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PS4 sells 80,000 in Spain since launch

Spain SONY Computer Entertainment has unveiled a MeriStation the sales data Playstation 4 in Spain since its launching him on 29 November. The machine, which is only about two weeks on sale, has placed 80,000 units.

James Armstrong, CEO of Playstation in Spain, said in an interview this morning that the ratio of units sold compared to machine competition, Microsoft Xbox One, is nearly four to one (3.5 to 1). (PS4, Xbox One)

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mikeslemonade  +   719d ago
"We're selling at a rate in comparison with competitors from 3.5 to 1. About twelve days of sales and them maybe 18 or 19 days of sales," adds Armstrong, remembering that new machines are being distributed each week."

No problem with supply and sold more while launching a week later in Spain. With a reported 3.5:1 that even surpasses my wildest views.
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raytraceme  +   719d ago
Sony Dominates in Spain and pretty much everywhere else in europe at that.
BALLBAGS  +   719d ago
Even though nearly 4 to 1 against x box sales is crazy

Sony are hurting themselves not producing enough machines for the UK,Australia and America.

They haven't even launched in Japan yet..
ArmGunar  +   719d ago
Nice for Sony and the PS4 :)
Eonjay  +   719d ago
The world clearly wants its game consoles. I remember Sony saying that they were going to sell 3 million before the end of the year. That means that they have 900k to go... which means more stock is coming lol
maddskull  +   719d ago
dont forget that this Friday they will launch in even more countries so the must control their supp;ies
MWong  +   719d ago
@ ray
Yea the big test for Sony was in the US & UK. Those have typically been M$ dominated markets. I think the might get close to 3 million by January.
Salooh  +   719d ago
2 more days and the ps4 will release in middle east. That's at least 300k if they put that amount of ps4's in middle east..
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assdan  +   719d ago
Wasn't sure if that was a little or a lot at first lol.
HaHa_Ostrich  +   718d ago
Exactly my thoughts. After all the "one million sold in 24hrs" articles, 80k did not sound like a lot.
Raccoon  +   718d ago
80k sold at 400 dollars each is a huge amount! thats like selling 400 bwm 7 series sedan cars.
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Baliw  +   717d ago

Spain currency are euros, mate.

So 80k * $551
Visiblemarc  +   719d ago
@BALLBAGS it's just not possible to produce at that kind of rate, yet. They are currently producing at 100% capacity. The current rate of production is pretty good actually, just not enough to meet demand. It would seem they produce about half a million a month, there is definitely room for improvement there, especially if things continue to go all ps2 up in here...but if sales quiet down after the launch-rush then they'd regret dramatically expanding production. Tough call for them, though the Ps4 seems to have a big future, more units can only help, imo.
nukeitall  +   719d ago
Not just that, but once you ramp it up, you just don't ramp down either.

The demand right now is artificially high due to launch and then going into Christmas, so this is the highest demand part for a while, until the next holiday, so don't expect blockbuster sale for any console manufacturer after Christmas.

Ramping up can cost a lot if they are unable to shift those consoles next year, and that undoubtedly will happen.
BALLBAGS  +   719d ago
At mark,yes very true...I think Sony should have thought this through maybe even delayed the launch,it's not like launch games on either system are mind blowing at present

But once drive club, infamous and titan fall hit that's when these systems are going to be desirable in my opinion
ToyboxDX  +   718d ago
@ nukeitall, how can demand be artificially high when Sony is still struggling to meet the pre-order quantity?

The PS4 will be launched in Asia this month, which will drive up further demand.

And the PS4 will also be launched in Japan in Feb which I would say to fully expect blockbuster sales as well.

Plus between now to Feb, Sony still need to produce enough units to fulfill pre-order, to put decent amount of units on retail shelves in US, Europe and Australia etc. So, yeah, I would expect Sony to ramp up production BECAUSE of demand.

MS, on the other hand, is struggling to push XBone units into the consumer's hands and as such I foresee them to scale back the production quantity, as obviously it wasn't selling as well as MS hoped.

