PS4 Worldwide Shipments Top 25.3 Million

Sony shipped three million PlayStation 4s in its first quarter fiscal year 2015, the company announced.

The number is up from the previous quarter, in which Sony had shipped 2.4 million PlayStation 4s.

A total of 25.3 million PlayStation 4s have shipped worldwide since the platform’s initial November 15 launch.

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MightyNoX1208d ago (Edited 1208d ago )

PS4 sold better this quarter than Xbone + 360 + Wii U + Wii + 3DS combined. That's not good sales.


BitbyDeath1208d ago

Impressive, so we are now definitely over that 2:1 mark.

S2Killinit1208d ago

I think we are already way past the 2:1 mark. Vgcharts however refuses to put PS4's sales past 2:1 even though PS4 is selling at a rate of almost 3:1 on a monthly bases worldwide.

Griever1208d ago (Edited 1208d ago )

Congratulations to Sony and PS fans! The lead keeps on increasing. The hardware sales lead has really proven a boon for PS4 and its fans. Just look at the number of exclusive Japanese games being announced for PS4.

Star Ocean V
Exist Archive
Dragon Quest Heroes
Dragon Quest Heroes II
DRAGON QUEST XI!! (mainline DQ games after 10 YEARS!)
Nier 2
Street Fighter V
FF7 Remake
Persona 5
Tales of Berseria
Tales of Zestiria
Disgaea 5

I am probably missing a few but the point is that sales DO matter.

amiga-man1208d ago (Edited 1208d ago )

Genuine Gamer sales certainly do matter, strong PS4 sales guarantees great software support while also giving Sony a strong hand negotiating game rights and exclusive deals.

COD going over to PS4 is a perfect example of this,

miyamoto1208d ago (Edited 1208d ago )

And Cliffy B and Michael Pacther said home consoles will be extinct by this year.....

"Sony increased their forecast for PS4 shipments this year from 16 million to 16.5 million which means that they expect 38.8 million PlayStation 4's to be sold in worldwide by March 31st 2016."

38.8 million PS4s! By March 2016!

It's not even 2 years for PS4...

PS4 sold an average of 13 million a year so looks like PS4 can average 18 million units sold after the price drop this holiday 2015. But if PS4 sells around 20 million units by the 4th quarter that will be better. Sure hope it does.

Rimeskeem1208d ago

Genuine user

dude, just calm down, no need to go attacking people over something like this, as you said in you comment, this should mean nothing to us yes? if that is true why comment at all?

GenuineGamer1208d ago (Edited 1208d ago )


Yeah that's a good point. Its great for Sony how well the ps4 is selling. Just annoys me when people use sales to bag on xbox one when it is also selling extremely well albeit slightly less. I guess im just tired of people using that as a negative for xbox when the reality is they are both doing extremely well.

I've read too many negative comments today im not trying to be negative, ill see myself out.


I am calm, just really tired and sick of of console war bs

SniperControl1208d ago

Jeez, just wait till Sony finally decide to officially lower the price.......

Septic1208d ago

Yeah I think its definitely over that 2:1 mark now. Was only a matter of time anyway

Fatal-Aim1208d ago

@ GenuineGamer

Sales numbers are merely what you perceive them as. It has more to do with support by developers. How do you think Sony was able to take Call of Duty's DLC from Microsoft for the very first time after a notorious run on their platform? Sales. A lot of that will continue to occur the wider Sony keep expanding the gap.

UltraNova1208d ago (Edited 1208d ago )

Its not a race anymore..its a gets even worse if you consider the fact that Sony's 1st party hasn't even kicked in yet while others have or will have thrown everything they have by the end of this year...(and I dint even mention a ps4 price cut, yeah...)

OMG indeed...

emilijo7771208d ago

by GAF calculations Xbox One is over 14 million shipped. So no, it's not 2:1

ABizzel11208d ago

"PS4 sold better this quarter than Xbone + 360 + Wii U + Wii + 3DS combined. That's not good sales. "

I see 5 platforms in there, why on earth did you decide to make this all about PS4 vs XBO.

GribbleGrunger1208d ago (Edited 1208d ago )


edit: misread. The current gap is around 11m.

