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PS4 global sales update

Andrew House writes: "In what is shaping up to be a historic year for gamers, I’m delighted to share an important new milestone with you. PS4′s North American debut on 15th November was PlayStation’s largest ever, with more than one million gamers picking up a PS4 in just 24 hours. Now, with PS4′s global launch expanding to a total of 32 countries worldwide, including Europe and Latin America, I’m proud to announce that more than 2.1 million PS4s have been sold." (PS4)

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wotta  +   797d ago | Well said

Well Done Sony, that's impressive figures.
majiebeast  +   797d ago
They could have easily done more if they had more supply. Ive seen them go on ebay in Germany for 620euro's or higher.
LOL_WUT  +   797d ago | Well said
People were quick to point out that it got outsold on Black Friday by the competition but little did they know this console was pulling in the numbers in another region. 2.1 million as of Dec 1st how does that feel? ;)

Congrats to Sony!
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KUV1977  +   797d ago
At the launch-event in Berlin they could have easily sold 4 times as many as they had in stock. 1.200 consoles for 5.000 people (guestimates).
Why o why  +   797d ago
Asda in the uk by me are saying they aren't getting new stock until january. They sold out pretty swiftly. Hopefully they'll get more in before that. Sony aren't meeting the initial demand. They must be both pissed and pleased
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MeknSence   797d ago | Trolling | show
Enemy  +   797d ago | Well said
So they sold a million more than Xbone (even with low stock), and only just a few days ago launching in Europe? They haven't even launched in Asia yet.

Sony destroying the competition already.
shivvy24  +   797d ago
i still dont have my console yet, waiting for the pre-christmas one
FATAL1TY  +   797d ago
★ PS4 domination ★
davekaos  +   797d ago
This is nothing short of phenomenal for sony. With the demand so high if sony had the supply I would guess that figure could easily be 4 million

It shows how hot the product is when stores such as CEX are buying the console for £400 which is £50 more than retail
Freedomland  +   797d ago
Shaka laka boom boom!
Congrats to Sony fanboys and Sony.
Hydrolex  +   797d ago
Christmas is not even here yet
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NatureOfLogic  +   797d ago | Well said
WOW! Looks like I picked a winner. Loving my PS4. PS2 vibes all over again.

Flawless victory for Sony. 6 million easily by March.
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nukeitall  +   797d ago
If think both MS and Sony could have sold more if they had more supply.

Demand outstrips supply right now for everyone.
johndoe11211  +   797d ago
You're right I think the biggest issue for sony right now is supply. I think this momentum is going to continue well into the first quarter of next year.

Congrats to sony! After everything they've been through with the ps3 and showing that they've learned from their mistakes, I think they deserve it.

Maybe you're right but based on the reports I've seen it's still very possible to walk into a lot of stores worldwide and pick up an xbox one off the shelf, the same cannot be said for the ps4.
SolidStoner  +   797d ago
Considering that Japan will get PS4 only in 22 feb 2014, aslo similar to many other countries... including mine.. so count me in later! +1 :D
Flutterby  +   797d ago | Well said

