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Sony Sells More Than 2.1 Million PlayStation 4s (Update: And Microsoft Says Xbox Has Sold Out)

xb1 ps4 controllerSony has sold more than 2.1 million units of its new gaming console, the PlayStation 4, Sony Computer Entertainment Group CEO Andrew House announced last night.

The PlayStation 4 is now in 32 countries, but more than one million of those sales came from the U.S. and Canada in the console’s first 24 hours. The PS4 debuted there on Nov. 15, and since then has been rolling out to more countries.

Update: In an emailed statement, Microsoft chief marketing and strategy officer Yusuf Mehdi said the company is impressed by the response to the Xbox One, released a week after the PS4. A company spokesperson declined to share specific sales numbers.

“Eleven days in we are seeing record breaking sales and are selling every Xbox One we can make,” Mehdi wrote in the statement. “Demand is far exceeding supply in the 13 countries we’ve launched and we are sold out at retailers around the world.”


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