Genuine-User1208d ago

Congratulations to Sony and gamers.

fr0sty1208d ago


it means you can expect the console selling the most to get the best games, as developers are going to flock to the console that sells the most and therefore has the biggest install base. Look at all the games coming to PS4 now, it's like the PS2 generation all over again.

Ezz20131208d ago (Edited 1208d ago )

""Operating income increased 27.1 billion yen year-on-year to 96.9 billion yen (794 million U.S. dollars).""

""PS4 Worldwide Shipments Top 25.3 Million""

Not only Ps4 is doing impossible numbers
But Sony it self is doing great.

Great news for gamers and sad news for fanboys.

zeuanimals1208d ago


For both to be doing extremely well, well, they both have to be doing extremely well... The XBO's performance does not give off that impression at the moment. Yes, the XBO is doing better than the 360 in the same time frame, but it's not like the 360 was doing great in the first place.

The 360 was coming off of that OG Xbox "hype", meaning the Xbox fanbase was still relatively small. It was also the only next-gen console that was out for an entire year but it barely managed 8-9 million on the market alone for the year and it didn't start becoming a standout seller until the Kinect.

What remains to be seen is if the XBO will sell like the 360 in its later years (thanks to Kinect, ugh). That doesn't seem likely what with Europe being pretty much entirely Sony's turf this gen and the XBO being pretty much tied with the PS4 in MS's best territory, the US. The XBO needs to dominate EU or NA and the generation has to go for another 8+ years if MS wants it to sell as well as the 360/PS3 by the end of the generation.

OtakuDJK1NG-Rory1208d ago

Exist Archive - Also on Vita
Dragon Quest Heroes - Also on PS3
Dragon Quest Heroes - Also on PS3
Street Fighter V - Also on PC
Persona 5 - Also on PS3
Tales of Berseria - Also on PS3
Tales of Zestiria - Also on PS3 and PC

Do you know what an exclusive game means?
Exclusive mean ONE PLATFORM.

RocketScienceLvlStuf1208d ago (Edited 1208d ago )

It's pure and utter domination by PS4 over it's closest competitor. All though using the word closest is getting silly at this point.

jebabcock1208d ago

People who say that sales don't matter are really naive... YES sales matter. Because sales especially as they compare to competition play a big part in what 3rd party games will or will not come to a system and even what efforts will be made by the console manufacturer to support the system(take a look at Wii U. Sales aren't THAT bad but comparatively speaking it doesn't have the marketshare or total sales that other consoles have and consequently has very little support even from Nintendo.) Anyone saying that the game offerings(the reason you BUY A CONSOLE IN THE FIRST PLACE) would be exactly the same if the tables were turned and X1 or Wii U was outselling everyone by a large margin just needs to be quiet and stop making yourself sound foolish.

For the majority who can't really afford a ps4, x1, wiiu, and PC, yes they have to choose something and then hope it does well enough that the games they want to play are available on their system.

Please stop with all this sales don't matter garbage. They have mattered to gamers, and always will.

People Should want their console/s of choice to outperform the others because YES IT IMPACTS the lifespan and attention developers will give it. This is natural and what any half intelligent gamer would want.

The important piece here isn't to not support the console/s you invest in, it is to be respectful and civil when you are providing that support. Its hard sometimes, there are some VERY passionate people on this site who feel very strongly about their console/s of choice. But respect and civility can go a long way in helping all of us make better and more informed choices while still debating the merits of consoles and companies in the gaming industry.

MRMagoo1231208d ago


 "Just annoys me when people use sales to bag on xbox one when it is also selling extremely well albeit slightly less." Slightly less! It's 2 to 1 that's not "slightly" less in any way shape form or colour. That's like the people saying the ps4 is "slightly" more powerful gpu wise. That's like saying China has slightly more population than the Isle of Man.

OB1Biker1208d ago

While I agree it's important your console is as successful as possible and in glad PS4 is doing great

''debating the merits of consoles and companies in the gaming industry.'
You don't have to 'debate' which is best etc and I can't understand why many try to convince others or waste their time trying to score points in console wars. It's all personal choice and preference and I really can't care less what another choose as a new gen console. More important is to respect others preference and as playstation Owner only I despise guys who try to bash PS games etc and I'm guessing xbox only owners feel the same on their ends.

