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Sony’s PlayStation 4 Sales a Record 1 Million Units In First 24 Hours

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sony-ps4-logoSony has announced that it has sold 1 million units of its new PlayStation 4 gaming console, just 24 hours after making it available in the US and Canada.

Seen as Sony’s saviour on its hold on consumer electronics business, the PS4 went on sale Friday November 15.

“PS4™ was designed with an unwavering commitment to gamers, and we are thrilled that consumer reaction has been so phenomenal,” said Andrew House, President and Group CEO, Sony Computer Entertainment, Inc. “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. We are extremely grateful for the passion of PlayStation fans and thank them for their continued support.”

The PlayStation®4 system is built for gamers and inspired by developers, provides powerful graphics and speed, intelligent personalization and deeply integrated social capabilities.

The PS4™ system comes with a DUALSHOCK®4 wireless controller that allows gamers to easily share videos of their favorite gameplay moments on Facebook, and images of their gameplay on Facebook or Twitter, with a single press of the controller’s SHARE button. Gamers can also broadcast their gameplay in real-time through Ustream or Twitch, and friends can comment on the streamed gameplay.

The PS4’s launch lineup includes highly anticipated games such as Killzone™ Shadow Fall, Knack™, Assassin’s Creed®IV Black Flag™, NBA® 2K14 and Call of Duty®: Ghosts. The PS4 system also offers access to entertainment options through a curated portfolio of digital entertainment apps, including Sony’s own Music Unlimited and Video Unlimited, as well as Amazon Instant Video, Netflix, NBA Game Time and Hulu Plus, all available on PlayStation®Store.

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