You wish MS was sold out lol , I can 100% confirm there are still day one editions available world wide lol Xbone isn't doing as well as you would like to pretend, ps4 on the other hand is actually sold out.
mikeslemonade  +   797d ago
Based on the sample size in Berlin. 5,000 people in line with only 1,200 PS4s. So PS4 will sell around 7.5 million before they can actually meet the demand. Only then you can walk into the store at any given moment and buy a PS4.
Ritsujun  +   797d ago | Well said
Hello Greatness.
karl   797d ago | Trolling | show
wooferine  +   797d ago
@karl That $100 price difference is really having an impact on the Xbox One's sales. Sony read the target market better than Microsoft this generation and is following a very effective pricing strategy.
u got owned  +   797d ago
Great sales! Congrats to Sony, although Vita sold 2.1 units during that same time frame.
b163o1  +   797d ago
In my best Mortal Kombat voice "Finish him"...
Congrats Sony, started with PS1 and haven't looked back
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cleft5  +   797d ago
There it is, 2 to 1 for Sony versus Microsoft and this is only the start. Microsoft has to do something and soon.
karl  +   797d ago | Well said
Almost no dissagrees but my comment is mark as trollling and i loose another bubble? Weird
UltimateMaster  +   796d ago
Over 2 Million sold.
5 Million, can they make that many from now to march? It will sell but only if there's that many available.
johndoe11211  +   797d ago
That made me laugh a lot more than it should have.
pyramidshead  +   797d ago
Fantastic news indeed. And this is only the beginning :)
S2Killinit  +   796d ago
this is a victory through sticking it out and not abandoning the principals that made gaming what it is today. this didn't happen overnight. people are just realizing that Playstation stayed true to gamers throughout last generation, and the generations before that. This was long time coming...
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PSNrandom15   797d ago | Trolling | show
hulk_bash1987  +   797d ago
Great start for a great system. Congrats to Sony and the Playstation Brand on a successful North American and European Launch.
B1663r   797d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(4)
MrDreadnought  +   797d ago
Good heavens this has to be the fastest selling console in gaming history :o
Sarcasm  +   797d ago
It doesn't have to be, it is the fastest selling console in history.
milohighclub   797d ago | Spam
kenshiro100  +   797d ago
That's nothing short of amazing. Well played Sony.
GirlOnFire  +   797d ago
The fun doesn't stop there. Japan has yet to release PS4 also! If I was them I would be crying by now. ^~^
Crystallis  +   797d ago
add another million to that number when its released in Japan. so you looking at close to 3.5 million in feb.
Christopher  +   797d ago
I'm not sure they will do 1m in Japan at release. Maybe half that. Consoles in general have been a diminishing market in Japan with handheld devices taking over.

We'll see, though.
Sevir  +   797d ago
I doubt it'll sell a million that fast in Japan, the Vita launched in Japan and couldn't even break a million in the first month. In fact, it sold 300k units in week one and dropped to less than 10 thousand units the following week. The 3DS didn't sell well till the price dropped over there.

It'll have a big opening, and then drop.
sigfredod  +   797d ago
The boss has arrive
Tetsujin  +   797d ago
And I'm a part of that 2.1 million.
Bathyj  +   797d ago
2 million in 2 weeks?

So 52 million in the first year?
Christopher  +   797d ago
twinspectre  +   797d ago
i love my Playstation 4
UncleGermrod  +   796d ago
is this where i line up to blow them? seems like it.
lpc  +   796d ago
Ps4 best ha aur bara fit sell kia ha .... GAND phar di ha sub kutton ki
wannaps4   796d ago | Spam
reaperofsouls  +   796d ago
tesco and game have both run out of PS4 but you can still go in and buy xbones
Ps4Console  +   796d ago
We are the World Record Breakers .
triforce79  +   796d ago
Well it's to be expected with the way Sony hyped the ps4 up,when in relaity I'm reading lots of articles/reviews where people sold the ps4 and got a wiiu on Amazon UK and say wiiu is more impressive go read them that's the reality ?? sales mean jack it's quality and as critics say wiiu is the nextgen console to own at the moment because it has the most impressive games and features that work.......

Knack stand alone is at 99 in sales charts on Amazon UK,Mario 3D World is at 17 work it out and 3D world has been at 17/18/19 in the sales charts for the last week and a half,Knack was at like 169 last week,so stand alone versions in Uk it looks like 3D world is in much higher demand......

2.1 million ps4's sold i'll say after around 3 million are sold it will drop off considerably,plus wiiu sits at around 4.1 million so still a while to go yet Sony.......
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KingKelloggTheWH  +   797d ago
Holy crap thats impressive.
asmith2306  +   797d ago
And it hasn't even released in Japan. I'm sure the Japanese will be lapping it up after how well it went down everywhere else.
wannaps4   796d ago | Spam
Wizziokid  +   797d ago
They are on a roll!
jordypordy  +   797d ago
Amazing. Well Done Sony.
Malice-Flare  +   797d ago
and, we're off. next gen is in full swing...
The_BoZZ1991  +   797d ago
Well deserved!
PSNrandom15   797d ago | Trolling | show
Brianaro  +   797d ago
OMG Becky
B-radical   797d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(1)
Themba76  +   797d ago
so how much has xbox one sold up to this point?
B-radical  +   797d ago
Im guessing maybe 1.5ish
johndoe11211  +   797d ago
I'm guessing less.
ToyboxDX  +   797d ago
1.1 million plus 20K or so, meaning it's way way behind PS4.

