It looks like the PS4 passed the Wii U's entire life time to date sales in the US last month based on emerging data.
Nice, very well deserved. PS4 is awesome
looks like it did http://www.vgchartz.com/wee...
next up: Japan should take 2 months or so
Lol, VGChartz. I'd take NPD leaks over VG any day of the week. They typically aim too high anyway, always off by a few hundred thousand units and always hiding behind the term "shipped" to make their numbers look less bad.
How is it well deserved? The PS4 doesn't have any good exclusive games yet, the WiiU does. The PS4 doesn't have any form of backwards compatibility, the WiiU does. From where I stand, the PS4's sales are purely a product of hype and very much undeserved.
Agreed. PS4 is basically selling on the promise of future games coupled with reactionary purchases by gamers who hope that by supporting Sony's slightly less anti-consumer policies they will be able to waylay or otherwise defend against Microsoft's more extreme anti-consumer policies.
So, by that logic...you think the PS4 has to develop an entire game library BEFORE it sells this well? Your statement is opinionated and subjective. The PS4 hardware ALONE, is leaps and bounds better than the Wii U, and this is supported by FACTUAL information. The PS4 has only been out for...3 months. It hasnt had time to build up a whole lot of exclusives, while the Wii U has had over a year lead on the PS4 and XBox One...and in that time, we havent seen much on the Wii U. Mario, Pikmin, Donkey Kong, Mario Kart, and Smash Bros, has not and will not be enough to move the ammount of Wii U units it would take, to surpass the PS4 in hardware sales. Again, this is FACTUAL information. Not debatable or subjective to opinion. Your post went opinion, when you stated that the PS4 has no good exclusives....when Killzone, Knack, Resogun, Contrast, Warframe and Blacklight were ALL fairly decent exclusives. KZ and Resogun even got high praise. Not bad, for being launch titles. So again, what's the Wii U's excuse for selling so poorly? o_O
You only care about exclusives because Nintendo consoles only get bare minimum AAA third party support. This is a Nintendo mindset that has become of this fanbase for this console well the most recent BIG N consoles of the last 20 years. Sorry "pal" but it ain't the 90's anymore and Nintendo and Mario are not as relevant as you think. Bah!!! xD at this -> "From where I stand, the PS4's sales are purely a product of hype and very much undeserved." Well what a "great" >.> opinion but I disagree sir....Oh and it totally fair and deserved, for Sony accomplishing this feat....Wii was a fluke....360 converted alot of gamers from the PS2 era....Now the PS4 is gaining all that lost market share back. And after putting up with all the PS3 hate <.< which the Xbot's and Nintendrones DID DO ALL THE TIME, EVERY CHANCE THEY GOT. Well I'll just say it's nice to be on the winning side, winning the $ALE$ WAR...So just like Nintendo, get your head out of the sand and ADAPT OR GTFO!!!
The PS4's library is better than the Wii U's was at the same point. And while backwards compatibility is nice, it's also telling that the Wii U will be missing out on CURRENT compatibility. That is: multiplats in droves. The PS4 is a more versatile system. Say what you want, but there's no way in hell off-screen play on the Wii U trumps remote play on PS4. Sorry, but that's just not happening. Overall, the PS4 is a better designed console with far more promise. Nobody looking at things realistically expects all that promise to be met three months after launch. Meanwhile, the Wii U has already hit some sort of stagnation after its first year. Hell, how long did it take for that library you praise to show up? Nintendo failed to hold the casuals, and failed to recapture the core with both hardware and games. Maybe you like the games on the Wii U better, and that's fine. But the industry doesn't run on you; it runs on a diverse crowd of people, and Nintendo's failed to give that crowd reasons to buy their console, while Sony- and Microsoft, as well, to an extent- has not.
OMG, you just made too much sense. Behold, your punishment is to be down voted. Not many people around here with the backbone to not give a damn about negative bubble votes. You da man!
No, the PS4 does not have a better library by the same time, as Wii U did. Wii U had a CoD, Wii U had a Zombie Survival Game, it had Jump and Runs, it had Fighting Games, it offered a wider library from the very start, check the release lineups, before disagreeing. Then, PS4 sells purely on hype and hope for more and better future games, power is a difference to Wii U, sure, but unlike most make it seem, it is not the reason for PS4s sales. Xbox sells less, after MS revealed their DRM crap, sp many moved away from MS, even after taking it back, because MS already showed their true face to the consumer. You all act like power is a determining factor, even though it was never and will never be on consoles, as long as it is possible to run the same games on it. And it is possible, because most new games also come to old gen, 7 ear old hardware and games that cannot run on it, still can run on Wii U, that is a fact, which most gamers on this board try to deny, even though consoles pretty much proved it the past 20 years. Power is a thing for PCs and not for consoles, we get consoles, because we just want a fluid running game. You all act like, we compare 16bit graphics to 1080p, but actually we compare 720p or more, to 1080p and we dont even talk about other graphics settings. At the end, PS4 sells on hype, sells on hope for future 3rd Party games and on power, even though it is actually meaningless, but this community keeps on saying it is important, to justify their buy. All the hate that is coming at me, actually just proves my point with the hype, if something gets hyped up, people will take everything bad, someone says and rip it apart in the air like animals, so go on.
