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PlayStation 4 Outsells the Wii U Worldwide

"Sony launched their 8th generation home console, the PlayStation 4 launched in North America on November 15 and November 29 in Europe. This is almost exactly one year after Nintendo launched their 8th generation home console, the Wii U. In just over three months the PlayStation 4 has topped Wii U worldwide sales to become the bestselling 8th generation home console.

The PlayStation 4 has managed 5,847,194 units as of the week ending February 22. The Wii U has managed to sell 5,765,484 units as of the same date. The PlayStation 4 launched in Japan this week with sales of 319,689, which is what helped it top the Wii U."

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Hatsune-Miku941d ago (Edited 941d ago )

The ps4 is the best platform for video games because of its amazing value, powerful hardware, it's software, features, history, Sony first party devs and others.

Good job sony listened to gamers and offered the best value with its hardware and services. I loved that sony didn't betray their loyal followers by abandoning them and not focusing on core gaming the most but focus massive efforts on gimmicks like cameras and other peripherals that doesn't enhance core gaming experience

Sony Ps4s are selling out before they are stocked on shelves. Sony is the best gaming company for many reasons and the ps4 is selling well because it's the best gaming system. Looking at the other gaming companies that makes gaming console now and it'll become apparent that those systems are built around gimmicks that siphoned resources that could have been added to make the hardware overall a better device for core gamers.

Ps4 is the future and the future is ps4

mewhy32941d ago

This thing is just flying off the shelves. Blasting the competition off the grid.

Unreal01941d ago TrollingShow
MeknSence941d ago

We all knows who illustrated the disagrees. The same one's who bough their system 3 months ago and now got a price drop with a free TitanFail when purchasing a new system. But anyway, I'm glad I made the right decision with my PS4. PS4 is raping the competition. What's makes it so funny is that when PS3 had it early struggle, they were bashing it. Look how the table turn.....Next for me is PC. Does anyone know if the Alienware x51 is a good PC gaming machine that's easy to upgrade?

scott182941d ago

I love the PS4, it is a flawless scenario for Sony.

Nintendo and Sony are the tops in my book, I hope Nintendo next home system is a home run for them.

ThunderSpark941d ago

I'm a proud owner of the PS4. All my friends and coworkers in the bank I work in have one. Good job Sony, you made a hit.

BLuTheSecond941d ago

Why bring up the box fanboys? This is an article about the PS4 v Wii U. The Nintendrones are the muppets that are getting obliterated by this news.

InTheLab941d ago

@meksense

Build your own. It's not hard at all. There's several help videos on how to do so on Newegg/Tomshardware via YouTube.

It's actually cheaper and you impress all your friends because they'll think you're some kind of computer genious.

AsimLeonheart941d ago (Edited 941d ago )

The PS4 takes its rightful place on the throne. Thank you Sir Wii U for holding on to it for the arrival of the true king. Your services will be forever remembered. :-)

http://i.imgur.com/kv0VAO2....

FATAL1TY941d ago (Edited 941d ago )

Congratulations Sony! ★ fatality ★

https://gifsoup.com/downloa...

RyuCloudStrife940d ago

VGChartz has the right numbers!

jsslifelike940d ago

Why, yes- Wii U did surpass Xbox 360 lifetime in Japan!

SilentNegotiator940d ago

It's funny because I read some Wii U fanboy posts a mere week or two ago about how publishers were supposedly being unreasonable by saying Wii U didn't have an acceptable install base when they had the highest install base. Except any idiot could tell that PS4 was about to overtake it and continue to fly past it with Xbone on the way to do the same (selling at LEAST 10K units more than Wii U most WEEKS).

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ArchangelMike941d ago

Best next-gen console without a doubt. Sony just need to show some of the exclusives they've got up their sleaves. That and TLOU 2!

vigilante_man940d ago

This is great for Sony. Just remember back to when they released the PS3 with the very complex cell chip. Their wheels nearly came off their wagon.

