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.

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GarrusVakarian1856d ago (Edited 1856d ago )

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.

Eyeco1856d ago (Edited 1856d 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 ?

Lowsnamebrand1856d 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

abzdine1856d ago (Edited 1856d ago )

amazing, now EU's turn please we cannot wait anymore!!!!!
Europe will set another record

BattleAxe1856d 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.

superbhoy1856d ago (Edited 1856d 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?

Septic1856d 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_Darkness1855d ago (Edited 1855d ago )

Lets hope the xbone sells fairly well so MS can keep Sony on their feet still.
Better for us gamers.

FamilyGuy1855d 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!

DontShoot-Me-Bro1855d 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.


TBONEJF1855d ago

Don't think XB1 will beat that number in 24hrs but have to wait and see.

SilentNegotiator1855d ago

A track record clearly goes a long way, because despite having a fairly weak launch lineup, people know that PS4 will deliver.

badz1491855d 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!

bacrec11855d ago

Glad they learned from last time.

Mister_Dawg1855d 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.

ChrisW1855d 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.

Concertoine1855d 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.

DrJones1855d ago (Edited 1855d 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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starchild1855d ago

That's a very nice accomplishment. Congratulations, Sony.

ChronoJoe1855d 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.

MYDEATH211855d 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

T21855d ago

Yeah there will be some bad eggs in there ... Hang in there

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IRON883 1855d ago

Good for sony I love my ps4!!!

bomboclaat_gamer1855d ago (Edited 1855d 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

Freedomland1855d ago

What do you want to prove here about him or you?
This post says everything about you though.

Magicite1855d ago

But Reggie says: ''Meh!''

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GarrusVakarian1856d ago (Edited 1856d 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

kiz26941856d 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.

solidboss071856d ago (Edited 1856d 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.

s1lentone1856d ago

Most journalist are payed off by MS to mislead people into their pockets. So i don't trust any of them.

Brazz1855d ago (Edited 1855d 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!

ajax171855d ago

I'm has Xbox and Gamecube figures but not the PS2

Blackdeath_6631855d ago (Edited 1855d 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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