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Old 17-11-2013, 14:22
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Sony has sold over 1 million PlayStation 4 consoles in just 24 hours in North America.

The electronics giant launched the PS4 on Friday (November 15) in the US and Canada, the first region to receive the product.




"We are thrilled that consumer reaction has been so phenomenal," said Andrew House, president and group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment.

"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."

The figures make the PlayStation 4 Sony's fastest-selling console to date.

Microsoft, which releases rival console the Xbox One on November 22, recently congratulated Sony on the PS4 launch.

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Old 17-11-2013, 14:49
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Wow 1 million is an impressive number of sales I hope production can keep up with demand.

I suspect Microsoft will release bigger figures than this but it will be based on sales made in all launch country's instead of just North America.
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Old 17-11-2013, 18:11
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Yeah shall be interesting.

Though I'm not sure. MS were still overclocking their console whilst PS4 was in production, but on the flip side Sony are launching in more markets by the end of the year so would need the headstart on production.

Also interesting, though I expect the figures would be nearly equal is that the 1m figure is sold units, not shipped which is often given to give the impression of higher numbers.
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Old 17-11-2013, 18:19
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Just hope for the folk here The MS launch goes smooth and nobody here gets a doa unit.
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Old 21-11-2013, 20:00
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In addition to the 1 million PS4s already sold, retailer Gamestop say they have a further 2.3 million customers on the PS4 waiting list.

That's just 1 retailer!

Insane!
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Old 21-11-2013, 20:28
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That is nucking futs!!
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Old 21-11-2013, 20:47
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Just hope for the folk here The MS launch goes smooth and nobody here gets a doa unit.
That's not really possible, all electronics fail and it seems like lots when over a million are sold even if it's under 1% failure rate.
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Old 21-11-2013, 20:49
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Also interesting, though I expect the figures would be nearly equal is that the 1m figure is sold units, not shipped which is often given to give the impression of higher numbers.
I don't understand that argument, either way MS is paid for selling 1 million units even if their sitting in Amazon's warehouse.
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Old 21-11-2013, 22:52
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I don't understand that argument, either way MS is paid for selling 1 million units even if their sitting in Amazon's warehouse.
Yes but it's unlikely either are making much profit on the consoles. So if there sitting in the warehouses there making next to no profit, as most of it comes from subs and software.
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Old 21-11-2013, 23:29
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I don't understand that argument, either way MS is paid for selling 1 million units even if their sitting in Amazon's warehouse.
For the business, sure - assuming that they don't have the option to return them, so for example in Nintendo's last report they shipped minus 20,000 consoles - in other words a whole load were returned.

But sales are better than shipped figures because it is easy to over ship, you could ship 1m widgets but only sell 10 widgets.

Using shipped figures doesn't show how well your product is actually doing.
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Old 22-11-2013, 09:37
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Yes but it's unlikely either are making much profit on the consoles. So if there sitting in the warehouses there making next to no profit, as most of it comes from subs and software.
In that case why use the sales of consoles to determine how well they are doing, looking at the top 10 games chart would give a better indication.
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Old 22-11-2013, 10:55
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In addition to the 1 million PS4s already sold, retailer Gamestop say they have a further 2.3 million customers on the PS4 waiting list.

That's just 1 retailer!

Insane!
I was on PSU forums last night and their not quite sure that figure is accurate. Gamestop only have 600 stores so each store would be taking something like 4000 preoders. Whats more likely is that people are going in multiple stores to pre-order, making sure they get one somewhere. But someone then pointed out that gamestop do take details like Driving License etc when taking pre-orders so it could be right
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