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Submitted by karamsoul 198d ago | news

PlayStation 4 Already Has More Million Selling Titles than Wii U

Karam Elahi from SpawnFirst reports: "Sony just accomplished an amazing feat over Nintendo, considering that the PlayStation 4 has barely been out two months, and the Wii U has had a substantial over-a-year lead since November of 2012. Per most recent VGChartz numbers, The PlayStation 4 already has 5 (1 first party and 4 third party) titles that have sold at least a million copies each, compared to the 4 first party million seller titles that Wii U currently holds with distinction." (Nintendo, PS4, Sony, Wii U)

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NatureOfLogic  +   198d ago
PS4 is all set to dominate this gen. Those PS4 software sales are really impressive. Hopefully that translate to more games.
Anthotis  +   198d ago
The only advantage MS were supposed to have was launch titles, and now with Titanfall being exposed for it's "epic" 6v6 next gen wars, it's starting to look like MS doesn't even have that anymore.
SoapShoes  +   198d ago
Microsoft didn't even have that. Saying Titanfall is a plus for X1 is like saying Yakuza Ishin is a plus for PS4. They're cross-gen, that doesn't make a new system worth owning alone.
caseh  +   198d ago
I'm not really getting the hate for Titanfall having 6v6 multiplayer. Many other games have mimicked this format, why is it now such a dealbreaker? Can people no longer enjoy games with less than 64 players in a match?
Convas  +   198d ago
"and now with Titanfall being exposed for it's "epic" 6v6 next gen wars"

What the what? This 6v6 Titanfall is what people have been playing THE WHOLE DAMN TIME.

I didn't think we could go any lower. I was wrong.
This has gotten to pathetic levels.
Sarcasm  +   198d ago
Honestly player count isn't as a big deal as people are making it out to be. Clearly this game is more lasered focused on smaller battles, by small I mean not nearly the same size as Battlefield.

But I can see some people's disappointment thinking they will get some giant epic battles across a huge landscape.

As I've said before, it's really a dudebro approach to their game design. Fast, twitch, kill, die, rinse and repeat. You don't need much strategy, you just need fast reflexes.

It turned out to really be COD with mechs with a free running mechanic.

Still can't wait to try it on my PC.
minimur12  +   198d ago
woah, where's hatsune miku? has she been banned?!?
darren_poolies  +   198d ago
I'm sick to death of hearing about this stupid 6v6 thing with Titanfall. I literally couldn't care less about the game but people who do care about giving it all this crap about the player count is fracking stupid! They've done it for balance, why can't anyone understand that?! Would you rather it be 32v32 or 64v64 and it be completely unbalanced and therefore not be fun at all? No you wouldn't. And since when does player count mean something is 'next-gen'? People infuriate me. This video explains it pretty well: http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Eyeco  +   198d ago
It's a source engine game rumoured to be running in 720p, on supposed next gen hardware, a fast paced arcade military first person shooter and it's 6v6, it's a kind of an un-written rule that the standard player count for any FPS in this day and age is anywhere between 16-24.

The criticism isn't just unique to Titanfall, plenty of people especially on the GG forums (my god) b!tched about Killzone 3-Shadowfall's downgrade from Killzone 2's 32 player multiplayer down to 24. 6v6 for an FPS in 2014...really, what sorry are we still in 1996 ?
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UltimateMaster  +   198d ago
You might as well buy Titanfall on the PC or 360, it's not a system seller for the Xbox One.
Brasi1989  +   197d ago
I don't see how they expect Titanfall to be a system seller considering its due on Xbox 360 and PC.
mcstorm  +   198d ago
Interesting thing about this is that the best selling ps4 games are 3rd party with only one 1st party getting past a million where the wiiu games are all exclusive so for me Nintendo is the winner here. I really don't get why people buy the same games yoyo the charts each year are the same, cod, bf, FIFA, AC etc for me these games need a rest and so new ips need to be given a run out.
darren_poolies  +   198d ago
Your logic doesn't make any sense, PS4 only has two first party titles and hasn't even been out two months yet.
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mcstorm  +   198d ago
How dose it not make any sense? MarioU was at 2.4 million sold in its 1st 3 months when it has sold 3 million no PS4 game is at this number and its sold 4.2 million. I mean Nintendo is the winner because it makes more money from its own ip's than from 3rd party and its the same with Sony and its 1st and 3rd ip's.
starfox079  +   197d ago
I agree also lets not forget Nintendo are worth more than the whole of Sony as a company now :) haha,so going forward WiiU will get better games and support than ps4 in fact soon as ps4 drops off in sales which will be by the end of january 2014 Sony will be in big trouble.......