4 The Win!
TruthInsider   797d ago | Trolling | show
Riderz1337  +   797d ago
Probably 1.3-1.4M
Prime157  +   797d ago
Yeah, I'm not sure about XBone's figures. I worked Black Friday in a certain store where we had 27 PS4's and 29 XBones. I worked Midnight-8am. By 3am we sold out of PS4's, and by the end of my shift (8am) we only sold 8 XBones.

I asked the manager on duty if we sold more throughout the day, and she said, "there's still about 7 or 8 left." and that was at 8pm.
cell989  +   796d ago
there was a line forming, of about 15 individuals for the 12:00 am mystery deals at BEST BUY, everyone was hoping PS4s would show up, once the manager informed us that they would only have the BONE for sale, literally everyone left except for this one guy lol. You can tell he felt extremely awkward staying there alone, even the manager chuckled lol!!
thexmanone  +   796d ago
@ToyboxDX Everyone says Sony for the win. What do they win? Besides your money.
Niv  +   797d ago
My jaw just fell off...
Riderz1337  +   797d ago
So twice that of the Xbox One opening. Good job Sony =)
jgrigs09  +   797d ago | Intelligent
We don't even know the amount of Xbox Ones were sold yet. But thanks for actually saying Xbox One instead of Xbone.
Riderz1337  +   797d ago
I think they announced ~1.2M about a day ago didn't they?

Plus, I doubt they've sold many more units because they have most likely sold out and need to ship more to retailers. so 2:1 ratio is pretty accurate right now.
mt  +   797d ago
" But thanks for actually saying Xbox One instead of Xbone."

this was mention by Microsoft that they don't like the name Xbone, are you one of Microsoft people ??
5eriously  +   797d ago | Well said
So we have it that the PS4 have nearly double the launch sales than the eXB0Ne (wink) so my loss of three bubbles stating the obvious was eventually vindicated at least. So much butt hurt I have never experienced in my life with any prior console launch!!
nix  +   797d ago
1:10 ratio of Like:Dislike.

Comment labelled "Intelligent".

like really N4G?

OT: congrats sony!
chikane  +   797d ago
Good Job Guys and Girls at Sony
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kingPoS  +   797d ago
Remarkable! Both PS4 launches... a million a piece.

Gateway MT6706 2008
TruthInsider   797d ago | Trolling | show
Manic2014  +   797d ago
That's Excellent, PS4 2.1mil and XB1 1.2mil, Glad both are selling well.
pimpschitz  +   797d ago
That's almost 2/1 in favor of PS4. Insane. Twice as many as XBO. Keep it real Sony!
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Manic2014  +   797d ago
Expected since the cheaper price and a greater number of launch territories. Even though a .9mil difference the numbers for both consoles are brilliant. .
jebabcock  +   797d ago

not sure I follow the territories commemt... A Japan launch still left to go early next year will probably mean another million at least for Sony.

Until last weekend ps4 only had one territory... currently it has only extended to Europe which pretty much puts them on par. Even if in Europe there were a couple extra countries ps4 released to, I don't know of any Sony is selling in currently where ms could hope for any significant impact...

Truthfully though I'd put xb1 closer to 1.6 or 1.7 mil myself unless it just bombed for Black Friday.
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jackanderson1985  +   797d ago
outta curiosity where did the 1.2 for the X1 come from?
Manic2014  +   797d ago it's been there for a while now.
MasterCornholio  +   797d ago

Thanks for letting us know but I prefer the figures from Microsoft and Sony.
jackanderson1985  +   797d ago
@mmehta can you provide a link for the vgchartz one all i see is PS4 at 1.04 mil, nothing on the xbox one sales
alti  +   797d ago
Mmheta, you know the same figure is listed for the ps4. Those figures are old. We shouldn't be comparing old numbers to the latest word from sony. All we know for sure is Sony's figures, not the Xbox one's.

I dont personally think the Xbox one is close to 2 million, and as demand is met between the two, i doubt the gap wouldn't widen. At the moment, all the latest figures for either console will be all about how many are manufactured and arrive in customers homes working. Defective units and manufacturing speed will be the only reasons one trails behind the other in these early months. So dont hold your breath when searching for which truly is dominating.

