PS4 had the “Largest Console Launch in History”Dec 13, 2013, PS4
The NPD Group has revealed the PS4 is the top selling next gen platform in November for both hardware and software.
During the press release, President and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America revealed the PlayStation 4 was “the largest console launch in history, 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,” he stated.
“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 is the top selling next gen platform for both hardware and software in November. 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,” he said.
Sony didn’t reveal any concrete number, but they previously confirmed 2.1 million PS4 units sold worldwide.
Callahan reports that the PS4 rates “exceeding those of the launch months of both the PS3 and the PS2.” combined. Keep in mind the NPD only tracks sales for North America and also digital download sales is not included.
Meanwhile Sony Computer Entertainment released a brand new video for the PS4 launch titled “World’s Largest Console Launch Ever.” You can check it out below.