Sony announced the yearly sales for all the consoles it produces, while the company was in the red as a whole, the gaming division is in the black.
Congrats to Sony and PlayStation on the great sales. I'm predicting a price cut this year, maybe around E3.
Almost 15 million PS4's in Fiscal Year 2014... that's quite good. As for price cuts this year, I suspect both the PS4 and X1 will have them. E3 this year is going to be interesting.
The Ps4 is selling amazingly well, if i were Sony i wouldn't cut the price of the console just yet, instead i would enhance the "good deal" feeling by throwing a 1TB HDD and a Free game with every console sold (standard). IMO.
if price cut it is, it's not before gamescom.. at the very earliest. the thing sells like crazy and has no competition. why should they cut the price? i think we'll see a price cut next year together with a smaller version PSfour. Exciting times...
Discounts generally come about when sales begin to decline. Sony are not really in a position where they need to discount. A better business plan would be like mentioned above, to introduce a model with a bigger hard drive or a slim model. This would give the feeling of getting a good deal and would also give the possibility of selling a second PS4 to people who already have the launch model.
I'm calling an announcement of 30million PS4's by E3. Easy.
Sony ain't gonna cut the price when its still selling like hotacakes well past 20 million total...Xbox one ain't gonna do another price cut either considering just to get it to sell 10 million they had to go from $500 to $350, The Xbox is as low as its going to get for quite some time
Sony wants to sell 16m consoles in Fiscal Year 2015 and the only way they can do that is if they have a price cut. PS4 sales are slowing down, so without the price cut it won't even sell as much as 14.8m they sold in FY2014.
E3 most likely, 49 bucks.
That would make very little business sense, Sony are not in a position where they need a hug boost in sales. Once we start to see a decline or a new model launch then you might see a discount on the original model.
Hmm I'm actually thinking about whether to sell my ps4 for now while it's still worth a lot. Seeing as I won't have anything to play on it until God of War 4 or Last of Us 2 which is at least a year an a half away from now. Everything I play now is on my PC like Witcher 3 and Star Wars battlefront will be on my PC. The only console game I'm looking forward to this year is Halo 5. So my X1 will stick around for that. If I offload my ps4 for now I'll definitely get it again in the future when there's more exclusives to play. And I mean exclusives I want to play. Uncharted just isn't one of em.
Those two games you mentioned aren't even a thing, they haven't even been announced. Why on earth did you buy a PS4 then, because it sounds like you never really wanted one. Unless this is just silly trolling.
You know that would cost you more in the long run right??
@Unreal I bought a ps4 for Infamous second son an the last of us remastered. I enjoyed both games very much thank you. I also knew last of us 2 an God of war 4 would come to the platform as the reason many people buy consoles. The exclusives. But right now I don't see what to keep it for at the mo since there's nothing in the next year an half that I want on it. I haven't fully decided for now I'm holding on it. Maybe ps now would be good when it launches. But I just don't know.
Why don't play Bloodborne ?
PS4 has bloodborne and that's it really, so yeah, sell it with the failed Silent Hill demo and make a quick buck
KirbysDump atleast ps4 has bloodborn name one taa game that drop for Xbox since this years started oh i forget they has none only time they have games its the end of the year and the other 10 months everyone eat crow
Wait till after E3. It's about a month away in June. They could announce amazing things. You'll regret it afterward
You probably don't even have a PS4, nobody will waste the time to tell you about the exclusives that are coming.
Yes, sell your imaginary PS4. You're really not fooling anyone.
Tearaway Unfolded, Until Dawn, Blooborne, Everybody's Gone to the Raptur... Nothing worth playing? Not to mention the countless top quality Indies? No Man Sky, if 2015?
Price cut will only come if the sales are slowing down. With Battlefront coming this winter I find it very unlikely - it's still in the early phase of the console lifecycle.
Slowing demand is only one reason to do a price cut. I could also see one happening to help Sony win a greater percentage of the market share. The earlier in a console's life cycle, the more profitable (software sales).
I think its given that PS4 will sell over 100m LTD even if next-gen starts early.
SCEE's Fergal Gaara said they intend to broaden PS4 install base 1) via price cut & 2) via games for the whole family and younger gamers. Its coming this holidays. Brace yourselves!
I don't mind kids games as I grew up on Nintey and I own a Wii U. They just need to be more then a tech show piece like Knack was. An engaging platformer wouldn't hurt.
Sony has simply won the current generation of home consoles.