Come January we're all gonna see just how well either console will sell. My money is on ps4, no pun intended.
Manic2014  +   797d ago

The numbers i said are from directly MS and Sony Themselves, they give the numbers to

@jackanderson1985 if you look under the global hardware total. Although the total has to be updated for xb1 this friday.

I was not comparing them, i was just suggesting both have had great starts so far. The 2.1mil for ps4 is new, i know the xb1 numbers are old and not fairly compared as xb1 was out 1 week later compared to the ps4 in NA, which is the biggest market for consoles.
FANTA1180  +   796d ago
1.2 million is a 48 hour figure for xbox not november figures.
Manic2014  +   796d ago
i know that, all i'm saying is that both consoles have had great starts. Not even comparing both of them as the numbers for the xb1 as you said is only for the first 48hrs. Don't understand why i am getting disagrees.
pimpschitz  +   797d ago
Add another to that list . . . as soon as I get my funds in order.
DoesUs  +   797d ago
Terrific numbers! My sources tell me XB1 is at 1.4ish. Expect a big launch in Japan also. The gap is going to get large rather quickly! It's a cracking system, so intuitive, the UI functionality is just great, so easy to navigate...the share button and streaming features are just the muts nuts!
bicfitness  +   797d ago
Your arse doesn't count as a "source". If MS had crossed another milestone they would have announced it by now.
DoesUs  +   797d ago
I've been in the industry for 20 successful years, i trust my "sources". Have a terrific day now won't you!
Jamaicangmr  +   797d ago
In 2 weeks damn Sony's killing it. Great job Sony
MrGunny94  +   797d ago
Now time to see the software! Let's go Sony show us what you got.
MultiConsoleGamer  +   797d ago
Insane! Congratulations Sony!

I did my part :)
chrissx  +   797d ago
The gamers have spoken. Thanks Sony for being there for us.
Soldierone  +   797d ago
Its just epic to see 3 stats right now

PS4 2 million
Steam sitting at 7 million users
Xbox One at 1 million (Surely MS will release updated stats within a day or two)

Who knew that gaming would become so massive :P Plus TONS of people on waiting lists still too. So much for the "people won't buy them because they have tablets" morons.
memots  +   797d ago
Well people are bored of tablet. This is the new and shinny thing people are talking about so no surprise here.
pimpschitz  +   797d ago
I'm excited for the tablets being used for console gaming. I'm still playing consoles, shooters etc., but my girlfriend (who doesn't play shooters) would actually get down on tablet play and rock out. I could see her doing some buff stuff on RPG's and stuff. I have the greatest girlfriend in the world FYI. Totally cool. That is going to be sweet playing the games that I want to play and she is next to me rocking out. But yes I agree that people were dogging on the tablet aspect as a major turn off for consoles, and I just see it as another way to join in on the fun. I'm officially selling my body for money so I can get NextGen now.
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Phoenix76  +   797d ago
First thing I did was pair my nexus 7 to the ps4, started sending messages to friends on their ps3's!!!! then installed BF4 + apps. Can customize my chars from the tab, as well have larger mini map displayed. Just trying to reach rank 10 so I can unlock the commander mode and direct the battlefield :-D
bednet  +   797d ago
for Steam, that's 7 million concurrent users (online at the same time)...not overall users...Steam has over 65 million accounts.
Angels3785  +   796d ago
and PSN has 90 million accounts as of last year ( not even including xbox live accounts.

People make multiple accounts...heck I have 2 steam accounts and 2 psn accounts. Plus you cannot delete your account on steam or psn or xbox live. So that pads the numbers
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MidnytRain  +   796d ago

Expect those numbers to drop for the PS4. PSN isn't free anymore.
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TheGrimReaper0011  +   797d ago
they could have sold more if they only manufactured more
- i hear about 2 million more orders they gotta fill in europe
- the store where i go says that if i pre order now, i can expect one mabye in january 2014
- every single store where I live, says they are sold out
- the videos where people go apeshit in stores that dont do pre orders, so it's first come first serve
Great launch nonetheless, but Sony should have known that europe is it's biggest market and stocked more
RBdrift  +   797d ago
No doubt Europe is a huge market but the biggest market is actually America and Sony knows they have Europe in the bag. Capturing America with a one week advantage on MS was the frosting on the cake for Sony.
T2  +   797d ago
While you are right in a way "stock more" is easier said than done... it's 2.1 million electronic equipment pieces not 2 million matches or something
TheGrimReaper0011  +   797d ago
Ah, I must have remembered/read that wrong then
Thanks for that
Now I don't know how hard it is to stock more.
All I'm saying is, they know they have Europe in the pocket and they knew they'd sell alot.
I mean, wouldn't they already have a pretty good idea, based on the pre-orders of each continent?
I don't know, I'm just a little pissed off I gotta wait till January till I get mine :p
sAVAge_bEaST  +   797d ago
hmh, hmh, hmh, -you smell that? that's the smell of the the Ps2 returning. We have waited 7 years for this.
Theyellowflash30  +   797d ago
I doubt it will do PS2 numbers. On the account the PS2 sold over 23 million units in Japan.

