Sony sells 1 million PS4 units in first 24 hours

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Sony sells 1 million PS4 units in first 24 hours

Just 24 hours following its US release Sony has announced its next-generation PS4 console has toppled one million sales. 

The console is scheduled to go on sale in Australia on 29 November. 

Andrew House, the head of Sony Computer Entertainment, the unit of Sony that oversees PlayStation, said: "We expect continued enthusiasm as we launch the PlayStation 4 on November 29."

Sony had previously announced it had received more than 1 million advance orders for the console. Still, the initial sales figures are Sony's first salvo in a battle brewing with Microsoft Xbox One console, which goes on sale 22 November. Sony is also hoping its console can help build a platform for recovery at the Japanese company's money-losing consumer electronics operations.

Sony is aiming to sell 5 million PS4 units by the end of its fiscal year that ends on 31 March.

Both the PS4, priced at US$399 in the United States, and the Xbox One, with a price tag of US$499, offer improved graphics for realistic effects, processors that allow faster game play and a slew of exclusive video games.

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