WiiU has the highest rated nextgen games and this proves that all these ps4 sales are teenagers that are not bothered about quality games,so in the end WiiU is building up a loyal mature fanbase because of quality which will always reward you in the long term.
WiiUsauce  +   197d ago
Sales wise yeah PS4 is definitely positioning itself to sell more. I dont know why it matters though. I think fanboys should just be happy that there will be great games to play on across all platforms. Personally I will not be buying a PS4 ever, but I know that there will be fantastic software for it, and that's good both for the industry and for the gamers on that platform. I personally only care about 1 game and that's the sequel to Xenoblade Chronicles on Wii U.
PS3PWNSALL  +   197d ago
WiiU first party > PS4 first party
Funantic1  +   198d ago
Anybody else having problems connecting to the PSN store. This is some bs. My PS4 says the connection is fine but can't connect. My X1 is on Live just fine.
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MasterCornholio  +   198d ago
We know that you dont have a PS4. Just reading your comment history tells us that.
Riderz1337  +   198d ago
I knew you were trolling just when you said that Xbox live is fine. lmfao.
kneon  +   198d ago
I downloaded Don't Starve about an hour ago without any issue.
Neonridr  +   198d ago
I am downloading that right now. ;)
MRMagoo123  +   197d ago
I have to say , Dont starve on the PS4 seems so far to be better than the PC i have, having lots of fun so far with 4 new ppl unlocked.
starfox079  +   197d ago
Fanboys quick to defend wow...psn is down 10 times more than NintendoNetwork and that is Final.....
MrTimesplitters  +   198d ago
Im not worried once 2014 ends with Mario Kart, Smash Bros, Bayonetta 2, X, Donkey Kong. Those will have fantastic sales, and also increase hardware sales significantly on Wii U. Thats not even including Super Mario 3d World, New Super Mario Bros U which has fantastic legs. But overall GREAT JOB SONY.
FlyingFoxy  +   198d ago
I agree with most of those titles helping Wii U to shift a lot more units, though i've never really understood what's so great about Smash Bros.. I don't know what it is about that game but i get bored of it quite fast.
thehitman  +   198d ago
Smash Bros is easily Nintendo's last great IP they own lol...
Gemmol  +   198d ago
its nothing wrong its just not your type of game this happens to everyone, I do not like Grand Theft, uncharted series, and the last game I forgot the name, but like I said even though I cannot get into those games they are fun for everyone else
JetsFool3500  +   198d ago
IMO Smash bros is a party game play with 4 or more people Then You'll See The fun
starfox079  +   197d ago
Try best reviewed fighting game of all time and the most sold non multiplat game in the whole of the US and its big in the Uk as well.

Smash bros will sell 6 million wiiu's in US alone
Mariokart will sell 20 million wiiu's worldwide
DK will sell a solid 1 million wiiu's
Project CARS will sell 1 million wiiu's
X will sell a wiiu to 70% of jrpg and action rps fans
Bayonetta2 will sell 500,00 wiiu's

Wiiu in 2014 will astonish everyone in sales mark my words in fact you heard it here 1st Nintendo wont be able to make enough wiiu's for demand.....Nintendo fans have been crying out for a racing sim for years......
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MrTimesplitters  +   198d ago
@thehitman --- No, just No (facepalm)
Qrphe  +   198d ago
Bayonetta will hardly sell as much as Nintendo expects it to sell. I'm sure it'll outsell W101 though.
MrTimesplitters  +   198d ago
But it is getting alot of publicity in terms of Nintendo Directs and what not. So well see if it sells past a million. In my opinion I think it will.
Eyeco  +   198d ago
No I doubt it will, for starters Platinum games, have never had that much luck on Nintendo platforms (or any platform for that matter) Madworld barely scrapped 500'000 on a system with a 70 million install base at the time, last I heard The Wonderful 101 had just about reached 60-70'000 copies worldwide which is horrendous.

