre ordered ps3's that took forever to get, even worse with the wii.
I hope for MS's sake they meet demand for consoles.
DrJones  +   499d ago
I didn't know the Sega Dreamcast was the previous record holder, I mean.. that console didn't really do too well..
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starchild  +   500d ago
That's a very nice accomplishment. Congratulations, Sony.
ChronoJoe  +   500d ago
This is great, but it's ironic that the record it beat was that of the Sega Dreamcast. It indicates that this particular feat doesn't mean a hell of a lot.

With that said, it's still a great thing to have achieved. I hope the momentum is sustained long-term.
MYDEATH21  +   500d ago
I had a PS4! I'm so sad. It had the blue pulsing line without an output signal. I tried the hdd trick and it didnt work. I was stupid and panicked, didnt even check for a hdmi problem. I would have been better off just sending it in but I brought it back to Walmart for an exchange but they were already out. So I got my money back and now I have to wait till Black Friday :( Wish me luck
T2  +   500d ago
Yeah there will be some bad eggs in there ... Hang in there
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IRON883  +   499d ago
Good for sony I love my ps4!!!
bomboclaat_gamer  +   499d ago
checking your post history. its now evident that n4g is your life lol

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but yeah ps 4 is doing good, lets hope the xbox one does well also
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Freedomland  +   499d ago
What do you want to prove here about him or you?
This post says everything about you though.
MegaRay  +   499d ago
ITS OVER 9000!!!
Magicite  +   499d ago
But Reggie says: ''Meh!''
Lukas_Japonicus  +   500d ago
Awww yeaaah. What an achievement.


PS4 is 24 hour sales, everything else is 1 month 0.o

Thanks to GribbleGrunger for the picture :P
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kiz2694  +   500d ago
This is an outstanding achievement, im worried about when the X1 released and people start raving with X1 sales when 22nd is a "World Wide" release, I really hope N4G uploaders write their article correctly and try and not mislead people.
solidboss07  +   500d ago
I have a feeling that XB1 will sell very well. If they look after the gamers for the life of the console then sales will continue.
Yes, I do hope Sony sell more consoles so that they can fill their empty coffers, but they are delivering the best value and most powerful machine.
That doesn't mean XB is Cr*p or anything, its not. Its just the spin and bullshit that is off putting.
We all want to see XB4 and PS5.
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s1lentone  +   500d ago
Most journalist are payed off by MS to mislead people into their pockets. So i don't trust any of them.
Brazz  +   500d ago
@s1lentone > Polygon says: this is a lie, we are good game jornalist! (yeah polygon, sure.../sarc.)

1.000.000 sales! hell, ps4 is on fire!
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imt558  +   500d ago
Well, Shu said over 1 mil. sold!

ajax17  +   500d ago
Where's the PS2 at?
Lukas_Japonicus  +   500d ago
The year 2000?
ajax17  +   500d ago
I'm confused...it has Xbox and Gamecube figures but not the PS2
Blackdeath_663  +   500d ago
the graph is inaccurate one person posts a make shift graph and before you know it everyone has it bookmarked and its spreads like wildfire. ignore the graph and look up raw numbers PS2 sold 500k in day one if i recall correctly but that might be europe only ps2 japan launch according to a quick google search was at 980k but i doubt the accuracy of ps2 figures
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Enemy  +   500d ago
Well deserved.
ThatCanadianGuy514  +   500d ago
The Europe numbers will be insane.
MightyNoX  +   499d ago
^ This
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solidboss07  +   500d ago
Looking at things with perspective, they deserve it. Why? They are delivering a very good machine at a very good price, addressed the issues that hurt PS3, and look at the games on, or coming to PS3. They really do deserve a chance to succeed with their new console.
jessupj  +   499d ago
It's amazing how polar opposite Sony and MS are.

Sony are basically the good guys of core gaming, making a profit by doing everything right by the gamer and MS are the bad guys of gaming, that tried to put policies and restrictions in place to extract as much money from gamers as possible until they realised gamers weren't going to put up with that shit.

Sony definitely deserve those 1 million sales. And this is only the beginning.
FlunkinMonkey  +   500d ago


Shut. Up.

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HammadTheBeast  +   500d ago
I like how he actually wants the rehash Apple trash to dominate the market.

Apple products are good. No denying that. But only idiots would shell out $800 a year for marginal improvements.

Sadly, there are a lot of idiots.
Benchm4rk  +   499d ago

Sorry to tell you Apple had a games console and it failed miserably. Go look up the Apple Pippin
MasterCornholio  +   500d ago
Congrats Sony.

Nexus 7 2013
PR_FROM_OHIO  +   500d ago
Haters won't like this LOL!!!!! Great Job SONY
ACEMANWISE  +   500d ago
That's great news! In my humble opinion they should meet demand this time around...I'll tell you why.

A console is like a store. Without it no one can buy. The problem with the PS3 launch was their shortage of consoles at launch. Therefore a shortage of stores.

If the PS4 can supply the units then they can sell more software. I hope they can meet or exceed 5 million units in the U.S. by Christmas in order to establish a proper foothold in this market. It certainly seems to be a great opportunity being the first console released this gen.