Sony isn't going to reach that number in Japan. The PS3 hasn't even hit 10 million and its dirt cheap with a ton of games.

Realistically, I think the PS4 will do well more than 60 million. But I feel the generation will be shorter. only 5 to 6 years instead of 7 to 8 years
Eyeco  +   797d ago
The Gamecube hardly sold anything in Japan i think it's Nintendo's lowest selling console in the region that's one reason to the PS2's high install base, that and simply more people in the region played consoles back then than they do now, most Japanese gamers have moved to handheld's have you seen the 3DS's sales in the region ?

The reason being most Japanese gamers tastes have changed considerably to the point in which they prefer the really niche, obscure, avant garde games that the big publishers aren't really producing anymore, most of which is found on handhelds more specifically the 3DS hence it's massive success in the region, this is also fuelled by the fact that due to the increasingly powerful work ethic that's present in the nation, the average adult gamer simply doesn't have the time to sit at home and invest 3-6 hours playing a game when they should spend that time working, with the 3DS and mobile and tablet's they can simply take this on the go when they commute to work, lunch break etc;

Really console gaming as whole dwindling in general in Japan, the PS2 really was the peak in that region, no other console is gonna do those numbers.
nosferatuzodd  +   797d ago
Lol I hear you brother I feel like I'm 15 again just talking about it makes a tear fall from my face thank you Sony for the ps2 and ps1/ ps3 and now this
jgrigs09  +   797d ago
Congratulations to Sony well done. Can't wait to see Xbox One sells. PS4 will outsell it but I don't think by a huge margin. Lets hope BOTH systems keep the momentum going, I would like to see both consoles sell lots of consoles.
CGI-Quality  +   797d ago
It's already 2:1 now. That gap isn't going to suddenly shrink. If it is even close in the US, it will be an, overall, bloodbath with the PS4 FAR ahead! As of now, though, the PS4 is ahead EVERYWHERE!
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IcicleTrepan  +   796d ago
If you recall, the PS3 was far behind as well for various reasons and it caught up even though it was a year late.

So how about we put the crystal ball away. Who cares anyway? They are both good systems, and both of them doing well means stiff competition which means they will fight hard to outdo each other which means we the gamers win.

I want them both to do well. I hope Wii U starts doing better too. The more competition the better.
CGI-Quality  +   796d ago
@ Icicle: Never argued against competition, nor whether or not the system(s) were bad/good. Thus, that is irrelevant.

Now , on the topic, let's remember WHERE the PS3 caught up - in regions where Sony is strongest (they never caught back up in America). This time, even if they lose that region, they are starting, at the same time, in their best region, right beside MS. Unless something drastic happens, no, I don't expect the gap to shrink.

Thus, you call it "crystal ball" thinking. I call it common sense.
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neogeo  +   797d ago
I feel good about it. Sales ARE important. I bought the WiiU. It sold low and now It's not getting 3rd party support. So YES, I want PS4 to sell well, it's my investment. Wish I had some cash to drop on Sony as a company at $16 per share, it's at a all time low now.
sin7279  +   797d ago
playstation4life :)
DanielGearSolid  +   797d ago
DanielGearSolid  +   797d ago
Think of all the New PS Plus members... More money, more games!
Ol_G  +   797d ago
you mean old members who upgrade launch is for the fanboys the year after normally the masses start to buy
DanielGearSolid  +   797d ago
Remember, PSN is required for MP now... Even if they are fanboys... Not all of em were subscribed to plus
Ol_G  +   796d ago
mmh that's true i have it for a few years now but i don't know a lot of people who have it
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