Bayonetta only just hit a million on two systems sharing an 100 million install base, so the vast majority of it's fanbase is on the PS3/360, and it's releasing on a system the year first party heavy hitters like Mario Kart, Smash Bros, and DKC are releasing,

And people honestly think Bayonetta 2 is going to sell well on an install base of 5 million with most of it's fans on the PS3/360 on a console where it's core fanbase only buy's first party titles ? I could be wrong but logically it's not looking good.
JuleyJules  +   198d ago
This year should be great for Nintendo with all the games you've mentioned and maybe some we haven't heard about yet. As for Bayonetta 2 I'm not sure how it will do but I hope it sells fairly well especially on a system where it'll be unique. There aren't many games like that for Wii U. In any case I'm looking forward to the 5 games you've listed! Bring on a January Direct already - with release dates!
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staticdash22  +   198d ago
Shadow Fall at 1.2 million worldwide, nice.
showtimefolks  +   198d ago
i hope killzone shadowfall sells atleast 3 plus million. I am loving it
bobsmith  +   198d ago
same its so good
staticdash22  +   198d ago
I think this is a great time for Guerrilla to let the franchise rest. The game might have had a mixed reception by the media, but sales wise it's a major success.

Can't wait to see what the new IP is, and I can't tell you how relieved I am that they finally brought in a story writer, which gives me hope that the narrative will be better in future games.
showtimefolks  +   198d ago
staticdash22

i agree i think its time for Killzone franchise to go on a mini vacation for atleast 3 years before we should see any new game in the series. They have been working on that new IP for a while too

Riderz1337

this gen we will see many publishers who did exclusive content for ms/xbox360 will either kill the exclusive part and both get it at the same time or ps4 will get it first

EA will also regret not have Titanfall on ps3/ps4. Install base for ps4 is only gonna grow bigger and bigger

IMO and i know both sides have their fanboys. every 3rd party game should be on both consoles and none should get any exclusive content

both sony and MS should only get exclusives which they are publishing

but that will never happen
Riderz1337  +   198d ago
Second best selling next gen game? I think first is the PS4 version of CoD...Who would have thought a PlayStation console would outsell the Xbox version of CoD lol.
bobsmith  +   198d ago
they probably regretting making maps xbone first lolz
Letthewookiewin  +   198d ago
Yup, MP is a blast. Really into it. It's a nice change of pace from BF4.
LOL_WUT  +   198d ago
Awesome hopefully the new infamous follows this trend and goes on to sell just as good as the game looks phenomenal. Also most of Nintendo's games like NSMBU and Zelda WW have sold so much id because they were bundled 3D world on the other hand is doing ok ;)
Neonridr  +   198d ago
Mario 3D World is only included in one bundle that I know of. Some Mega Bundle in Europe. And Wii U sales are abysmal in Europe, so I don't see how many units of Mario 3D World were based on that.

Also think about the digital sales that aren't included. Nintendo users are very pro digital nowadays. Zelda and Mario are tops of the eshop continuously, which means they are selling there too.
OtakuDJK1NG  +   198d ago
3D World sold over 1.3m
OtakuDJK1NG  +   198d ago
before being bundled NSMBU sold 2.15m
http://www.nintendo.co.jp/i...
Loadedklip  +   197d ago
Only on N4G and the internet can you post a link the the company's official numbers from their official site and get disagrees.
porkChop  +   198d ago
It's great to see Killzone getting the sales it deserves. Killzone has always been a great series, but it never really got the sales numbers it should have. Hopefully Shadow Fall can build up a strong fanbase for the series to really grow and shine on PS4.
BosSSyndrome  +   198d ago
i do not think those games deserve that. sorry. just my opinion.
Relientk77  +   198d ago
Wow are you serious lol

that's crazy
OtakuDJK1NG  +   198d ago
not really CoD, NBA, Madden, Assassin's Creed and Battlefield gonna sell million regardless
Thepcz  +   198d ago
thanks
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gk07  +   198d ago
something about this gen that's not right im not as excited as I use to be hmmm
Aclay  +   198d ago
It's no wonder WiiU 3rd party support has been so dismal, not a single 3rd party title that sold a million, wow...I didn't know that, but not that surprised because it's usually the typical Nintendo properties that sell on Nintendo systems.
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Theyellowflash30  +   198d ago
Lets see - Four first party titles for Nintendo to one first party title for Sony.

Revenue wise that is a win for Nintendo. First party titles make far more revenue than third party titles for the big three.

But this list is somewhat inaccurate, as it doesn't account for Digital.

