GGG writes about the historical significance of the PS4 selling 15 million units globally in its first 12-13 months, especially compared to past consoles like the Wii, Xbox 360, PS3 and others.
PS4 is on fire
Someone has got to have a good Alicia Keys "girl on fire" PS4 mashup meme!
I'd like to see how well the PS4 does in China next, hopefully Sony releases it there soon
I have been saying Ps4 is going to be better than PS2 since month one! Lots of Mockery even a few Sony fans told me, lets not get carried away. But the numbers painted the picture way back then! It was stumping the PS2 launch. But I did not say it would beat Wii. I'm now saying it will beat wii. Because It unlike wii has deep legs. If you recall, wii slowed down it's increase, and by year four was basically done. Well guess what PS4 is not going to all the sudden look like the inferior graphical machine with only first party sales. Even if there was no project Morpheus.
Well considering the amount of blockbuster AAA realeses coming I'll wait for November 2015 sales figures to see something really of the charts...add a possible price cut (PS4 slim?)to that equation and you can see where this is going. This is really just the beginning.
X360 had for sure more than 7.6 M by Dec 31 2007, it was at 7.x before xmas Anyway, Xmas figures weren't know until jan-feb, impossible to know x-mas sales for any console already by dec 31, no matter the year I posted some figures here: http://n4g.com/news/1630317... PS4 doing great regardless.
Yeah that is amazing, wow 15 million is just a crazy number... Sony Let's just hope you don't slip up now.. stay full steam ahead, keep Getting amazing games for Plus, and keep working to improve the system, and making everything run smooth.. keep improving the network and get downloads working faster.. Don't drop the ball just because your out in front, stay focus - Sony - Let's hope 2015 is even more Amazing... .____........___... .____||......||.......|___|| ||.........___||............ ||
The only thing historical about this are the people that actually believe this. VGchartz AND NOT SONY made this land mark announcement. Why does that seem strange? Oh wait, hell VGchartz...enogh said.
True. Probably means the PS4 has sold A LOT more. Though, to be fair, VGC hasn't been doing terrible this gen. They've only really been off by some few hundred thousand units. Regardless, Sony will probably have big sales announcement for us at PSE.
Well they confirmed 13.3m a month ago right? I'd assume it will pass 15m this holiday just off the US alone or get VERY close to it.
@mrbojingles I've been trying to tell people that VERY same thing you said Sony announced 13.5 on Sept 30. So now you have to take into account October and over 3 weeks of November from the number release date. Even if it's not exact, it very much likely is close or maybe in a little above that 15.1 million. VGchartz will always have that inaccuracy air about it, but it's not hard to imagine the PS4 being at that 15.1 right now.
your probably looking at about 16 million by the end of the year, not too shabby to say the least and almost 4 games per system is very impressive. just wait until the system gets down to $300 and the exclusives start pouring out.
I think PS4 will sell at least a million in Black Friday week alone. PS4 will be close to 20 million sold through by the end of the year.
Sony announces sale marks on conferences or keynotes. Not to long ago they announced how much they've sold. We should get a great update during the Playstation event. Even though vgchartz isn't accurate they do estimate pretty good. To deny that the ps4 is selling that much just shows how in denial one can be. But yea just wait until Sony announces it so the rest of us can say "We told you so" over again like we've been doing the whole year.
No surprise really. People are often misinformed and believe what they want to.
From Sony's financial figures, 13.5 million shipped as at 30 Sep 14 so likely more than 15 million sold prior to Black Friday. http://www.joystiq.com/2014...
I agree about the sentiment of basing it on VGChartz. I disagree with the sentiment of it not being possible even tough VGChartz reported it. I think we definitely need to wait for an official response from Sony before writing an opinion piece based on the success of the PS4 or the XBO.
if its VCG u do realise that the figure will be alot higher than 15m,there the biggest fanboy site going and some of the numbers they give have been million off at times and always over selling the xb side and under counting the sony stuff
I think Sony is holding off the official announcement for PlayStation Experience
Vgchartz is a perfect 100% correct source now
Shipped not sold wtf
Where does it say that? When did VGChartz start making up numbers for shipped units? They didn't. This is a VGChartz estimation of PS4s sold through to the customer. It won't be spot on. In fact, it will likely be underplaying the figure slightly, on past experience.