Stuart57561208d ago

We? Are you a Sony employee?

Gearsofwar_xbox1208d ago

@ amiga_man only reasons cod went for ps this year because Sony got nothing for this holiday so stop this BS cod went for ps because of how Many ps4 sold lol

amiga-man1208d ago

Gearsofwar, if it helps you sleep better, you keep telling yourself that

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ngaydazng71208d ago

Genuine must be an xboner (because the xbone is also only slightly behind in power too.) still good enough #s for xbox.

BG115791208d ago

OtakuDJK1NG So in order to have all these games without a PS4, you would have to buy a VITA, a PS3 and a PC...

So for argument sake, One console to rule over 3 other hardwares. This may almost sound has a Xbone's argument.

AngelicIceDiamond1208d ago

Fantastic sales. Congrats Sony, well deserved.

XisThatKid1208d ago (Edited 1208d ago )

I understand your frustration in a community where blind fanboyism is greatly frowned upon unless it's Nintendo, the war can be kinda thick especially to bystanders and those that this isn't important to who "wins" but there's nothing wrong in bragging about your fav teams triumphs over their competition no matter how great our small the margin. #sports

miyamoto1208d ago

Psalm 37:4

Delight yourself in the Lord,
and he will give you the desires of your heart.

Thank You Lord for answering our prayers and desires.

Its a win win situation for the PlayStation Nation.

Great Glory Awaits

Griever1207d ago (Edited 1207d ago )


Just look at the disagrees you got man. Lol. Well technically you are correct that they are not exactly "PS4 exclusive." However, most of those are Playstation exclusive or at least console exclusive. You cannot play them on any other home console. Hence, they are exclusives. Even DQXI on PS4 is a completely different experience than the 3DS version. Just look at the graphics man.

On the side note, what is your problem? Why are you feeling so butthurt by the PS4 sales and barrage of JRPGs? Nothing to look forward to on the Wii U? Tired of playing those five games over and over again for months and years? Feeling abandoned by Nintendo with NX on the horizon? Everybody warned you guys but you Nintendo fanboys didnt listen and bet on a lame horse. Just buy a PS4 man so you do not need to troll to make yourself feel better.

CantBeStopped1207d ago

@ GenuineGamer

"albeit slightly less"

Sorry but try again Sony has sold nearly double the amount of PS4's then Microsoft has sold xbox one's that's not slightly less that's a lot less.

assdan1207d ago

Yeah, it's been that way for over a month according to vgchartz.

magiciandude1207d ago

PS4 is definitely on track to outdo the PS2's lifetime sales. It already reached about 20-25% of PS2's 10 years of sales, and in only less than two years. That's way too much damage to believe it won't catch up to the PS2. Sony landed on a gold mine with the PS4.

subtenko1207d ago

Sony PlayStation is dominating! DANG! If only they started doing this with their phones (they seem to be doing average now) but Sonys Electronics are hands down still awesome especially their cameras!

Whatever you are doing with PlayStation keep doing it. The momentum isnt stopping its incredible!

AndrewLB1207d ago

Latest numbers for PS4 = "Shipped" (to stores)
Latest numbers for Xbone = "Sold"

"Not only Ps4 is doing impossible numbers
But Sony it self is doing great.

Great news for gamers and sad news for fanboys."

Most of Sony's success this past quarter was due to foreign exchange rates and high sales of imaging sensors which are up 300% year/year.

Financially sony is still in the dog house.

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miyamoto1208d ago (Edited 1208d ago )

I believe it's the quantity of quality games that is being made for the PS4 platform -Western and Eastern made games.

AAA, AA, A, mid-size, Indie games

New IPs and sequels

Great co-marketing efforts for third party heavy hitters

Variety of genres of games: shooters, action, adventure, survival, horror, fighting, mmo, WRPG and especially JRPGs.

