Friday was a banner day for Sony's video game division, with the company announcing over the weekend that it sold 1 million units of the newly launched PlayStation 4 in North America during its first 24 hours on store shelves.
Damage control. They've only launched in NA and they still 30 more countries to release in including their home country of Japan. Also once people understand Remote Play/VitaTV more I expect to see those flying off shelves aswell.
Feelings were hurt by the early success of the PS4. Sales will keep going up and up, there is no doubt about it. I mean, who wouldn't want the most powerful gaming console for only $400?
I just bought 2 Xbox One's now I need to learn how to go busking lol £900. Would love to get a PS4 too early next year though. Both consoles will probably be awesome in different areas.
The more I see from arstechnica, cnet, polygon, and others the more I'm starting to get annoyed. Can you not give freaking congratulations when it's due. Is it so hard to say good job. n4g please make a block website option.
I am convinced that the butt-hurt fanbots of yester-year are now working for CNet and Arstechnica and they are simply putting to pen their disdain for the Sony brand. Sad...
Don't read too much into this site trolling for hits
I dont understand why people can even bash the PS4. Sony is all about the gamer, Xbox fans included.
Question, how often is Sony going to release more though, to be able to supply everyone that one with one? So they dont lose out any sales
ArsTechnia is on serious damage control for Microsoft here lately. When did they turn into such a terribly bias website?
Ars is in the thick of it now. Neogaf is ripping them to pieces over this article. And its become a pattern with Ars and the PS4. Look at what Ars said about their readers, calling them consoletards: http://www.neogaf.com/forum... By page 15 Gaf are in a full blown rip of Ars. It's only going to get worse. Didn't they learn anything from watching Adam Orth burn? Game journalists think they are celebrities and can crap on their fans and get away with it. No. http://www.neogaf.com/forum... EDIT: Now Ars are now directly attacking fans that didn't like their opinion piece. I guess they can dish it out but can't take it.
Ok, what the hell has been up with arstechnica lately? They used to be a neutral tech site, but ever since the PS4 has been outputting 1080p games while the Xbox One can't, and now the 1 million consoles sold day one for the PS4, Ars has been trying to downplay everything related to PS4's success in PR and in numbers. I know that the Xbox fanboys will call out the "tinfoil hat" B.S. on this but, are Arstechnica being paid by Microsoft or something? This is getting sad.
I partially agree about having cautious optimism because it is a marathon and not a sprint. I mean the PS3 catching up on the 360 after being late a year is our best example but down playing the PS4 achievement, that's harsh. I can't believe Ars did that.
@Dragon "but ever since the PS4 has been outputting 1080p games while the Xbox One can't," "I know that the Xbox fanboys will call out the "tinfoil hat" B.S. on this but," Maybe a lot of other people just don't care about those things and are more concerned about the actual games and how they play. Maybe sales of a certain product doesn't mean the product is destined for godlike ascension. Remember the motto on this site not too long ago...Sales don't matter... I love that every site with just one little criticism about PS4 and they are automatically thrown into a "MS paid by" conspiracy.
^^^ Yeah cuz DR is known to be such a great game (sarcasm). DR is almost pointless and its goofy and repetitive. Also a F2P fighting game from a franchise that really is not that big in the fighting world (it is nowhere near as big as SF or MK) and only runs at 720p on a next gen system. And what are you left with FZ5? I could care less, i find these wanna be racing simulators to be boring
@XboxFun: LMFAO! I don't think I've laughed so much at a comment in awhile. You frickin' know that you and the rest of your Xbox fanboy brethren would be shouting it from the rooftops if the Xbox One had even a single mode of one game at 1080p and the PS4 had it at anything less than that. Oh, but when the Xbox One can't do something, it suddenly doesn't matter right? Have you looked at the Playstation brand of consoles? Failure isn't something that occurs for Playstation home consoles (though it does with their handhelds). The fact that the PS4 is cheaper and has broke sellthrough records on its first day means that, yeah, it is destined for godlike ascension. Downplay it all you want though, it still won't help the Xbox One in any way. ArsTechnica didn't have "just one little criticism" of the PS4. They've been consistent in their downplay of anything PS4 related that's superior to the Xbox One, but I bet they'll laud Smartglass or Kinect without even using it one time.
Good Luck Sony .
Are we really gonna downplay facts and sales now?? Really? OMG.... Its sold 1 mill in 24 hours just deal with it. Its apparent everyone wanted a PS4 since E3. All the chanting at Sony's conference wasn't just for show afterall. Grats Sony on a historical launch.
Arsetechnica just shitting on positive PS4 news: -720p vs 1080p: resolution doesn't matter -record breaking launch doesn't matter Im not sure what they're trying to tell us here? That PS4 will not sell 1 million consoles each day?