The Legend of Zelda The Wind Waker HD is nearing or past 1 million units sold.
BitbyDeath  +   198d ago
Yea but if you were to include digital then Resogun, Contrast and soon if not already Don't Starve will be each well over a million.
Neonridr  +   198d ago
true, but since the majority of those games are being downloaded as part of the PS+ program in which they are free, how much revenue is that generating?
BitbyDeath  +   198d ago
Good question, I know the devs get a portion of the money from PS+ but no idea how much.

I'd imagine it's increased a lot since they've recently had a 90% increase in PS+ subs.
Loadedklip  +   197d ago
@Neonridr ... also the fact that a PS+ download is not considered a true sale as once you stop PS+, you lose the rights to the games you downloaded.
Qrphe  +   198d ago
Revenue it's terrible since they achieved that in a year while the PS4 did it in a month.
Theyellowflash30  +   198d ago
New Super Mario bros U is nearing 4 million units sold. Revenue wise its still in Nintendo favor

It didn't take a year for New Super Mario Bros U to sell one million. Its way past that.

New Super Luigi U came out last summer. Nintendo Land is bundled with the system. Super Mario 3D Land came out in the same time period as all of these games. and has outsold all of the PS4 games.
Neonridr  +   198d ago
@yellow - Mario 3D World, not Land. wrong system.
Theyellowflash30  +   198d ago
Sorry, I meant 3D World, either way. 3D World has still sold more than any PS4 game.
Loadedklip  +   197d ago
If you want to add more variables like time ... then you need to also state how many millions ...

Nintendo has a couple multi million sellers and they are going to keep selling more and more.
Hicken  +   197d ago
Always some sort of spin, lol.

There aren't exactly that many first party retail games on PS4 just yet.

And, two months in, how many first party titles had sold a million on the Wii U? Two? And one of them CAME WITH every Wii U?

These numbers really reflect the issue the Wii U has with third party titles, in general: at more than a year old, not a single third party game has sold a million copies or more, while at least four games have already done so on competing hardware(don't feel like looking up XB1 numbers, but I'm sure there's at least one third party game in the millions there, too).

And rest assured- though I know it probably irks you more than not- the PS4 has more exclusives to come, meaning that "revenue wise" spin of yours is irrelevant.

Also irrelevant is your caveat of "doesn't include digital," since that's the case for BOTH consoles.
Theyellowflash30  +   197d ago
There is no spin, I don't give a crap out 3rd party titles to be honest. And neither to most Nintendo fans.

Actual revenue made is more important than million units sold.

First party titles make more than third party titles.....no spin on that.
Loadedklip  +   197d ago
Ok lets compare PS2 1st party to GCN 1st party ... guess what ... Nintendo 1st party still outsold Sony 1st party.

Sony's success since the PS1 has been and always will be the fact that they get 99% support from all third parties. Nintendo has been pretty much on their own and can hold their own because they are number 1.

Don't try to compare anyone else's 1st party titles to Nintendo's. No spin needed Nintendo is the number 1 publisher in gaming period ...
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for we are many  +   198d ago
Almost all Million sellers on Nintendo's consoles are MADE by Nintendo. Almost all million sellers on Sony's consoles are MADE by 3rd party companies, games that you can get on other gaming devices including PC(with better graphics, mods, cheaper game prices and free online). Don't blindly disagree.
imXify  +   198d ago
I don't really disagree but most likely a 1st party exclusive game is likely to become a million seller on his platform. I'm thinking about games like inFamous, Fable, Halo, Little Big Planet, Uncharted, Last of Us and etc.
saint_seya  +   198d ago
So a console that is on the market for less than 2 months has less millon sellers first party tittles that the one that is more than a year in the market.. shocking o.o
I never have thought that.. i mean why sony doesnt have like the same amount of first party games that nintendo? only cuz nintendo has been lie 3xx more days in the market.. sony must be doing something wrong..
solidt12  +   198d ago
I think a year from now the PS4 will be at 25 - 35 million sold.
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kneon  +   198d ago
I don't think they have the manufacturing capacity to make that many. Also don't expect the current sales rate to continue unabated, it will slow down at some point.
JuleyJules  +   197d ago
Seems everyone forgets that by the end of 2012 Wii U had sold 3.1 Million units since its release in November 2012. yes, sales were awful up to October 2013 but have since picked up as games have been released more regularly. We'll see in 2014 if sales of Xbox One and PS4 continue at the pace they are selling now at launch. Every new systems sells like crazy when it launches but then the true sales show as the companies try to convince current owners to upgrade. That is where the tough part happens. Meanwhile, Wii U is going to have big games starting in February (with Donkey Kong Country:Tropical Freeze) that consistently sell lots of copies and are system sellers like Mario Kart & Super Smash Brothers. In addition it has games that sell conistently over time too like NSMBU, SM3DW, Zelda etc. Don't get me wrong as I do think PS4 is going to sell the most this generation but Wii U will be just fine once the big games start rolling out more regularly.
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Loadedklip  +   198d ago
No surprise ... third party games don't sell on Nintendo home consoles.

