Sony’s PlayStation 4 out of the box.

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If early sales figures are a reliable barometer, Sony appears to have scored a hit with its new PlayStation 4.

The next-generation game console, which went on sale in North America on Friday, sold more than 1 million units in its first 24 hours on the market, Sony announced Sunday. The company did not say how many pre-orders contributed to that figure.

“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,” Andrew House, the CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment, said in a statement. more