While we’re all waiting for the full NPD report for November, the first tidbits of information are already filtering giving us a glimpse on what most are probably curious about. VGX host and journalist Geoff Keighley just tweeted that Sony announced that PS4 was the top selling next-gen platform for “both hardware and software”
Update: here’s what President and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America had to say in the official press release that was delivered immediately afterwards:
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.
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.
And here’s Keighley’s original tweet:
Looks like at least for now we know that someone at Sony is probably uncorking a bottle of Champagne. Mind you, looks like the folks at Microsoft are celebrating as well.
We also have to remember that NPD tracks sales only for North America and doesn’t keep records of digital download sales.
Update 2: In the meanwhile Sony Computer Entertainment also released a celebratory video, aptly titled “World’s Largest Console Launch Ever.”