What did they do? They learnt from their mistakes, learnt from Microsoft's success and concentrated on games and gamers. Now they produce a console with developers and gamers in mind to create amazing gaming moments.

Whichever gaming machine you use there can be no denying that Sony have deserved this success. They are giving so much with PS+ and kept us all from a digital-only generation with little choice.

Sony are now showing the way. Here's hoping Nintendo, Microsoft and the producers of the Steam boxes follow the great example set by Sony and put pride, quality and value for money at their core.

ShAkKa941d ago

@Unreal01 maybe the disagrees are cause of how ridiculous those comments are no matter which console one might prefer.

Bots make comments more human-like than that.

WiiUsauce940d ago

Exactly. I never post any cult like crap like that about Nintendo lol.

colonel179941d ago

The only thing that stops the PS4 from being great is the UI and features. They need to bring back almost every feature the PS3 had, and implement the ones announced at the reveal. They need to make FW so that the UI is much more customizable.

Hopefully all that will come sooner rather than later, but they must return, specially media features.

So that's why the PS4 isn't great YET.

vigilante_man940d ago

Gaming consoles are unlike nearly every other electronic device that you usually swap for upgraded models every 1-2 years. They are made to last for 5-10 years.

Both XB1 and PS4 will mature.

This thread is congratulating Sony on their success at gaming. When I use my PS4 everything about it is an amazing experience and such a step up. I am waiting for more media options like the PS3 has - but we can all still use our 7th Gen consoles as well.

herbs941d ago (Edited 941d ago )

Sony did an excellent job marketing its streamlined mid range PC for the masses. I personally don't see the point in owning one when you can build a far more powerful machine that has more to offer for slightly more $ and then save huge on a much larger library of games. I guess most people don't mind playing a premium for convenience especially the ones who are obsessed with a brand name. Just because something is popular doesn't mean its great lol.

Welshy941d ago

You appear to be missing the point.

With a console, you have the assurance that every game released will look the best the developer can get consistently on your console. There's no "hm I wonder if I'll be able to run this to standard the developer intended" scenario.

Trophies, guaranteed "max" setting equal to what everyone else get, comfy controller and getting to play wireless slumped on your couch with full surround sound.

No install to worry about either, that's done in the background while you play the opening level. Open the box, pop your disc in and, hey presto, play till your hearts content.

People who want a console will buy a console, those who want a PC will buy a PC.

PC vs console always has been and always will be redundant. They're 2 seperate things altogether, hence why a console is so popular and even exists at all.

herbs941d ago (Edited 941d ago )

Like I said paying a premium for convenience... All 3rd party efforts from now on will look superior on $500+ PC and you can use any controller you like and the games off steam are cheaper and instal automatically.

SoulSercher620940d ago

Can you play Uncharted, The Last of Us, God of War, and Infamous on PC? No, okay then.

Chrischi1988940d ago (Edited 940d ago )

Can you play any good RTS on PC? Dota, League of Legends, Command and Conquer (yes it is on PS, but cmon, who plays it there?), Starcraft, Diablo with no duping, Warcraft, Company of Heroes, basically backwards compatible back to in the 80s, all shooters in a way they play the best. You can name like 3 games, which maybe one is one I would actually like to play.

So, to act like any of these games you mentioned are even close to one of the ones I mentioned is ridiculous.

Then, you mentioned like the only exclusives, the PS will probably ever have. The PC will always get new ones.

Then again, even then, PS has not the best exclusives, if it comes to it, Nintendo has the first party titles, which make a PC gamer want a console, if they ever consider getting one, not Sony.

I mean, who buys a console, to play the same games, in a worse way. If you have a PC, you dont need a PS4 or Xbox One, only if you really really love their first party titles. The rest still comes to PC.

Chrischi1988940d ago

Oh, excuse me, my first sentence should not say "Can you play any good RTS on PC?" it should say "Can you play any good RTS on PS4?"

That is a whole genre, you dont get on a console, a very very successful genre, with some of the most successful games of all time.

