PlayStation 4: Fastest Selling Console Ever


According to Sony Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida and Sony proper, the PS4 sold a million units in the first 24 hours that the system was available in North America. This news makes the PlayStation 4 the fastest selling console of all time, dethroning the previous king, the Sega Dreamcast.

As Sega will tell you, a great start doesn’t necessarily mean long term dominance, but it is hard to argue with the great start the PS4 has seen. Not to mention the system is only available in one region so far, and since Japan is Sony’s home turf, one would expect large sales numbers in the 2014 release there as well.

At any rate, the PS4 is off to a monstrous beginning, and Sony expects to see 5 million in sales worldwide by March 1, 2014. I think if the PS4′s availability holds up, we might see even larger sales numbers in Q1 2014.

Sony President and Group CEO Andrew House had this to say about the North American launch numbers:


“PS4™ was designed with an unwavering commitment to gamers, and we are thrilled that consumer reaction has been so phenomenal. 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.”


Stay tuned to Fate of the Game for more.

Dalton Miller
Dalton Miller

@TalesofDalton Analyst, Writer, Technologist, Futurist, e-cigarette aficionado, drinker of TAB cola, I'm ready for the dystopia, are you?


  1. Well done Sony – the PS4 is a powerhouse console and great bargain price of $400, they deserve the success they are getting – this next generation of consoles is going to dominate.

  2. $0N¥ PauperStation Foul = LIES, OVERHYPE, UNDERDELIVER!
    That’s why it’s crashing for so many people right now who fell for it, like the poor dumb people that they are.

    • Dude, you should really try to read and comprehend what you’re writing before you post something, you are just advertising your ignorance and stupidity to the world!! It was hyped, but not over hyped! You would have to be stupid to get over hyped for either of the new consoles! And the crash/failure rate is apparently only at .4% which is fucking nothing in comparison to how many failed iphones, ipads and other new complex electrical devices have when they are released for the first time. And believe me, you don’t want to see the failure rate of the 360 when it came out – and that lasted almost two full years! And if the failures were so bad, there is no way the PS4 would be the fastest selling console of all time. People are STILL rushing out to buy it, regardless of the failures. So next time, think about what your’re saying, you’re close to going ‘full retard’. You never go full retard!!

  3. The hype for this this is out of control, I’ve never seen this much excitement for a console

    • The hype is also fake, there isnt that much ecitment, they just make it seem like it is.

    • Agree, the PS4 has incredible demand and pre-orders worldwide, the hype is real. 1 million in 24hrs in N america alone is amazing, wait until Europe and Japan, PlayStation dominates there.

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