Sony Corp said on Sunday it had sold 1 million units of its new PlayStation 4 gaming console in the first 24 hours that it was available in the United States and Canada. The console, which Sony is counting on to kick-start a revival of its consumer electronics business, went on sale on November 15. Andrew House, the head of Sony Computer Entertainment, the unit of Sony that oversees PlayStation, said in a statement that sales remain very strong in North America. We expect continued enthusiasm as we launch the PlayStation 4 in Europe and Latin America on November 29, House said. Sony Corp had previously announced it had received more than 1 million advance orders for the console.