MS is probably now rethinking their strategy on how best to remarket the XBone moving forward.
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mikeslemonade  +   719d ago
I believe Sony always supplied the PS4 better overall because they chose come out one week earlier indicating they were more ready.
Clunkyd  +   719d ago
I found an xbox one at my local Walmart in Houston.
rocky047586  +   719d ago
Where at in Houston? Is that in the Galleria area? I'm in Houston too.
Pillsbury1  +   718d ago
Global domination is imminent *puts pinkie to mouth*
Enemy  +   719d ago
Nearly 4 to 1. DAMN, son.
kayoss  +   719d ago
Just imagine if Sony made more PS4, this number could be higher. Take in consideration that most of the people who buy the PS4 are gamers or "Hardcore" gamers. Unlike the situation with the Wii, where most consumers were just following the trend.
ArmGunar  +   719d ago
ND just created a masterpiece with this .gif
Majin-vegeta  +   719d ago

Give me an S give an O give me an N give me a Y.

What does that spell?Sony

Yay Sony.

OT:Man Sony must be working overtime over9000!!
ashcroft  +   719d ago
That was so lame, you should be embarassed!
The Killer  +   719d ago
i support ps4, but that comment was so childish.

i think after some years he will grow up, so give him time.
ThunderSpark  +   719d ago
I think his little sister stole his laptop again smh
KakashiHotake  +   719d ago
I'm digging the humor. Give me a P, give me S, give me a 4...What does that spell? Greatness Awaits!
Majin-vegeta  +   719d ago
Apparently the people above don;t have humor.I hate to be at a party with them.Seems like they're the party poopers -_-.
GirlOnFire  +   719d ago
Burn! Xbox how are you going to catch up now? ;)
KakashiHotake  +   719d ago
lol I'm with you man. I wanna see the Xbone burn too.
DoubleM70  +   719d ago
jjonez18  +   719d ago
Everyone knows that destruction is in the Uchiha blood ;)
Nah but seriously, xbox hasn't been the most consumer-friendly console maker. But each side has their own radicals, and each has something to gripe about.
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DigitalRaptor  +   719d ago
They aren't - it's that simple.

Sony started working on PS4 in 2008. Microsoft on Xbone, in 2010. Sony was going to release this year, and Microsoft wasn't. Xbox One had slip ups, and 180s that have caused the console to receive a number of pretty awful setbacks and I don't think they were even remotely prepared for the consumer reaction to their anti-consumer policies and their plans and the way in which Sony cleverly won the people over.

Remember all those awful negatives PS3 had on its side? Terrible marketing, high price point, a perception of no games, a problematic online network, slow installs, insane journalistic/media bias. It still managed to outsell the 360 year-on-year for the majority of its time on the market, and has outsold it in recent years. Sony consoles have always sold better.

And now that none of those negatives are really in Sony's side of the court, there should be no surprise that Sony will continue to stomp them year-after-year - especially after all the bad decisions MS has dragged along with them, as well as the negative publicity that goes along with that.

Sony has the dedicated gaming console on their side. They have the better policies for developers and for gamers by an English country mile. They have the best support from all facets of game development. AAA, indie, MMO, free-to-play, Japan etc. They have the most powerful and flexible console that will continue to grow each year with services, just as XBL grows and sorts out its part chat problems and adds features that were also selling points of the console. Microsoft is behind in so many respects that I find it strange they are meant to be the one touting "future-proof".
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MightyNoX  +   719d ago
Nice. 13th Decmber is the Middle East release date. Should be interesting to see how much it adds to pot.
tarbis  +   718d ago
And the following week is for the Asian release. Sony is making M$ play a game of bloody and slow catch up through the field of thorns.
khyu7777  +   719d ago
so europe, US, UK, japan,... will be sonyland this gen
thrust  +   719d ago
Nope usa and uk will still be infaver of xbox :)

that's all i care about English speaking, do not want a lot of strange chat in my ear :)

but that's just me hehe
Majin-vegeta  +   719d ago
*Nope usa and uk will still be infaver of xbox :)

Well doesn't look like that's happening.
Clarence  +   719d ago
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GTgamer  +   719d ago
One can dream
thrust  +   719d ago
Its been a couple of weeks give it some time :)
Infamous298   719d ago | Trolling | show
ashcroft  +   719d ago
What the hell is infaver?

