The PlayStation 4 set a launch-day sales record for video game consoles—the company reports that one million units sold in the first 24 hours. The previous sales record belonged to the PlayStation 2, with a half-million sales on day one. The launch was limited to North America, so sales are likely to accelerate as the new system becomes available in Europe and Japan.
Day-one sales of the PS4 set a record, with over one million units sold.
It will be interesting to see if Microsoft can match Sony's initial sales success with its Xbox One, which comes out this week. One million units has a catchy ring to it, and I wonder if Sony's lower price point (versus the Xbox One) contributed to its success. Can Microsoft match or beat the PS4's day-one sales record? One thing is certain, console gaming is far from dead. Now comes the tough part—deciding which system to buy.