Chrischi1988939d ago

Lol, ok, I know, I didnt expect anything different, since N4G is full of Sony trolls, not fans, trolls.

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Muffins1223941d ago

Ill give you a bubble when you stop saying Ps4 is the future and the future is ps4...seriously your making PlayStation gamers like me look like freaks. While I agree with most of your opinions, you are totally biased towards sony and your a huge fanboy.

OutcastMosquito940d ago

@ Miku

Ps4 is the future and the future is the ps4"

Seriously? Do you have to say that ALL the damn time?

marloc_x940d ago

I enjoyed the early Walkman :)

Rodney25940d ago

I guess there's really nothing negative you can say about that comment. Seems 100% on the dot *not sarcasm*

Rustynail940d ago (Edited 940d ago )

The Xbox One is the best platform for video games because of its amazing value, powerful hardware, it's software, features, history, Microsoft's first and third party devs and others.

Good job Microsoft listened to the gamers and offered the best value with its hardware and services. I loved that Microsoft didn't betray all their loyal followers by abandoning them and not focusing on all the gamers and didn't focus massive efforts on gimmicks like indie games and other crap that doesn't enhance core gaming experience.

Microsoft Xbox Ones are selling out before they are stocked on shelves. Microsoft is the best gaming company for many reasons and the Xbox One is selling well because it's the best gaming system. Looking at the other gaming companies that makes gaming console now and it'll become apparent that those systems are built around gimmicks that siphoned resources that could have been added to make the hardware overall a better device for core gamers.

Xbox One is the future and the future is Xbox One.

vigilante_man940d ago

Nice one. Way to start the weekend with the funniest post on this thread. Top marks!

CAB1802940d ago (Edited 940d ago )

LOL, i'm more credible than you. SNES beats the PS4 in every single way. apart from graphics and power. SNES is the future and king of gaming. Sony is the worst out of the big three. the true kings are Nintendo, Sega and Atari and Valve, Sony can lick my dick

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LOL_WUT941d ago

It was expected hopefully Nintendo takes notes next time when developing their next console ;)

The_Infected941d ago

I agree Nintendo and has amazing 1st party games but the weak hardware left 3rd party support to almost nothing. They need to make a much more powerful console next time around. I still like the Nintendo Fusion even though it's a rumor.

Knushwood Butt941d ago

Even if they did, all they would do is churn the same games out for it.

Edsword941d ago

I have a PS4 and a Nintendo Wii U. The Wii U would be an excellent lower cost family game console, but the controller really holds it back. Nintendo should have kept the motion controls IMO. I'm not a huge fan of motion controls, but they did make the Wii unique and different enough that it still holds the crown for most sold last gen. If Nintendo did not want to make the Wii 2 it should not have named it Wii. Also the controller is a nice option to play on, but it has not justified its inclusion with the system. It also creates a dilemma because if devs want to use the motion controls, it is hard to implement the remote play or the controller at all really. No screen controller, Wii motion controls, and a $200 price tag and this system would have done quite nicely, even out it lacks the hp of PS4 and XB1.

JMaine518941d ago

It was only a matter of time

pupa941d ago (Edited 941d ago )

By now to be expected and it should retain the position if the PS4 demand stays high in Japan and WW. All that must happen now is that the PS4 must weather the Titanfal storm then that should be the end of any doubt or debate that the PS4 are the crowned king of consoles. There are still some of those real or potential gamers out there that still don't believe the facts and reality but soon even them will be converted by the majestic performance and show of the PS4. Of course there will always be a few that remains unconvinced, as we see here on the N4G comments sections, right up until the end if we go by recent history during the previous gen.

Edsword941d ago

I think the Halo storm is bigger. Halo is one of the most recognized games and it sells millions. Titanfall is just a lot of hype.

MRMagoo123940d ago (Edited 940d ago )

The problem with titanfall is it isn't exclusive it won't be a system seller in any big way at all when you can get it on pc and 360. Halo may be a system seller like was already said but that's a while off and I think the damage is already done by ps4 for halo to close any kind of gap.