By Lisa Johnston
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Tokyo — Sony Computer Entertainment said over the weekend that it sold more than 1 million PlayStation 4 units in the 24 hours of the U.S. and Canadian retail launch Nov. 15.
“PS4 was designed with an unwavering commitment to gamers, and we are thrilled that consumer reaction has been so phenomenal,” said Andrew House, Sony Computer Entertainment president and group CEO. “Sales remain very strong in North America, and we expect continued enthusiasm as we launch the PlayStation 4 in Europe and Latin America on Nov. 29. We are extremely grateful for the passion of PlayStation fans and thank them for their continued support.”
The system offers more powerful processing, graphics and speed combined with intelligent personalization and integrated social capabilities.
The system includes a Dualshock 4 wireless controller that enables easily sharing videos of favorite game play moments on social-network sites, with a single press of a dedicated “Share” button.
Gamers can also broadcast their game play in real-time through Ustream or Twitch.
The console launched with a portfolio of new games for popular franchises, including “Killzone Shadow Fall,” “Knack,” “Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag,” “NBA 2K14” and “Call of Duty: Ghosts.”
The PS4 system offers heavy integration of entertainment services through a collection of available entertainment apps, including Sony's Music Unlimited and Video Unlimited streaming services, as well as Amazon Instant Video, Netflix, NBA Game Time and Hulu Plus.
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