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Sony PlayStation 4 launch in the US; 1 million units sold in 24hrs including 0.04% defective ones


Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) released PlayStation 4 on November 15 in the United States, as part of a worldwide launch.

PS4 is the most advanced computer system, which is served as “an unwavering commitment to gamers.” The console offers the next-gen computer home entertainment, realized through a custom 8-core AMD “Jaguar” processor, in addition to the playability of a vast catalog of over 180 titles.

Having Giga-bit Ethernet and a 500GB hard disk drive, users will be able to download a variety of contents as well as access on-line games and services over the network. Equipped with basic input/output ports, PS4 supports a broad range of displays from full HD (1080p) to the latest 4K flat panel displays, offering the joy of the most advanced computer entertainment contents to homes around the world.

With the overwhelming computational power of the AMD processor with Radeon graphics, PS4 is capable of playing back content from Blu-ray (BD) disc at a bit rate of multiplex 48Mbps with ease, the maximum bit rate defined in BD standards – just like its predecessor.


The new DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller has been created by refining and improving the world’s most popular PlayStation controller. The controller for PS4 employs a highly sensitive six-axis sensing system that is capable of processing all parameters within the controller itself, thereby eliminating the need for any additional settings on the display system.

After 3 days of the launch, the company shared its sales figures of first 24 hrs, in which over 1 million units were sold in North America. Certainly, it’s good news, and the CEO and President of the Japanese group Andrew House has greeted the team and expected the same enthusiasm 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,” he added.

Additionally, Sony has also admitted that about 0.04% of units are defective sold in the US. The statement came through IGN.

In recent days, many customers who got the new console before the official launch reported some hardware problem relatively with HDMI port, which stops suddenly and completely interrupts video output — the signal sent to the TV – accordingly. The only thing to do is to replace the console for the unfortunate users.

Well, the number of affected users – with the same problem — are quite less compared to the units sold to date, and it lead us to believe that the particular problem can impact a larger percentage of systems when it will debut globally on November 29.

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