The butthurt is strong with this one. Sony has demonstrated for years they support their systems with games that contend for goty year in, year out. PS4 is the most powerful console ever developed, yet still manages to cost considerably less than it's direct competitor. The PS4 has exclusives, just because you're not familiar with what's available, often for free on psplus, don't make yourself look absolutely ludicrous by stating something as fact which has no basis in reality. There are more exclusives available for ps4 than for xbone and they launched recently. What's the Wii U's excuse? The Wii U has been available for quite some time yet there has been a dearth of content available for the system, with developer after developer choosing to skip producing games for that system entirely, leaving it up to Nintendo studios who have dropped the ball. You're lost son. The Wii U was dead in the water when they announced the paltry memory and specifications of that supposed "next gen" system. The Wii U is about as last gen as it gets. #Truth hurts
@Xof- Does your username belong to Metal Gear Solid V, a game that isn't coming out to Wii U? Actually, hype can create excitement and that would make the platform to get more support, I bet you even Nintendo wished to sell their console with "No games" at this rate, and you talk about BC, yeah good luck playing Zumba, Just Dance, Wii Music and Cooking Mama on your Wii U lol, nice try XOF. @Chrischi- Wii U released with games already out on PS360 before Wii U launched, so please, it isn't as spectacular as you make it seem like. You talk about PS4 selling for the hype, I mean, I rather let the console sell for being a hype and get the 3rd party games we want rather than something that turned into a fad(Wii) and it's successor with the same silly name(Wii U), Nintendo doesn't have a fanbase, they have fanlames.
PS4 also outsells the 3DS! What is happening? Is history repeating the PS2 era or we are just getting warmed up for a real industrial revolution shakedown showdown?
It's been a shakedown ever since the Video game market attracted Microsoft. All companies have brought something to the table. PS: The most powerful system and great exclusives MS: Best online play Nintendo: Best gameplay and always looking for new ways to interact with gaming. The best system for non-online multiplayer games. IMO: The gampad is not a gimmick and all next gen consoles will have one or maybe two.
Way a go Sony very deserved achievement PS4 rules
What did I tell people when we got Wii U info, next gen will smash it under a year? But 3 months bloody hell!
So much for games sell systems I mean if Zelda and Mario games havn't sold the WiiU then its obvious people want value for money. Thats what sells systems in todays society games is just a small part of it. If it was just games Nintendo would be having no issues as its had some great 1st party games over the last year..
I thought that happened many weeks ago.
And that matters why? I play my Wii U, my ps4 hasnt been touched
Console war idiots don't care about games. They have never cared about games. Or features. Or reliability. They spend all their time masturbating furiously to hardware specifications.
And ride the hype train. It is funny, how offended they get, if someone says just one single bad thing about it. For them, it is only possible to have fun with a console, if the sales numbers are high enough and if others might not be able to play a game, that is fun for them, not playing the games on it. And they dont even get that, that is the worst part of it. I for one, am happy for everyone who can play a game or has fun with their console. But it seems the games and all are not important for a console anymore. Because of a game running at 720p and not 1080p the game is not fun anymore, unplayable, stupid, not worth it, whatever... that people really dont get, how stupid this is.
Sure. We believe you.
It's a shame. Nintendo has better "stuff", they just don't know how to use it. Sony deserves this for thinking smart and using their resources correctly.
Great job Sony! I'm more impressed with the PS4 though. Who cares about sales figures? I've got my PS4 and that's all I care about. The same goes for my Wii U & XBONE.. Really the Wii U not selling good just makes their stock look more appeal. Now that it's at $14.50 a share and especially after watching the 2/13/14 Nintendo Direct. Happy gaming!!!
Took three months.
As a Nintendo Fan- All I will say is "Congrats"... I hope that your success is something that Nintendo & Microsoft learn from SO That every company gets BETTER AND we all get the BEST. When I say "learn" I am not saying copy. Every company has its own challenges. Both MS and Nintendo could not be Sony- SO They have to find a unique solution in giving the people what they want.
