Sony's 1 Million PlayStation 4 Console Sales in 24 Hours Marred by Complaints of Faulty Hardware

Paul Lilly

PlayStation 4 is off to a fast start, but not all owners are happy

At long last, Sony's PlayStation 3 is a last generation console. It took a good seven years to officially reach that status, but with the PlayStation 4 launching to retail over the weekend, Sony can look ahead to a new era in gaming, just as soon as it can figure out what's causing so many reported "Blue LIght of Death" errors. Otherwise, the PS4 is off to a great start with 1 million units finding new homes in the first 24 hours.

"PS4 was designed with an unwavering commitment to gamers, and we are thrilled that consumer reaction has been so phenomenal," said Andrew House , President and Group CEO, Sony Computer Entertainment, Inc. "Sales remain very strong in North America, and we expect continued enthusiasm as we launch the PlayStation 4 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."

Serving as somewhat of a black eye over what's otherwise been a successful launch, some gamers have complained that their consoles were dead on arrival, The Verge reports . Complaints have surfaced on Reddit, Amazon, Sony's support forum, and other places on the web, many of which indicate a persistent blue light.

Sony told The Verge that it is "closely monitoring" the situation. The rep also said these reports are an isolated incident and that less than 0.4 percent of units are affected.

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