With 5.3 million sold through to customers, it’s a given by now that the PS4 is selling very fast, faster than its predecessors, but how much faster? Quite a lot.
Wow. This thing is selling like hotcakes. Still hard to find stock on shelves. any wanting the xbone shouldn't have any problem finding them. I see them everywhere.
oooooooh Sony kill em
As soon as I saw the milestone it had reached, I knew this wasn't gonna be just some mild success for Sony... Over 5 million units? Sold THROUGH? The PS4 hasn't even been available in both NA and EU for THREE MONTHS. Less than three months and it hasn't even launched in its home country? Those figures are unfathomable. It managed to reach the sales figures of Nintendo's newest console from 2012 in under 90 days. Think about that. On another note, every generation has had at least one console reach the 100 Mil Club since the 5th generation (PSOne, PS2, Wii). I think it's safe to say that one of these consoles will do the same this generation. The question is... how fast? The PS2 broke records when it became the fastest to reach that figure after close to 6 years on the market. With the PS4 selling faster than Sony's - and the industry's - most successful console in history, it's making for a really entertaining story. I haven't even bought my PS4 yet! Waiting for inFamous: SS but, to be honest... I might not be able to wait another whole month.
doesn't matter if there is no competition. PS1 and PS2 had no competition but still managed to be 2 of the best consoles ever made. it's actually a good thing that devs focus their strengths and ressources on the most powerful console.
@Xsilver LMFAO Ooooooh kill em, Ooooooh kill em. For those who don't know. http://www.youtube.com/watc...
The only thing holding back the PS4 is Sony simply not being able to make them fast enough, if they continue selling at this rate 3rd party games will have no choice but to focus efforts on the PS4 and it will only make it increasingly difficult and certainly a lot more expensive for M$ to pay for timed exclusivity M$ could not have messed things up more for xone if they had sat down and planned it.
Both the Ps4(more so) and X1 are completely destroying previous gen sales. Well, besides the Wii, but that doesn't really count, as it was a once off casual workout tool
Gamers have spoken with their wallets.
Great news for sony and the PS4. Lets all think positive. We have heard how the wii-u was selling faster than the wii in its initially launch and how the xb1 was selling faster than 360 when it launched. but this is sony so there is potential for it to sustain that launch momentum. Quick out of the gate is one thing but it has to have lasting power to stay in the lead and so far its looking that way. on a side note, I would encourage everyone who eventually gets their PS4 to consider picking up a secondary system like a wii-u or xb1. its good to play the field especially when there are games on both that you wont be able to play on PS4 and vice versa. Next gen FTW.
Interesting looking at the list. To put things in perspective, it also means the X1 is selling much better than the PS1, PS2, and PS3.
Console war? What console war? This thing is FINISHED. I knew it from the start.
Xsilver and Abizzel - thank you for putting me on to that video. That was funny as all hell. *Back on topic - Amazing to see the numbers of the launch consoles. It goes to show I wasn't the only dumbass waiting in line for the PS1 and 2. PS3 and it was too expensive so I didn't have any problems going to the store and buying one. and PS4 I saw the writing on the wall when they debuted it, I went right to Amazon and pre-ordered it. Hell of a product Sony - now just redesign the rubbers on the DS4's thumbsticks.
I'm going to make a bet for bragging rights that PS4 will hit 10 million units by the end of march.
And whats even more interesting is the fact that nearly all those sales are authentic. Let me explain. Of the 10 million initial/launch xbox 360's sold how many of those where an one time buy and not a replacement for bricked units (RROD @ 40-50% rate)? Even the PS3 had 8-10% failure rate during launch! Looks like a truly successful console launch this time around!
ps4 is selling "Faster than condoms on Valentine's day"!!
But who buys hotcakes any more... :p
@Axios2 You're right. However, that point seems to be lost among all the high fiving and chest thumping going on around here.
LOL yeah right. Hotcakes wish they sold like PS4s.
Lol that was a funny one. but true.
lol. Soon people will be saying "God damn! It is selling like PS4s!" whenever a product sells good.
Man, I got to get into the hotcake business.
yep so many people to play online with already. no one is playig games online on xbox one because no one owns that system. ps4 mp is the new king.
You have an awesome name there Sir.
Except thats not true. I just tested COD and more people are playing on X1 then PS4. So right there, your wrong. And people do own the system. MS hasnt given any new numbers but we can guess its sold in the 4 millions now. So...... You could replace X1 with the PS4 in the title of this article and it would still be true. The fact is, both systems are massively successful so far. Its fanboys like you that distort the facts.
I bought the ps4 @ launch, specifically for BF4. I'm glad that it has the largest online community (on console's) .. also the xbone looks like a ghost town, imagine after Titan Fall drops. http://bf4stats.com/
^Necro, there are almost 3 times as many people on BF4 on PS4 (60k+) than XBone (20k+).
Necro I have both consoles (PS4 & X1) and GHOST for both. I have played on both consoles in the same day several times over and usually there are more people playing GHOST on the PS4 than X1. Only once did I see a higher number of X1 players and it was only by a couple thousand. XBL & PSN GT - BoodyBandit
N4G! add me too! PSN: Battle_Torn GT: Battle Torn
3months since release and generally out of stock worldwide, thats something!
I'm a Sony fan but im waiting on next week article lie. "MS miraculously caught up with PS4 sales" 6 million sold. that'll be the day.
Hot cakes are no longer selling like "hot cakes" because of that damn Atkins diet and gluten free crap. Hot cakes market dropped dramatically. We need to come up with a new term for how fast ps4 are selling.
Its selling like .... in n out burgers!
I need to back to Cali. In & Out Burger is the best. There's nothing like it in New York. But if I go to Cali, I'll miss the pizza. On topic,I think more people own PS4s than Xbox ones but more importantly there may be more people that own both consoles than those who only own the Xbox One. If that is true,MIT may explain why more copies of multiplats are sold for the PS4 besides the fact that there have been more PS4s sold. I also think that if MS struck a deal with all publishers to sell all there games at a maxi um of $50, they could probably push quite a few more consoles.
They are selling like gluten free, organic, non-animal tested, non-specific soy based food items that resemble hotcakes?!?! LOL