Damage control? They were just stating that all consoles sell well first day; and by selling 1 million consoles Sony has met the demand better than ever before. This ^ is a good thing. Sony did a good job... @disagrees You're a stubborn bunch, I'm not even bad talking the PS4. I love mine... You just have to have an open mind, instead of have your brand allegiance.
Only problem with your statement and their article is that the PS4 was only one Area of the content while the others were sold in multiple areas. They didn't cover the other 33 areas yet. If NA and parts of SA was able to sell 1million in 24hrs, what can we expect for the other areas. Also Sony only stated 1 day. what about the entire weekend. So sorry your comment is getting disagrees, I understand what you are saying, but you can't compare numbers of world releases to a single area and say that its not a big deal.
Saigon. While I do agree with you, I never said it wasn't a big deal. Mostly every console that comes out, sells out. Sony has provided more stock than any console release in history. That is a huge deal.
I've already said this to a wave of disagrees... Its a misleading number.. Nobody preordered consoles a year early before this gen etc.. They banked consoles and saved customers from having to hunt for a unit for 6 months.. They are selling great.. No question whatsoever... But if people waited 7 years for a ps2 and could preorder and get it day one.. Their first day sales would equal their first 6 months... No system has ever launched in this manner... Its pointless to compare it to previous launches because its not the same thing .. If anything the ps4 just became the new standard.. But you can't compare numbers and think well if this sold this much, then the ps4 will sell 800 million units
Don't read too much into the fastest selling console ever. Dont get me wrong...the xbone will do great too and when its all said and done, even if sony sells more consoles, MS gets just what they want...an entertainment hub in the homes of millions. I love my ps4 but I do believe the xbone could become like the new iphone or ipad for the TV.
If it doesn't MS has problems because they bet the farm on it.
@ Orange Not as big as Sony home boy. MS as a business is doing great, Sony as a business, not so much, so I'm just saying Sony has more riding on this gen than MS does. MS made money this gen, Sony never made back the PS3 investment. They just started making a profit 1 or 2 years ago. I think the One could fail completely and MS would be ok, not good by any means but I think they could keep it going better than Sony if the PS4 failed, so I think it's Sony betting the farm if anyone.
And yet which company makes great games? Sony isn't money money just like Microsoft. Microsoft would never publish games like puppeteer and so on and so forth
I choose to read very much into it and say it will continue to do amazingly well through it's life cycle...
Wow. This article. This website, all the salt. I'd filter this trash. Couldn't they just congratulate Sony? Boy, I'm telling you, the new console launches are really showing true colors of these websites. Wow. I see green all over the place. For shame.
Yup, I bet if the Xbone was the one to hit this milestone, we'll never ever stop hearing how much praise it will get from websites like these guys. Arthur Gies, Ben Kuchera, and the entire crew of Polygon.
Funny you say that, cause PlayStation sells the best in Europe :p Just wait when it releases here
As soon as I have got the PS4 and then a gaming PC, my next purchase will be a Vita.
Good choice. I picked up a Vita recently and haven't regretted it. PS4, Vita, and a nice multi-purpose gaming laptop are a great combo for me. See you on PSN
"Also once people understand Remote Play/VitaTV more I expect to see those flying off shelves aswell". Yea, that's the same thing they said when uncharted was released for it. It didn't happen.No one is gonna buy a vita for remote play.
Dr Evil said 1 billion dollars lol not a million but it's nice to see him still doing the rounds ;)
To be fair, he did say one million dollars at first lol.
yeah lol I forgot about that haha
in Austin Powers 2? maybe 3 (pretty sure it's 2 though) doesn't he revert back to the 1 million after he goes back in time and steal's Austin's mojo after the world leaders laugh at him for requesting one billion?
It's only natural that more consoles sell. The same reason why movies today do more opening weekend sales than 10 years ago. More people are playing games, so there is more demand for these consoles. Still, it's a great number for Sony to pull right out of the starting gates. The real question is once all the initial demand is satisfied, how will the console sell? With some solid titles still yet to be released for the 360 and PS3, will everyone be as quick to jump into the next gen as the early adopters? Or will it be more of a snowball effect over the next year or so??
Ars Technica >dont read too much into launch sales >dont read too much into 720p vs 1080p Kek
dont read too much into we're getting some $$$ love from MS.
i hate how some people make it seem like there are more to things than there really is.
this site is showing its true color which might be green.
Yeah but those came after >dont read too much into Blue Light Of Death >dont read too much into XB1 games looking better despite res >dont read too much into XB1 exclusive being graphically unmatched >dont read too much into the PS4 having the weaker lineup >dont read too much into XB1 being a much better multi media device >dont read too much into PS4 gaming being hyped as 1080p when they were not before patch >dont read too much into huge multi platform games not running on par with the XB1 versions(frame rate) >dont read too much into PS fans claiming victory when the other console has not even launched. >dont read too much into XB1 having 300,000 cloud compute servers for dedicated server gaming. ;) You say something about 1080p? I can't remember...