I think you meant to say in favor? :D
Evilsnuggle  +   719d ago
I think is gen PS4 will sell 120-160 million units. Th3 bone 70-60 million and the wii u 40-20 million.
JeffGUNZ  +   719d ago
Are we still boosting sales two-three weeks after launch? We are not going to see any actual trend till years down the road. Can we at least wait one full year before we start having orgasms about figures? This is suppose to be a time where we all have fun with new consoles, but it's the same comments day after day. If you really think America, or ANY territory has been decided this early, 3 weeks after the launch of the PS4, you are premature at this time. No one knows how these systems will sell 5-6 years down the road.
GrandTheftZamboni  +   719d ago
"do not want a lot of strange chat in my ear"

You better hurry learn some new language.

Not sure which one though. Your better bet may be to wait for a time machine to go back to 2005.
SoulSercher620  +   719d ago
I see you still can't handle the FACT that US and UK belongs to Sony. So keep up the delusion I love it :)
GarrusVakarian  +   719d ago
Really? So why do sales numbers in those regions say otherwise?

Is it a common trend amongst you and Belking to completely ignore facts and only see your own reality?

The PS4 outsold the X1 in the UK and USA by MILES. Sorry, but it's time to face facts.

"ts been a couple of weeks give it some time :)"

Well the PS3 caught up with and outsold the 360 and that was a year late to the party...X1 doesn't stand a chance against the PS4.....even with a "weak" launch line-up, people still want the PS4 more.....imagine what's going to happen when games like Uncharted 4 start releasing? FATALITY.

It's "in favour" by the way.
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LeCreuset  +   719d ago

So why did you come into an article about sales numbers? Did you see that 80,000 PS4's sold and mistake that for a low number?
scott182  +   718d ago
If the trend is anything to go by, I would seriously bet my money on Sony this time around for all regions.

And I am very cautious when it comes to gambling...
2muchw1nn1ng  +   718d ago
You're actually proud of being ignorant of other languages? Wow...
azshorty2003  +   718d ago
Drugs are bad Mmmmkay....
ToyboxDX  +   718d ago
@LeCreuset, just ignore JeffGUNZ, no point arguing with him as his post history clearly shows he's a MS fanboy.

