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PS4 is 'largest console launch in history,' beats Xbox One at hardware and software

on 12 December 2013

The NPD Group has confirmed that PlayStation 4 is the best-selling next-gen console of November, beating Xbox One and Wii U in hardware and software sales.

Sony confirmed NPD's report in a press release moments ago, with SCEA president and CEO Jack Tretton remarking, "PlayStation 4 sales in North America and worldwide have been incredibly strong since launch, culminating in PS4 being recognized as the largest console launch in history. In North America alone, more than one million PS4 units were sold in only 24 hours and we’re pleased NPD has reported that PS4 was the top selling next gen platform for both hardware and software in November."

He continues: "We are humbled by the passion and excitement demonstrated by gamers for PS4. Demand continues to overwhelm supply, but we’re working hard to get PS4 units into the hands of customers throughout the holiday season."

Demand is certainly outstripping supply. Earlier today, a fresh stock of PS4 consoles went on sale on Amazon.com. In 30 minutes, the world's largest online retailer was sold out... again.

Stay tuned for more NPD and PlayStation 4 news from PSU, and give us your thoughts on PS4 in the comments below. Enjoying your new system? Still trying to find one? 

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