One Million PS4 Units Sold on First Day, Problems Reported


Sony’s PlayStation 4 launch is complete and a success according to the company’s sales data. There are currently one million PlayStation 4 units in people’s homes across the US and Canada. It would be an impressive feat for a game to accomplish, but it’s doubly so for a $399 game system. From Sony’s press release:

“PS4™ was designed with an unwavering commitment to gamers, and we are thrilled that consumer reaction has been so phenomenal,” said Andrew House, President and Group CEO, Sony Computer Entertainment, Inc. “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 has not been perfect however. Reports of consoles stricken with a “blue light of death” have surfaced. Unresponsive consoles simply blink without sending out video. It is unknown how widespread the problem is, but Sony has issued a PS4 FAQ for troubleshooting purposes. Users should consult the piece if they run into issues.

For what it is worth, the MPG PS4 has run perfectly under use since the launch. Hopefully those with issues can have the situation sorted out soon.