Hehe @ the disagree guys that can't stand facts..
What facts? The only fact is that we're only 20-25% through this generation. Remember how foolish Xbox fans looked early last generation when they said PS3 would never catch 360?
I think they disagree, like myself, because we own X1's and they have provided excellent entertainment to us. So to say Sony "simply won" is way to generalized, and an overstatement.
@star_lancer - The whole situation is different this generation. Last gen - PS3 launched later at a higher price. It had stronger hardware but was harder to work with so most multi plats looked at least a little better on the 360 for the first few years. Despite these things, PS3 was outselling 360 pretty consistently from the moment it released and ended up having the more highly acclaimed game lineup overall. This gen - PS4 launched at the same time as XB1, but at a cheaper price. It has stronger hardware that's easier to work with than XB1 so the multi plat advantage is all on the PS side now. Even though XB1's price has dropped and policies have changed to reflect what people complained about, PS4 continues to outsell XB1 very consistently, and as of this moment PS4 has more games, a higher rated game lineup, and more games on the horizon. It's because of these facts that PS4 is easily winning and it's going to take a MS miracle combined with a Sony disaster to change that. @BeefCurtains - So I guess it's accurate for some people to say Dreamcast won over PS2? I mean I see what you're saying there but if you want to get all subjective there's no point in talking about it in the first place. Console generation "winners" have always been determined by sales.
@Mystic: I also see what you are saying, so if we are going off of sales to determine the winner, then his statement would more accurately be "sony is currently winning the console war", since we can't know for sure the total number of units sold until the generation is over. As far as my original statement, some people would agree that dream cast was the better system for them. Ps2 was my system of choice, therefore my "winner". The whole console war is subjective, but we all talk it to death anyways. But for someone to disagree with a comment like, " I enjoy my X1", well clearly we are dealing with a whole other side of fanboys that are about as sharp as marbles.
They sold 2.1 million consoles in 30 days, no doubt both big exclusives were massive system sellers.
Predicting victory after 18 months is awfully premature. Sony is certainly in the best position, but 75% of this generation still has to play out. That's like celebrating a win in the third inning of a baseball game.
Well when one team has double the score, nothings gonna help short of drafting Lebron James and Micheal Jordan.
still waiting for the inevitable e3 price cut before getting one
Just give us hard numbers about how much PS3 sold
From the article: We also learn that Sony sold 14.8 million PS4 units during the fiscal year, included in 17.9 million home consoles. 3.3 million portable consoles were also sold. so 17.9 - 14.8 = 3.1 PS3 well that's what i figured.
I mean how much PS3 has sold in total lifetime
I don't think seeling a lot is equal to being the best.., It's like movies , there are good movies and there are popular movies... , I just think for now the PS4 is being popular but it's not the best.
Lol wut ?
Whether you agree or not his point is pretty clear.
Sony is becoming the biggest salt-producer in the world. /S
I'm sorry dude. No matter what you guys may think, the 'Bone or the wii U are NOT the better choices. In absolutely no way, shape, or form. They don't have more power, they don't have better features, and they sure as hellfire do NOT have better games. No. just, no.
I understand what you say about Xbox one but WiiU? Sorry but I enjoy my WiiU along with my Ps4 Nothing interesting for me to own a Xboxone yet and with the monthly subs I properly just own 1 next gen console this time unlike last gen.
Don't forget to add "In my opinion" for that last part.
In your opinion maybe but guess the millions who have either the xbox one or wii U will disagree with your opinion of those two consoles
No matter what you say, this is still just your opinion, aside from the marginal difference in power. Stop declaring your taste as facts.
How do you have that many agrees? Lol. Peeps are going crazy here in the comments with the worship and bashing. The Ps4 is a great system, but all of what you said is debatable and based on preference. End of story.
And then there are popular good movies.
"Portable Consoles?" They mean Vita? Or Vita & PSP combined...or what? (Link won't load on mobile)
Sony discontinued the manufacturing and shipping of the PSP in June of 2014 for Japan, and a few months later for Europe. They stopped them for North America in January of 2014. So at best, only the Japan and EU numbers would affect the 2014 fiscal year, and would only make up roughly 4-5 months of it. But to answer your question, the numbers probably are combined, but the PSP has mostly been replaced at retail by the Vita for quite a while.
