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Sony has updated its official estimate of how many PlayStation 4 consoles sold at launch were defective, citing “several issues reported” rather than a single problem. On Friday and over the weekend, they tallied the problematic percentage at 0.4 percent. In an emailed statement today, a spokesperson said “less than 1 percent” are affected, which is still “very small” and “within the expected range for a new product introduction.”
News Bytepeaked at $495.2 million, according to sales data from research firm NPD, down 25 percent from the same period in 2012. Retail software sales declined 17 percent year over year to $254.3 million. Hardware sales plummeted 42 percent from the year prior to $109.5 million. The top console for the month? Microsoft’s Xbox 360, though it sold just 130,000 units in April, down 45 percent from a year earlier.