I never understood the 600.00 price tag of the PS3 last gen. It was, to me, a barrier toward their future success...given the fact that more profits could be realized by making the console more affordable. They have a real chance this generation. Don't mess it up!
Tiechie  +   500d ago
To be fair back when ps3 came out. Most blu ray players alone was around 400 pounds and I paid 600 pounds for my ps3 when it came out. So to me it wasn't a bad deal.
Hanso  +   500d ago
PS is da King
Nintendo should be scared shitless that the PS4 had this kind of start as it means no one gives a shit about Wii U.
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Nujabes_  +   500d ago
Nintendo is playing their own game. They already dominate the handheld market and they don't seem to be worried about the Xbox One or PS4.
Rodent85  +   500d ago
nintendo acquisition by sony = world domination
BOLO  +   499d ago
Not gonna happen...Nintendo's market cap is higher than Sony's...And Nintendo's only focus is harware and software...The two joining forces with Sony/Nintendo IP's on one console would spell guaranteed death for M$FT tho.
gamingisnotacrime  +   500d ago
Will admit I got caught in the hype and bought a ps4
lol @ collective pressure
IWentBrokeForGaming  +   500d ago
Whenever I've been a multiconsole owner, the main company that has kept me wanting to come back for more has always been Sony and their exclusives!
BX81  +   500d ago
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IWentBrokeForGaming  +   500d ago
Absolutely man! When I had 360 next to my PS3 it was cause of Gears of War! but Sony then gave me Uncharted... when Uncharted then got Online, I couldn't look back on Gears! between the gameplay and graphics. Although polar opposites, it was unmatched. Uncharteds online also stayed together better than Gears online!

Naughty Dog are my developers to beat in overall quality, they are unrivaled.

The fact they hold the industry bar so high and are Sony Exclusive, is a big reason I keep coming back!
insomnium2  +   499d ago

What do you think about TLOU MP? I'm hooked as hell. The only reason I'm not playing that atm is my second playthrough with hardest difficulty.
After that I'm right back to TLOU MP. I never really got into MP with Uncharted but TLOU is a godlike MP game. Have you played it?
BX81  +   499d ago
Yeah, uncharted is the reason I got a ps3 and I don't regret it. The TLOU of us is sweet too, I would like the mp if my friends played but sadly none of them own a ps3.
ylwzx3  +   500d ago
Might just be me but does anyone else feel like the PS4 doesn't have the same build quality as the original PS3 on launch? It feels a little cheaper made.
solidboss07  +   500d ago
Well, you cannot blame me. I bought my PS3 in the U.K at 12:06am launch night. If more people had purchased the 60gig model with its heft, and all of the bells and whistles, then we might have been getting a different PS4.
But that's neither here, nor there. PS4 is powerful, and at a decent price.
maximus1985  +   500d ago
well it is 400 dollars this time around. its probably because its not as glossy as the ps3 was but when you turn it on you see what you paid for in full
ylwzx3  +   500d ago
True.. :)
HappyWithOneBubble  +   500d ago
I agree but I think this time around Sony figured they didn't need an expensive shiny cover. Makes production cost lower.

I wonder how Sony gonna make a slim PS4 when it is already small. There might not be one this gen.
KillrateOmega  +   500d ago
I'm not surprised :)
ger2396  +   500d ago
Good job Sony, I'm sure Microsoft will also have stellar launch.
insomnium2  +   499d ago
Numbers will be lower (one would think) but stellar nonetheless.
Relientk77  +   500d ago
Glad I contributed to that

I am really enjoying Contrast, playing that right now
I_am_Batman  +   500d ago
That's an impressive achievement. Unfortunately I can't get a PS4 right now but I'll make sure that I won't be too late to the party. I think I'll jump into next gen with the Infamous bundle.
Veneno  +   500d ago
I want to get one if there's a Drive Club bundle.
Majin-vegeta  +   500d ago
How can Batman not afford one D:??He is freaking rich.
GraveLord  +   500d ago
Xbots am cry.
SpinalRemains138  +   500d ago
All their sales are belong to SONY
moegooner88  +   500d ago
I will be getting the Infamous SS bundle, for the time being I need to finish my backlog, for those who haven't played Dishonored, you need to, great great game.
Yomiro  +   500d ago
Im in the guinness world records
RiPPn  +   500d ago
And that's just one continent. When they finish the launch on the 29th it's going to be insane.
jonboi24  +   500d ago
Such an achievement is worthy of a gold trophy.
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Applejack  +   500d ago | Funny
I would say it's more of like a Platinum trophy!
After a 7 year wait, im not surprised by this. Console gamers are crazy mad for a new piece of hardware. If Xbone doesn't beat these numbers, I have no doubt it'll be the 2nd biggest launch ever.
srd4484  +   499d ago
All depends how many MS was able to produce for launch. Sony I believe started 1 month early with great yields. Give it a full year to figure out how things are looking.
Akuma2K  +   500d ago
Good job by sony, they deserve all the praise for the hardwork they put into the PS4 and catering to the gamer.
superterabyte  +   500d ago
mysteryraz11  +   500d ago
wii u and xbox one suck, ps4 rules!
MasterCratosKong66  +   500d ago
Probably get downvoted for this even though I am happy for sony because...you know...I'm a gamer, but didn't this sell so well because Sony shipped way more units to meet more demand than on previous launches? Again not trying to knock, but I would figure a lot of previous consoles would do this well if they weren't sold out before they could reach these numbers day one. If I am wrong then my bad dumb question.
srd4484  +   499d ago
You're right. Sony started earlier than MS at producing the consoles. No issues during production. Give it a year or 2 to see the true numbers. Right now, it's about getting as many as you can to the public.
FireStorm50  +   499d ago
Playstation 4 will destroy Xbox One sale this coming Black Friday, this is what Sony is meant for, they will rule over Microsoft Xbox console forever, I would personally like to congratulate Sony for their extreme and great performance sales, they well deserve to be called the best console of 2013, Microsoft Xbox One, I just have something else to say other than you suck at console, just suck it
srd4484  +   499d ago
I don't get you fan boys. The company with the most systems out in the market will obviously win this holiday season. Systems are just being launched. Very long war between the 2.
PS4isKing_82  +   499d ago
"The king has returned"
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