Because Sony officially announced a few weeks ago they SHIPPED 15 million consoles. So suddenly they sold more than shipped to consumers? Use your head, not your fanboyism.
I do use my head, sadly you don't use yours. Do you know how many PS4s are sold worldwide each week? Last week they sold in the region of 750,000 - yes three quarters of a million units. They are selling as fast as they're being made, so shipping is high quantity and regular, hence why there were shortages for so long after the initial launch - they had to adjust production/shipping to try to keep up with demand. It's not called 'fanboyism', it's called 'knowledge'. You know, you could learn from someone like me instead of lashing out with salty insults. ;^)
Hmmmm may want to wait for actual numbers not guesstimates from random data because that number could be lower or higher if vgchartz usually guesses are anything to go be it's likely undertracking PS4 like per usually. BF + WW sales should be interesting to see how well it did.
Historically significant, but is it historically Accurate.
Did you say the same about xbone? Lol
I believe the PS4 has sold more globally, maybe 25-35 Million
You have to be kidding
I believe Sony may have sold 1 billion consoles. Remember kids...it's not a lie, if you believe it.
Dr. Evil: We have sold...ONE MILLION CONSOLES! #2: Dr. Evil, a million consoles isn't exactly a lot these days Dr. Evil: Very well. We have sold...ONE HUNDRED BILLION CONSOLES!
@josephayal I love Sony too, but 25-35 million at this point RIGHT NOW?, yeah man, you're stretching stuff a bit too much there man.
You guys must be new? josephayal likes to troll. He has no allegiance to any system or company. He just likes to mess with people.
Thanks much a much needed laugh
I will not be surprised if PS4 will overtake or reach the PS2's sales after 5-6 years from now.
5-6 years?? I'd say no way. In fact I'd guess never. PS2 sold 155 million. Whilst PS4 sales might reach a higher rate once more people become dissatisified sticking with last generation's consoles, if it sold at the same rate as it currently is it would take 15 years to surpass PS2's sales. If PS4 could have got some long time Microsoft games such as the Gears of War series - as exclusives- it would stand a chance of getting closer to PS2 sales. I'm not meaning that series is a 'must buy' to me (never played it). But Microsoft recently invested in that series and it might make the difference between some people sticking with Xbox or moving to PS4. It's the Microsoft stategy- rather than invest in loads of new studios, they invested in existing studios (e.g. Rare, Remedy) that will serve a dual purpose of also depriving the competitors of those studios. I think overall console sales will be lower than last generation and PS4 would be happy to sell 100 million (still 20 million more than PS3) rather than 155 million. If that was the case, Xbox One sales might be anywhere between 50-80 million. I expect that WiiU would be very happy at this stage to sell what the N64 or even Gamecube did.
in 5 years?? the PS4 would have to sell like 28Million per year
Congratulations Sony, loving the heck out of ps4
You mean PS4TW!
hehe clever :)
That PS4 power. Its reached super sayan levels
Sony: Allow us to teach you something about selling a console. This is how you start out *show 4m sold last holiday*, this is how you continue *show 10m sold by Gamescom* MS: HA! That isn't so impressive! We've almost shipped 10m now that we have our Black Friday shipment out! Sony: and THIS...IS TO GO EVEN FURTHER BEYOND! MS: *gawking*
Sony as a company are finally, officially, realising that PlayStation is their future. They won't f*** this up, they can't afford to.
