PlayStation 4 Is The Biggest Console Launch In History

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We already knew the PlayStation 4 was a big success, but with 2.1 million units sold in just two weeks time, it’s officially a strong enough launch for Sony’s new console to claim the title of biggest console launch in history. This impressive feat was revealed by Sony President and CEO, Jack Tretton and backed up by NPD, the go-to source for games industry stats.

“PlayStation 4 sales in North America and worldwide have been incredibly strong since launch, culminating in PS4 being recognized as the largest console launch in history,” Tretton explains. “In North America alone, more than one million PS4 units were sold in only 24 hours and we’re pleased NPD has reported that PS4 was the top selling next gen platform for both hardware and software in November.” Tretton wrote in a statement issued last week.

“We are humbled by the passion and excitement demonstrated by gamers for PS4. Demand continues to overwhelm supply, but we’re working hard to get PS4 units into the hands of customers throughout the holiday season.”

This is fantastic — and well-deserved — news for Sony. They turned a lot of longtime Xbox fans over to the blue side with the PlayStation 4, which was both consumer friendly and a gaming console first when the Xbox One was stirring up controversy (and a fair bit of anger) for the embracing the opposite. It also beat out the Xbox One, Wii U and PC when I asked you what console you’re most interested in, so there’s that too.


  • Marty McFly

    Hell yeah! That’s cause Playstation is better than Xbox.

    • Polsdofer

      LOL @ this guy

  • SkullBunnie

    Ok… SO play station came out a week prior to Xbox one and are BARELY ahead

    ” The latest numbers show that the PS4 has sold 2.1 million units, while the Xbox One is at 2 million consoles. ”

    SO isn’t a little premature on this pomp and circumstance…you gonna hang out on an air craft carrier with a mission accomplished banner while your at it. …Jesus christ

    • Nothing333

      I have to completely agree with you. The systems seem pretty much neck in neck at this point. Which is actually great for the video game industry.

  • c-s-a78

    wiiU is better.more family oriented games.

    • Adam Dodd

      NO WAY. The Atari 2600 is better. Asteroids is the shit.

      • c-s-a78

        got me there!
        that and zaxon!

        • SkullBunnie

          Screw all y’all.. TEXAS INSTRUMENTS TI99 FTW