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PS4 hardware sales jump 106% on InFamous: Second Son launch

The release of InFamous: Second Son has given PS4 hardware sales a big jump in the UK.

MCV has been told by a trusted retail source that sales of PS4 consoles jumped 106 per cent last week as exclusive title InFamous: Second Son debuted on Sony’s machine, jumping straight to No.1 in the process.

That’s a bigger jump than Xbox One enjoyed following the release of Titanfall – that saw sales of Microsoft’s machine jump 96 per cent.

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rarity1247d ago (Edited 1247d ago )

Wow that's absolutely amazing! I hope everyone's enjoying infamous I know I am.

MightyNoX1247d ago

Well deserved. It's a game with a lot of heart.

Abash1247d ago

And a game with a lot of power. Both in terms of gameplay and graphics

Ezz20131247d ago (Edited 1247d ago )

ps4 didn't even need *system seller*
because it already selling better than any other console on the market
but still got it *system seller* as it seems

ppl who say ps4 have no games are gonna end up saying ps4 have way too much games
it's like ps3 all over again
remember this guys ?!
http://knowyourmeme.com/mem...

and then later we got articles crying that sony have too many exclusives like it's a bad thing
the double standards are incredible

FITgamer1247d ago

It's an amazing game. So damn gorgeous.

Off Topic: Let the tears flow.

PoSTedUP1247d ago

106% is pretty good jumping up from a dominant position. just imagine if they gave out I:SS for free XD.

Kingthrash3601247d ago (Edited 1247d ago )

this^^^^
tf= free bundle/x1 price cut/ overhyped--98% jump
iss= $60/no ps4 price cut/ under hyped-- 106% jump
i wonder how big a gap in percentage it would have been if they were switched. just wow.
awsome game btw just got the 3rd power...awsomeness.

Death1247d ago

Weren't sales lower the past few weeks because they were sold out?

NewMonday1247d ago

this is on top of the 75% rise from last week

Crystallis1247d ago

The game is a blast to play and a marvel to look at just got the neon power and WOW. The colors in this games are insane.

Next gen has truly started on the PS4. Good things to come.

chrismichaels041247d ago

Wow....so I guess people were excited about playing Infamous. Who knew? LOL Seriously though, congrats to Infamous and the PS4. Sony continues its dominating performance.

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Eonjay1247d ago

Is this on top of the 76% boost from last week?

miyamoto1247d ago

This explains why Gamestop planned on that ridiculously more expensive Second Son bundle! They knew it would sell even better.

ShinMaster1247d ago (Edited 1247d ago )

So let me get this straight...

TITANFALL is released bundled for free and XBO gets a 98% sales boost, but PS4 also gets a 74% boost at the same time.

Now INFAMOUS:SS is released(not free) and PS4 manages another 106% boost?

PS4 didn't really need a "SYSTEM SELLER" game because the PS4 sells itself, but apparently games like InFAMOUS do have the potential to boost the PS4 even further.

Pogmathoin1247d ago

Really? All of a sudden there is 106% PS4's suddenly available? You lot know too well if it was MS, it would be called creating hype for demand..... Its great its doing well, Infamous 2nd Son really does look like a huge generational leap, but c'mon, try show some consistency with all your cock and bull stories..... You people make Rob Ford look totally straight and clean....

Angeljuice1247d ago

@Pogmathoin

That would be a valid point if Sony hadn't been saying for several weeks beforehand that they intended to have stocks ready for the launch. They couldn't very well sell the inFamous bundle before the game was released.

abzdine1246d ago (Edited 1246d ago )

great great game!
got the neon power yesterday it's really nice looking.
well deserved success for PS3 and this first massive exclusive.
looking forward to the sales numbers later this week.

it's actually better they delayed it to now, it gave a boost to the hardware sales.

mewhy321246d ago

PS4 is selling like hotcakes. If ms doesn't do something soon then the xbone is going to go down in flames.

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Mikelarry1247d ago

I am on my second play through now and I enjoy being evil, the civilians just has to say hi or look at me funny and I KARMA BOMB the B%^&^ :).

LOL_WUT1247d ago

Second play through? Wow I just started yesterday and it's so beautiful to look at going the evil route on my first play through ;)

Kingthrash3601247d ago

i'm on the same thought process..i'm still on the first playthrough....going to go bad on the second and if someone crosses the street, everybody on the block dies.
lol <--- Dr. Evil laugh

Mikelarry1247d ago

@ kingtrash

" and if someone crosses the street, everybody on the block dies. "

LMAO now that is truly EVIL

Boody-Bandit1247d ago

That cracked me up "EVERYBODY DIES!"

Pug1247d ago

Wow i'm still on first play thru also. Sometimes i just stand around for minutes on end looking around at the scenery its that good lol

ramiuk11246d ago (Edited 1246d ago )

im good at moment(81% complete) and glad i went good 1st.
but i wanna just karma bomb those protesters etc,plus the women who want my babies.

amazing game and it is a MUST BUY imo

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DeadRabbits1247d ago

Spare a thought for those whom cannot experience inFamous yet. May ye get decent trade in rates for your old hardware!

Mystogan1247d ago

No source or whatsoever...

Death1247d ago

MCV has been told by a trusted retail source that sales of PS4 consoles jumped 106 per cent last week as exclusive title InFamous: Second Son debuted on Sony’s machine,

The Titanfall sales were credited to Chartrack.
Infamous data was given by "a trusted retail sorce". I'll wait for Chartracks numbers.

TheEnigma3131247d ago

It happened for Titanfall, so why would it happen for Infamous?

GTgamer1247d ago (Edited 1247d ago )

Lmao I love this oh you need a source its funny when they said 96% for Xbox one with titanfall no one question it but apparently when it happens to PS4 with Second y'all want a source smh look the possibility of this not being not true is soooooo small because of the PS4 success so you better begin to accept that.

jmac531247d ago

A source...like this is some rumor. It's coming from a retailer who can't fudge numbers. Shed your fanboy tears somewhere else.

Volkama1247d ago

I just assumed they'd use the same source, as both reports came from MCV.

I also typically assume that someone is playing silly buggers when they report on a % increase and deliberately neglect to mention the actual numbers. That's not how you report numbers, that's how you spin them.

PSVita1247d ago

Yea there's not really a source but it's not hard to believe give it had 1 million pre orders

Saito1247d ago

Your pain is palpable.