Your decision grows greater by the day........
I'm not sure if you are serious but even as I sit here waiting to pick up my XB1 I am not blind to the fact that all multiplats look better on PS4. Its the same thing PS3 players had to deal with during the XB360 era. Also the only reason for the patch is Microsofts rules. You know the one... All games have to have parity when released or we don't want them on our console. The only good thing is that Devs found a way around Microsofts controlling ways. I hate their policies and most of their regulations and still fear they may force all of their DRM and everything else upon us in a future patch. I am giving them a SHOT to prove me wrong and only because I want KI and Titanfall.
Don't read into this 12 year old who is living in his own delusional world
"Your desperation grows greater by the day......" Fixed.
Truly delusional Fanboy of the year award goes to MorePowerOfGreen.
kek ? are you a dirty horde ?
I totally agree with this, the next gen war has just started, the ps4 could win, but wii u and x box one could, nothing is for certain, while i hope it is nintendo, Number one is not important to me, it's the fun I have out of the system.
All I'm reading is:1 million ps4's sold in 24hrs.........nothing else to add.A spectacular next-gen start for Sony and console gaming.
Shame some won't give it that credit and just write it off as a non event. I'll give this article that it was a decent read, but overall, it does feel like damage control at best.
Yep. In North America alone despite the 360's dominance in that region for the past 7 years. Fastest selling console in history...but don't read into it.
"Fastest selling console in history". Just can't be understated!
We have only just begun "reading too much". Global playstation domination is imminent.
the true next gen console is here ladies and gentlemen :D so many happy gaming years ahead of us :D
Of course Ars Technica. It is no big deal. Just managed to become the fastest selling console of all time whilst releasing in just one country. Playing this down makes you look bitter and stupid.
Kyle Orland, nothing to see here... again with these half-full/half-empty analyses. people should be celebrating that console gaming isn't dead... i'm beginning to think these "journalists" took the backlash during the MS DRM and 180 very personally and Sony's taking the brunt of it since they can't do anything about the gamers who proved them wrong...
it just 90% pre-order units
If it's not a long term success than the industry is in trouble. The WiiU performace won't impact the.industry too much because of the sales of 3rd party games on Nintendo consoles being low most of the time anyway.
Coming from the same guys that said no noticeable difference between 1080p vs 720p. Much FUD
Its crazy because his examples are first week sales... But the PS4 more than doubles each one of them in the first day. This site is really going out of its way to not give credit where its do when it comes to ps4
Why can't these so called gaming sites give credit when credit is deserved. After the disaster that was the PS3 release this is a big win for Sony. Take into account releasing in only 1 region & in Microsoft's own region where they dominated for much of last gen. To sell that many consoles in such a short timeframe is impressive. Granted the XBONE will do well too. Two healthy consoles is great for the iindustry and gamers alike. Just hope we get better game journalism is more consistent this gen but that is asking too much.
Because clickbait has ruined a lot of these sites. So where do we go to get unbiased reliable news? Fuck If I know, even the youtube personalities have fallen victim too.
I don't understand gaming journalism of late the ps4 selling 1 million consoles since when is that not a good thing for gamers not to read much into it, does not help gaming in general that people are still excited in consoles thus making developers still want to keep making games. I am slowly losing interest in game journalism as 90 percent seem to have some stupid agenda they are trying to push instead looking at the bigger picture.
gaming journalism sucks and it's getting worse lately it's pretty sickening Edit: on that note congratulations Sony.. My ps4 has ruined my social life.. I love it.
"A strong launch is nice, but it doesn't necessarily imply long-term success." You realize that this IS Sony right?! The one that takes chances. The one that supported games like Heavy Rain and Journey. The company that towards the end of its previous console's life cycle still produced games like The Last of Us. Right. Its likely JUST a fad. :/
ONE MILLION in 24 hours is nothing to sneeze at. What I keep thinking about is that the Xbox One releases next week and only a handful of people are going to be getting both. When was the last time, if ever, two consoles so closely competitive released at the same time? The 360 and PS3 were a year apart. The Dreamcast and PS2 were a year apart. PS1 and N64 were a year apart. Genesis and SNES were a year apart. This is the first time that I can find where they are launching so close to each other. I can only guess that high sales numbers for the PS4 is going to be bad news for the XB1. But we'll have to wait and see. Whoever can keep up with demand and supply the most units will probably have the best numbers. I'm also guessing that Microsoft does not have one million units to allocate to North America alone.
These guys are at it, again? LOL.
The facts in the article are relevant but as everyone else has said why not just be glad that sales were good for the console and leave it at that. This article stinks of favoritism(yeah i know they touched on all the other consoles as well). had this been a XB1 article it would have sung high praise for it saying it is the best thing since the invention of the wheel and sales show it. no i an not a fanboy i have a ps3 and a 360 and i have a ps4 and plan on having an xb1 as well.