PlayStation 4 sales top 1 million in first day
If you haven’t gotten your hands on a PlayStation 4 yet, good luck tracking one down now: Sony announced Sunday that more than 1 million of the new gaming systems were sold in the first 24 hours they were on shelves.
At a price point of $399, the PlayStation 4 went on sale at midnight on Thursday.
“PS4 was designed with an unwavering commitment to gamers, and we are thrilled that consumer reaction has been so phenomenal,” Andrew House, Sony Computer Entertainment president and group CEO, said in a statement Sunday. “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.”
PS4’s first day of sales also attracted some attempted thefts: Yahoo! reports that two people were arrested in Bakersfield, Calif., for trying to steal someone’s console.
Check out EW’s review of PlayStation 4.