Surprise! A console that had more than a million pre-orders managed to sell a million systems on day one.
"PS4 was designed with an unwavering commitment to gamers, and we are thrilled that consumer reaction has been so phenomenal," Sony Computer Entertainment CEO Andrew House, said in the press release. "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."
The launch of PS4 unquestionably dwarfs anything PlayStation has ever done before. PS3, for example, launched with fewer than 100,000 systems in Japan. It also took two months for PS3 to reach the one million unit mark in North America.
Of course, there's a whole another console coming out this Friday. Let's see how it fares.