PlayStation 4 pre-orders fuel sales in first day for North American launch.
Sony sold over 1 million PS4s in its first 24 hours at retail on November 15, 2013 in the United States and Canada. The company is expected to sell 3 million PlayStation 4 consoles by the end of the year, which would be every console it produces.
"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."
Built for gamers and inspired by developers, the PS4 provides powerful graphics and speed, intelligent personalization and deeply integrated social capabilities. The PS4 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 PlayStationStore.