Looks like the PlayStation 4 isn’t doing that bad for its first day, clocking in at a cool 1 Million systems sold within the first 24 hours of release. This makes it fastest selling console Sony has ever produced to date, outselling the PlayStation 2 in Japan.
What’s even better for Sony is that it’s only been released in the US and Canada so far, with European, Oceanic and Asian markets still waiting for it to come over. President of Worldwide studios for
Sony Computer Entertainment, Shuhei Yoshida tweeted the news on Sunday:
PS4 has sold through over 1 million units within 24 hours of the launch in North America!!! 😀
— Shuhei Yoshida (@yosp) November 17, 2013
However, not all is fine and dandy for PS4 owners. A number of bought consoles have been experiencing a ‘Blue Light of Death’ problem rendering the systems bricked. The issue is said to be very rare, but many of the reviews on Amazon are less-than-flattering as a result. Sony said in a statement to IGN:
There have been several problems reported, which leads us to believe there isn’t a singular problem that could impact a broader percentage of systems. The number of affected systems represents less than .4% of shipped units to date, which is within our expectations for a new product introduction.
Sony has also published a troubleshooting guide, in case you’re one of the people having some problems. Apparently most of the issues are cause because of TV compatibility issues. Sony will release the PlayStation 4 in Europe and Latin America on Nov. 29 and in Japan on Feb. 22, 2014.