So basically its Nintendo vs Sony+EA+Activision+UBIsoft+Cap com+Konami+fillintheblankthirdp artycompany.

In the end ... Nintendo is still the single most success single publisher.
first1NFANTRY  +   198d ago
Return of the Prince...well since ps2 was the KING.
OtakuDJK1NG  +   198d ago
more like PS1 than two but more western focus
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krubele14  +   198d ago
Note that all of wii u million sellers are first party games and most of ps4 million sellers are multi platform games and 1 exclusive. Makes sense cuz people buy wii u for its exclusives and people buy ps4 for all the 3rd party games.
ShaunCameron  +   198d ago
Indeed.
saint_seya  +   198d ago
It should be compared once the ps4 has a year on the market, with the first year on the market of the wii u..
The only way to see if only 3rd party games sells on ps4 or if is a combination of the two.
truechainz  +   198d ago
Another dumb comparison article. I swear people can seem to be happy for the PS4 without knocking another console. I'm enjoying my PS4 and it deserves mad props for its hardware and software sales, but no need to be insecure and bring down other consoles.
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RPG_Lover  +   198d ago
So? 3ds has about 50..........this isnt a contest.
JackieCruise69  +   198d ago
Oh. so.
Nintendo has crappy 3rd party support..?
OMG I NEVER KNEW THAT.

Thank you, your useless comparison just opened my eyes.
italian10  +   198d ago
sony nailed it so far this gen
link2Dpast  +   198d ago
Doesn't mean the games are actually good. Who buys a system and no game with it. So logically if the system is selling well so is software. I wanna see X1 and ps4 fish out some of their own games, some first party because Nintendo dominates in that so eventually they will lead in software its ok inevitable "now thats power"
SynestheticRoar  +   198d ago
Wii who?
Geobros  +   198d ago
LOL!! I hate silly articles like this one. According to vgchartz, Wii U has sold totally 19 millions games and PS4 only 9. So what's the point of more "millions games" when the total is different?
karamsoul  +   198d ago
The PS4 has been out for less than 2 months , whereas the Wii U has been for over 13 months.
Geobros  +   197d ago
I agree with this, that's why i find every early comparison a silly idea...
Darkfist  +   198d ago
thanks to that, we now know that Bayonetta 2 is going to flop, also what happened to the other 1st party games like wii u party? since every fanboy praise Nintendo Land shouldnt that also be a fun game? or because theres no mario on the title.
Husky818  +   198d ago
wii u still has higher rated games so that means that on wii u we get quality titles that sell less. and sony has mediocre titles selling like hot cakes, id still stick with nintendo
Dehnus  +   198d ago
Spawnfirst is tired of just only bashing the MS brands, now NIntendo can join the "bashing!". I told you these fanboys would stab us in the back! Sony Fanboys always do.
Adolph Fitler  +   198d ago
I just hope PS4 owners don't go the mainstream route again, & buy non-stop Maddens, Fifa's, COD's & such, & they start supporting the awesome, unique, developers that have been suffering under the PS3 banner for the last gen. Start reading reviews, & watching out for different games people....Sony had to close SO MANY great 1st party studios last gen...It saddens me.

Fanboy hate for Titanfall will not affect sales....All gamers know that the amount of online players doesn't affect the quality of a game. We all know that the ex-IW guys at Respawn are good at making fun gameplay.
I think the disappointing part for ANY multiplayer shooter coming out in this day & age, is not to include offline & online bots. It is an easy implanted thing that many games have been doing for a long time now, & it adds longevity to games that don't garner the amount of online players that the COD's & BF's do.
I think it's criminal for ANY developers that release online shooters, to not include this amazing feature. It means you can start a game without any other online players joined, & you get target practice, & then everytime a "REAL" player joins, they replace a bot... I can't work out why this is not a standard in the genre.
CaptainN  +   197d ago
Nintendo IP's always sell more then Sony's......third party games do better on Sony because thet dont have first party games that truly compete for the players time as compared to Nintendo platforms!
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