Ps4s sales are more impressive then the wiis due to the wii being much cheaper
So PS4 sells 15 million in a year and that's classed as mind meltingly superb? Yet Dreamcast sold 10 million in 18 months (6.66 million per year - 44% of what PS4 has sold 'per year' on average) and that wasn't good enough to go on any longer? Surely 44% of mind meltingly superb should still be pretty sufficient? I know that there other issues to take in to consideration such as Sega not having money from any other source to survive on its own during lean spells - and spending a lot on Shenmue with its investments not being returned - and the PS2 was expected to be too much of an insurmountable juggernaut - but even so, when people get excited about the raw PS4 sales that should be tempered by 'it would still take 15 years if this rate was maintained (rather than increased or decreased) to reach PS2's sales, 8 years to reach PS3's. It's the relative lack of mass interest in the Microsoft and Nintendo consoles compared to last generation - and the well communicated bit about the PS4 being the most powerful- that's the reason for the PS4's success. (And , yes, it's the relative lack of mass interest in the Dreamcast - or more accurately in Sega in general at the time in comparison to Sony- that's the reason for its discontinuation. Truth is, Microsoft could have helped out Sega, took on the Dreamcast' debts, got a percentage of all future Sega or Sega/Microsoft partnership console sales and had exclusivity on all Sega games but they preferred to launch Xbox on the body of the Dreamcast's corpse instead- and only have exclusivity to some Sega games). It's NOT that the PS4 is miles better than the PS3 ever was in anything other than ease of programming and ease of creating certain PC-like effects. Good things but no gameplay leap. There are so many great games on PS3 that it will take a long time , if ever, for PS4's exclusives to top them. This generation is partly about Sony clawing back money e.g. charging online and trying tried and tested genres. It's not about massive risk taking. This is why to a smaller userbase the zaniness of Bayonetta 2 or climbing around in a cat suit on Super Mario 3D World on the WiiU have a unpredictable quality that can be appealing.
"I know that there other issues to take in to consideration such as Sega not having money" I kinda figured that to be a "key" issue....I believe you are referring to Sega restructuring to a 3rd party sw developer and no longer a console maker(which more or less doomed dreamcast)??.
And don't forget that Japan have been relatively 'meh' on the whole about the PS4. Still more than the Xbox One's sales but it looks like Xbox will always be regarded as a niche console there no matter whether or not Microsoft try to appeal to whatever is broadly though to be Japanese gaming tastes anyway. They're a country that doesn't spend crazy money just to have a graphical upgrade. The PS3 was a very capable machine with, at present, more of the games that they like.
"Japan have been relatively 'meh' on the whole about the PS4" Yeah that before TGS when PS4 still lacking japanese games. But after TGS, PS4 gain more and more interest from japanese gamers. Games like Bloodborne, Dragon Quest Heroes, Persona 5, Disgaea 5, FF XV & Type-0 HD, Uncharted 4, Yakuza 0, Ys 8, or Silent Hills will make a big boost for PS4 in japan. Not to mention more and more japanese devs gave their support for PS4, example like Level 5 and Capcom making exclusives for PS4. Sooner or later, japanese gamers will fully embrace PS4.
While I can understand the nice design and the extra pixels on a screen, the Playstation is one massive hype train that lacks games, has overpriced rentals and lacks features. It's more proof you can sell less for alot.
If it lacks games, what do you call the library of your precious XB1, which lags behind by about 50? What features does the PS4 lack? Gaming-related, I should clarify. Otherwise, you could say it lacks heated seats and cross-drilled brake rotors, as well as a life support system and artificial gravity. Every now and then, I have to look at comments from people to remember why I've blocked them. Thanks, your nonsense has been a great refresher.
Making the wait for exclusives worth it. The player base at day one would hinder game sales.... 20-30m sold along comes uncharted 4.... say hello to an easy 7-10m sold imo. GTA v on ps4 has already sold over 2m.... uncharted will blow that away as its a full current gen exclusive
well done, ps4. well done.
PS4 is a excellent system. I have had pretty much all the systems over the years. And for this next generation, I like my PS4 slightly better. In fact, I put a 2TB drive in the PS4 which made me respect it even more! Very clean, fast and responsive OS, where the Xbox one has some weird glitches on their dashboard. They still need to work out some kinks. I do like all the consoles and they have their positives and negatives. I just have always thought, since Playstation 1, that Sony built a great product. I hope they continue this success so they take chances on even more new games, new ip's, new innovations and push this console and the next ones forward.
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