Sony sells 1M PS4 devices within 24 hours

|About: Sony Corporation (SNE)|By:, SA News Editor

Sony (SNE) sold over 1M PlayStation 4 video-gaming consoles in the U.S. and Canada after the company launched the device on Friday.

However, Sony has received "isolated" reports of problems with the device.

Still, the record launch represents the opening salvo of this holiday season's console wars, with Microsoft (MSFT) due to start selling its Xbox One product on Friday.

Sony is relying on the PS4 to help turn around its loss-making consumer-electronics division. The company is scheduled to begin selling the PS4 in Europe and Latin America on November 29.