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Sony Corp. sold more than 1 million PlayStation 4 consoles in North America in the first 24 hours of sales, though some buyers reported “issues” with the new gaming device, it said.

The record sales, which top initial results for its predecessor, the PlayStation 3 launched in 2006, come as Chief Executive Officer Kazuo Hirai tries to make the video-game console the centerpiece of a corporate turnaround strategy. Pressure is building on Hirai after Sony last month surprised investors by reporting an unexpected second-quarter loss.

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