Sony’s latest video game console went on sale in the U.S. and Canada on Friday and within the first 24-hours, had sold more than 1 million units
Shuhei Yoshida, Sony’s President of Worldwide Studios revealed the sales figure in a Tweet on Sunday:
Amazon says it’s already sold out:
But there’s been reports that some of the units are malfunctioning. Several Amazon customers posted complaints that their units didn’t work out of the box, the so-called Blue Pulsing Light Of Death issue. And, as the Verge’s Russell Brandom points out, a string on Reddit’s PS4 forum lists over 80 folks who say they were shipped a dead unit, too.
Sony sent us this statement, saying it’s aware of the reports:
We are aware that some people have reported issues with their PlayStation 4 systems. We are closely monitoring for additional reports, but we think these are isolated incidents and represent a very small percentage of total units shipped to consumers to date.
In the meantime, Microsoft is set to release its competitor, the Xbox One, on Friday, Nov. 22.
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