IMO The only thing Nintendo needs to change is the virtual console. They need more games and some N64 & GC games. We still haven't even seen their full vision for the Wii U yet and the 2/13/14 Nintendo Direct made the system looks a lot more powerful than the media wants us to believe. The power of the press is amazing and it makes the Hardcore Sony fans that bash the Wii U & XBONE look like sheepish following the herd, because it's the cool system. Now with that said the PS4 deserves what they're accomplished, but the Wii U deserves more than what they're sold. When you look at the media coverage that the PS4, XBONE, & Wii U have received over the last year. I'm not surprised on the life time sales numbers. The Wii U is just what I was looking for in the next Nintendo console. With that said my TV also has the PS4 & XBONE under it. Happy gaming!!!
Lol and Pachter said April. He's wrong every time.
I know I am going to get some hate and fanboys because of my opinion also that I will probably be accused of things that I am not even when there is no evidence for it to justify their accusation. PlayStation 4 is overrated for its offering, its achievements are rather undeserving with plenty of hype that is running on. Before PlayStation 4 launched, consumer got fed with pre-rendered CGI footage or rather presentation of games rather than actual in-game footage running on a console. When PlayStation 4 launched then you saw noticeable difference between actual in-game footage and CGI scenes that were presented before launched and they made you believe that it is actual in-game footage. That is false advertising. Games on PlayStation 4 don't look nothing like those CGI's. Then we have hype surrounding PlayStation 4, it is basically the same every single time Sony launches a product with promises that are sometimes unrealistic. PlayStation 4 is in fact running on hype rather than actual results, when PS4 realize that then they reach for various excuses and ways to justify its purchase as they feel endangered since they start to doubt rightness of their decision. PlayStation 4 is running primarily on promises rather than actions, Sony promised on launch many things, some of them were long overdue and even some not being put into action yet. Sony still has to release a patch that enables capture cards or MP3 DLNA? They recently updated for headsets yet these patches are long overdue. It is more than three months after launch and they can't implement/support/enable these features? It is not like they are rewriting whole OS of the system, just a tiny portion of it. Sony overpromised and they underlivered. You Sony fans/PlayStation 4 owners love to brag and talk about games, so lets talk about games and for comparison I will use Wii U to compare with PlayStation 4 since you love to taunt Wii U while not being factual in the first place. PlayStation 4 launched exactly three months ago on November 15th of 2013 and it currently has 30 or 36 games in case you want to include free-to-play games. Wii U is one year and two and a half months old now, its launch was on November 18th of 2012 and it currently has 135 games. Of course Wii U has almost one year lead over PlayStation 4 yet Wii U in its first three months has 48 games around same time period, a few days less actually. I counted both retail and digital releases... Sony and you all touted support for indies yet we see that Nintendo does a lot more for indies that Sony is doing, in fact there are about 100+ indie games storming the Wii U this or next year. When we look at exclusives, Wii U simply trumps it with amount of exclusives and quality and PlayStation 4 for now can't match it, we will see in future as more exclusives come for Wii U and PlayStation 4 come out.
Also it seems you care more about visuals rather than gameplay or the game its self, are you even gamers if you care so much about framerate, resolution, detail, fidelity than how it plays, is it buggy, is the storyline good or bad, mehanics of the game, its features, content, etc...? If that was true before then PlayStation would have been beat by Nintendo 64, Gameboy by Atari Lynx or Sega Nomad or Sega Game Gear, PlayStation 2 to Gamecube, Nintendo DS to PlayStation Portable, Wii to Xbox 360, 3DS to Vita... Some of you Sony fans strayed from being actual gamers, slowly but surely you are more like non-gamers than gamers which is even more casual rather than hardcore... Are counting pixels and framerates actual games? No. Would you rather be some geeks/otakus rather than games that play game to have fun? The values of gamers nowadays are mostly twisted up where having fun is not really that important, looking away from light hearted games like Mario's, Sonic's , Crash Bandicot's, etc... I know that some people will call me a Nintendo fanboy because of things what I say yet I don't own any game or platform from Nintendo and in fact I mostly play games that involve shooting, hack n slash, so called "mature" games yet most people that play those games nowadays think that its "hardcore"... No, just playing those games does not make you hardcore let a lone mature. How can you call yourself a mature gamer if you play those games just because they are "mature" and you may not even have fun playing them... Restricting yourself from games that you call "kiddie" or because the console is "kiddie" or because it is not on your prefered manufacturer/company makes you kiddie in fact because kids put some limitations to them self. A kid won't do certain things or only wants to eat candy and not vegetables or even fruit. A kid is stubborn with their decisions... That's how I see a lot of games nowadays, grown up kids... I am sorry if I insulted some of you, but some of you perfectly fit my description of a person that is a grown up kid, a kiddie, an inmature individual and is scientifically factual that some people don't "mature" even ultil their late 30s so in fact a lot of gamers nowadays are more or less kids in their head including me... We all try to be mature, but we are only fooling ourself by acting like we are, but we aren't to begin with. #RANT
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