- Atelier Sophie
- FF VII Remake
- Dissidia Final Fantasy
- Kingdom Hearts III
- Nier 2
- Dragon Quest X
- Dragon Quest XI
- Dragon Quest Heroes 1 & 2
- Persona 5
- Exist Archive: The Other Side of the Sky
- Tales of Zestiria
- Tales of Berseria
- Ys 8
- Star Ocean 5
- Disgaea 5
- Dragon Quest Builders
- SAO Re: Hollow Fragment
- SAO Lost Song
- Odin Sphere Leifthrasir
- New Vanillaware project
- Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth
- Project SETSUNA
- Yoru no Nai Kuni
- World of Final Fantasy
- Level 5 RPG
- The Witch & Hundred Knight 2
- Project Code: Daten & Tsukuyomi
- Hyperdimension Neptunia V-II
- Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark Force
- Tokyo Xanadu
- Trails of Cold Steel 1 & 2
- Lost Dimension
- Dark Souls 3
- Bloodborne
- Makai Shin Trillion
- Ray Gigant
- Saga 2015

It's really like the PS2 Era again but multiplied by 2. The stars( the games) are aligning indeed for PS4.

Also don't forget the ever growing PlayStation Nation.

GenuineGamer1208d ago

Yeah for sure, If you're into J/RPG's you owe it to yourself to get a ps4.

MightyNoX1208d ago (Edited 1208d ago )

@GenuineGamer: B--b-but Phil Spencer said there'd be JRPGs on the Xbone on Twitter.

98xpresent1208d ago (Edited 1208d ago )

Edit: Not to many people I know brought the PS4 for these games

@MightyNoX Was I replying to you.

MightyNoX1208d ago


ORIGINAL POST = "I Bet 30% of people who bought the PS4 buy those games."

Imagine when PS4 reaches 100 million. That's still a sizable audience. Cute edit, by the way.

GenuineGamer1208d ago


There will be great RPG's on xbox one. Does that detract from all the great RPGs on PS4? No.

People need to grow up and stop this pointless comparison and dissing of competing consoles.

Both are great for different reasons. PS4 is killing it with JP and RPG games. Be happy and quit trying to bag on xbox. Its unnecessary and annoying.

StormSailor1208d ago

All these games... The king returns and brought together the full power of the gaming industry.
After all the industry depends on the Playstation, when he is well, everything improves.

chikane1208d ago

Yup that's one thing i love about the PlayStation brand it has the Japanese support. my game collection is made up of around 85% Japanese games. Which is why i go with PlayStation and Nintendo every gen.

RPGrinder1208d ago

You really do not remember the PS2 days do you? Otherwise you would not make a stupidly false statement like that

CaptainSellers1208d ago (Edited 1208d ago )

Give it a rest, do you have to stick to your obvious agenda on EVERY SINGLE Sony based article? Stop your damage control drivel.

This lineup of JRPG's is very stellar, it's a huge list and will only grow when all is said and done, massive variety there too.

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G20WLY1208d ago (Edited 1208d ago )

^Genuine Gamer, if - like many - you can only afford to buy one console (or you have insufficient time to play everything on both), most opt for PS4. That's because it has the most games, the most exclusives and the most highly rated and varied games selection.

That's not "bagging on Xbox", it's just a fact. It doesn't mean you and many others can't enjoy their Xbox and you should not take these statements as an attack.

One of the main reasons it has this notable advantage in games is because of the massive sales gap. Xbox isn't selling "slightly less" as you put it in your comment earlier in the thread, it's sold only half (more likely less than half) the lifetime sales compared to it's main competitor. That's not to say it's selling badly for an Xbox product, of course.

Developers and publishers see these sales stats. This is why you get so many first on PlayStation games, for example. They go where the quickest buck is and then use that money to bring the games to lesser selling platforms that are still well worth the investment.

One of the reasons I suspect PS4 has sold twice as many Xboxes, but this has not been acknowledged by VGchartz or MS themselves, is that the PS4 is known to be outselling Xbox by more than 2:1 on a regular basis for some time now.

It will be a dark day for MS when they have to report to shareholders that they are that far behind the competition - it's not fanboy fuel, it's a serious business milestone - and that's why they're coming out guns blazing to try to negate the need to hold such a discussion. Sadly for them, I can't see how this is going to be avoidable.

THIS is why it's important to compare, despite that they're both doing well compared to their respective forerunners.

OtakuDJK1NG-Rory1208d ago

A lot of those aren't are available on PS3 and Vita.

Jag-T10001208d ago

I went to GameStop and saw none of those games there. Your list is full of 2016 2017 games. Most are Vita ports anyway. Were are the AAA games after Uncharted and SFV?