I doubt you'll ever see him in a MS post saying how it is pointless that MS break so and so records, or how it is pointless to be number 1 in so and so top charts etc.
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NeloAnjelo  +   718d ago
You must be under a rock, or a bridge since this sounds like trolling... Sony are currently ahead in the UK and the USA.
iKenny  +   719d ago
Was on line recently at Best Buy east 86th street upper Manhattan and waiting for a PS4. Was there an hour earlier on Sunday and BB employees started handing out paper slips with numbers on the upper right hand corner. Anyway- the line was stacked with close to 200 people. My paper was a guarantee slip #94 while the gentleman behind me was #8 for XBOXONE. I guess you can say who was killing who this next gen.
2muchw1nn1ng  +   718d ago
This is actually pretty damn similar to my Best Buy experience this Sunday when they had some PS4s and Xbox Ones to sell. 95% of the line was for PS4 while a couple of people got an Xbox One
iKenny  +   718d ago
It's pretty amazing to say the least. Was there to purchase a Christmas gift for my son who BTW is a hard core XBOX fan. He just loved the overall design of the PS4 when he visited me at home. I had mine since launch and was considering getting him an XBOX 1 until the obvious. Just to put it out there- It's silly to argue who's better or this and that- it should matter of what makes you happy. Hell- because of Titanfall- I'll be getting XBOX just for that game alone.
XiSasukeUchiha  +   719d ago
Damn Even more proof right here even it a little amount too. LOL
BABY-JEDI  +   719d ago
That's pretty amazing considering how bad the Spanish economy is.
NewAgeisHere  +   719d ago
Actually it's the bad economy that often increases game sales,people need ther fix to forget their troubles....escapism...escapis m.....we all do it.
EasilyTheBest  +   719d ago
Well done Sony congrats, lets hope Microsoft can do just as good...
Clarence  +   719d ago
The PS4 is dominating even with supplies being limited. Once Sony is able to keep the PS4 in stock the numbers will easily outpace the xbone.
MatrixxGT  +   719d ago
Yup,but is it sonys fault supply is "limited"? The demand is there and they have sold out. Sorta like Wii last gen. Xbox One has demand but its not shaking the Richter scales. MS keeps selling beacause they probably never sold out original shipments. Im sure some areas vary, I know in my area theres no probs getting a x1, if you want ps4 you will pay 650 from scalpers.
But when you get a shippment and its sold out instantly....thats deserves the title "hot item". Question is how long will the demand last? It doesnt look to slow down anytime for the next few months at least.
MasterCornholio  +   719d ago
I'm one of those 80,000.

sprinterboy  +   719d ago
Sony and MS have January to restock after everyone is skint after Xmas after that I think supply issues will cease
JeffGUNZ  +   719d ago
Exactly. This is why supply does not meet demand. It causes the product to be more desires since it's more difficult to obtain. Look at the iphone. When it released, the 5S, a few months back, it was impossible to find one without having to preorder or back order. Now, they are full stock in stores. The sales for the PS4 are great and I am excited to see them doing this well. Heck, even MS is doing fantastic for being more expensive, it's great to see console gaming isn't going anywhere. Once we hit February and early spring, the numbers will drop significantly. That's where it starts to trend, where you see how each console is doing month after month. Both will do amazing, it's pretty clear to make that assumption with the limited figures/time we have had.
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MasterCornholio  +   718d ago
We also have Reyes which is the holiday where we traditionally gave gifts to people. I think its January the 4th so we should see a boost in sales near that date.

P.S Reyes is to celebrate the day when the three kings visited baby Jesus.
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jocelot  +   719d ago
nice numbers for an economy that has been suffering from a huge economic crisis!
ironmonkey  +   719d ago
Sony domination. Ms needs to learn from the best.
GirlOnFire  +   719d ago
Sony PlayStation 4 is stealing all of Xbox Ones land(USA,UK). No wonder Xbox One is in the clouds. ^~^
sAVAge_bEaST  +   719d ago
4:1, 4>1, Numbers don't lie, people do..

Check the scoreboard ..

bf4 stats
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tarbis  +   718d ago
PC gamers love to boast but don't have the numbers to show for it. Where's the love? LOL!
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S2Killinit  +   719d ago
damn most anybody I know is getting a PS4. I'm glad cuz i want to destroy them on Fifa 14
Shane Kim  +   719d ago
And this is bottom of european economy. Imagine germany, france and so on, or maybe that's why they bought it, it's cheaper.
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Baliw  +   717d ago
Cheaper? PS4 cost the same in all these countries,

Spain have one of the lower salary rates on Europe with 645,30€ month.
KingofGambling  +   719d ago
Grandeza Espera
Kaini_Industries  +   718d ago
Lol wut? Are there even 80,000 TVs in Spain?
azshorty2003  +   718d ago
Imagine what the number would be if Sony could keep up with demand!
NeloAnjelo  +   718d ago
Increase Yield Sony... You are ahead already, but now its time to break the BONE.

Then at E3 kill with games from all your studios. Space out the releases to give third parties and each exclusive a chance.Then Market your games.

Slowly add other features to offer variety and content and make PSN more Robust....

BOOM this gen is YOURS... PS2 glory days return.
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