I see, so maybe the .3 million are PSP. Vita pushing 3 million in a year ain't too bad as I thought. It's gotta be close to Wii U, which is sad for Wii U since Vita isn't even supported by Sony. Go Vita! Vita 2 @ E3!
Sony Ever dominant im happy too. You know when first joined N4G many were so Anti sony MS could do no wrong despite there underhand tactics the denial of RROD blaming there consumers bringing paid subscriptions And starting DLC cos they cant fit content onto one disc changed free DLC to paid. And now we see tables turned MS Gamers now eaither own both or switched sides . Sony have always given best in gaming variaty listening to gamers taking risks new IP's buying into new studios given back to consumers. Sure they made mistakes who hasnt but theyve never forgotten who they are and who we are. Playstation Brand IS the biggest name in gaming industry FACT they deserve every sale.
I think at that stage, Sony did a few things wrong and multiplats were better on the 360. There were more 360 fans then ps3. Think it was kinect stuff from the last few 360 e3 announcements that possedbthe fans off and Sony had the great exclusives at that point. I've been a Sony fanboy(ish?) Since forever. But i can admit that 360 started strong. The people that didn't have rrod and 5breplacement consoles would have loved the console. They started with the gamertags and knew what to do online. Ps3 didn't have a unified system, I remember first resistance was using GameSpy as their servers and usernames were seperatr. Supporting gears of war was also a great move. Sony went with unreal tournament and was a great idea with the free mods, mouse and keyboard support but we all know what happened with unreal tournament.
3.3 milli portable consoles. That's a pretty decent number right? Hopefully the vita won't Dir anytime soon. It's my favorite platform to play final fantasy games now.
If you compare it to it's competitor 3ds it's quite bad but at least it sold better than the first years
3ds price drop before vita release and the great games that followed kinda made it a success. Vita is obviously not a successful machine but those numbers seem survivable. Its pretty hard to survive in the portable market against Nintendo. PSP was and ddid amazingly well. Its sad that vita didn't really get a big start despite Sony pushing millions in marketing.
If you compare it to PSP's history, it's bad.
Vita sold 3 million only (or even less). What a disappointment, hope Sony start advertising Vita games, and acknowledge it in events like E3.
I wish the Vita would sell more. Sony really needs to push the Vita, such an underappreciated device.
I could be wrong but pretty certain the 3.3 million handhelds also covers psp, ps TV and Vita. Shame that vita isn't doing all that great as it is a fantastic system but then so is the 3DS Even if from a technical point Vita beats it almost everywhere system wise but 3DS is a great system but I've got room for the both ;) My guess would be that Sony will drop the PS4 price pretty soon to keep those sales at a steady pace, £299! By end of the year quite possibly by E3 to perk them up for the summer and then rather than another cut by Christmas they'll just chuck in a game or 2 sure they've been selling great so far but would sell even better at the magic £299 point ;)
We finally can get an accurate picture of sales for both Microsoft and Sony Sony FY13 Q3 is October to December and ended FYQ4 2014 ( For Sony is March 2015) http://www.neogaf.com/forum... You get a graph to work this out if people doubt my numbers. Sony shipped 11.5 million consoles (PS3 and PS4) from October 2013 to March 2014 March 2014 to 2015 it was 17.9 million units. The PS3+PS4 from November 2013 to March 2015 shipped total is 29.4 million units. Microsoft shipped total for 360+xb1 for the same period is 22 million units. If you want a PS4 breakdown its roughly 22 million units shipped and people agree with me on Neogaf now these are shipped numbers not sold to customers. PS3 sales dropped off a lot in 2014 less than 3 million.
Sorry to crush you with this news but its 22.3 million sold. http://uk.ign.com/articles/... I know this news hits you hard, if you need time off from school I think people will understand.
Users that purposefully and actively go around spreading misinformation should be banned. N4G shouldn't have to put up with people so malicious and console war driven that they constantly post bald-faced lies.
@ SilentNegitiator I've said this for a while. The dude is a compulsive liar and this isn't the first time he's tried to lie and spin about PS4 sales to shed positive light on Xbox One, and to somehow attribute figures not adding up via his own lack of research, to Sony lying about stuff (something they cannot do when it comes to sales because it is illegal and is easily found out). Just like there is a "trolling" bubble on N4G, there should be a "lying" bubble too. This guy would be receiving so many "lying" votes that it just might lead to a perma-ban, which is just what compulsive liars deserve.
Knws Click the Ign link.. Ps4 sold 22.3 million. Stop spinning it spin doctor.