PS4 ships one million units on day one in North America, best console launch in history

Sony’s PlayStation 4 console has experienced the best console launch in the company’s history by shipping one million units in North America on day one alone. In comparison, the PS2, which was initially released in Japan only, shipped one million units in three days.

This news was confirmed by Shuhei Yoshida who Tweeted:

“PS4 has sold through over 1 million units within 24 hours of the launch in North America!!! 😀 ”

The North American market was conquered by Microsoft’s Xbox 360 in the previous gen so we’ll have to wait and see how the Xbox One does in comparison. However, one million is a pretty good start.

Congratulations, Sony!