MRMagoo1231208d ago


If you like games at all you should get a ps4 , it has the most games and the highest variety to boot, add to that it has the highest rated games as well.

Meryl1208d ago

@RPGGrinder oh go off to the WiiU zone, since you love nintendo so much we are all tired of your trolling.

Lordani661208d ago

You forgot many great games like infamous, driveclub, Killzone, the last of us, the order: 1886 and confirmed ones like Horizon, The Last Guardian, Uncharted 4, Until Dawn, Ratchet & Clank, dreams, and games that will definately come out at one point like the next God of War and gran turismo.

ocelot071208d ago

@GenuineGamer Seriously you need to stop allowing these xbox basing comments get to you. They do this because they know they get a reaction out of people like you. I loved the Sega dreamcast and my PS Vita. Yet people crap on them all the time but I don't let them get to me. As there just just games consoles.

nodim1207d ago

Wait, why do you lie, some of those are vita-exclusive.

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leahcim1208d ago

it is not only an amazing machine it is so beautifull!


Jayszen1208d ago

Can we not just enjoy the news that the PS4 is doing really well without turning this into a PS4 vs. Xbox fest? ,

IamTylerDurden11207d ago

Essentially that's what your doing by mentioning xbone, but if it was the other way around don't u think xboners/ms would be boasting?

Remember allll those n4g articles saying that xbone would catch up by holiday this year? No matter how much certain outlets try, u can not hide the truth. I know a hotly contested race gets more clicks and generates more interest, but it is what it is. It's looking like PS2 era all over again, which is not a bad thing considering the incredible games we got on PS2.

It is going to be scary come 2016 when all those amazing exclusive/console exclusives release like Uncharted 4, Street Fighter V, Ratchet & Clank, WiLD, Rime, Edith Finch, Horizon Zero Dawn, Mm's Dreams, The Last Guardian ect. With a likely holiday price cut, the opening of China, and the launch of Project Morpheus things could get crazy.

showtimefolks1208d ago

congrats to sony and my fellow Playstation fans. this system is just rolling since launch. 38.8 million PS4s! By March 2016! JUST WOW

i believe having limited edition consoles for

MGS5 and star wars will help sell a lot of consoles during the holiday season. Batman ps4 bundle has been selling really well too. i wouldn't be surprised is sony actually did a call of duty bundle too. I know that's too many bundles but i think these will really help sales

the limited edition mgs 5 bundle is awesome and i hope it comes to the west. star wars bundle if sony does one will be huge. honestly i wouldn't be surprised if ps4 sells better than xbox one during holiday season. now hear me out, yes sony doesn't have a huge AAA exclusive but they do have many exclusive marketing deals which will help them sell consoles

destiny taken king is also getting a ps4 bundle

joeorc1207d ago

The thing is, what is pretty telling is that type whole time to market, the ps4 has sold over 1 million consoles per month for two straight years so far @ a $400.00 price point. And its not slowing down, that is pretty Amazing shifft in consoles sold into the market to consumers in such a short pd. Of time.

MasterCornholio1208d ago

I agree that's very impressive. That's what happens when you deliver a fantastic system and provide plenty of great games to play on it.

Well done Sony.


SuperStatePro1208d ago now "Shipped" is acceptable instead of "Sold Through:"?

SilentNegotiator1208d ago (Edited 1208d ago )

It's not like there's anything to artificially inflate; Ps4 is outselling the competition by a mile. At least they're not talking about "Maybe possibly shipping 10 million in the next couple of months" like a certain competitor did at the end of last year.

It's probably 25 million sold through. It's nearly doubling Xbone sales and making a mockery of Wii U sales.

And announced sales are reported as sold through; financial reports (this one has Sony in the black, btw) are always shipped.

IamTylerDurden11207d ago

And when u read the article "ms sold 13 million xbones" u think that is somehow different? It's just different wording and quite frankly it shows a bias. Both companies sold/shipped their respective amounts, ms for years has claimed that shipped is the same as sold. The xbone numbers are shipped as well, not "sold". Do u take issue with that as well?

kenshiro1001208d ago (Edited 1208d ago )

Genuine, if the shoe was on the other foot, sales would mattter, right?

This isn't even a competition anymore.