ZhugeEX writes: "Sales of the next generation consoles have been fairly healthy with the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One combined total tracking 45% ahead of the PS3 and 360 total in the same time frame."
Yep. Consoles are dying...
The PS4 is selling like hotcakes. I still feel like the Xbox one should be closer to 20 million sales though
I have NEVER bought a hot cake.
When PS4 wins an NPD its usually by an average of 45,000 units
hmn.... rumors and speculations.... no official numbers yet for Xbox One? I wonder why? Freeloading much? Enough of these freeloading articles and reputation management!!!! Console gaming is alive thanks to the PlaySaviour4. Statistics proves that, without the PS4, the 8th generation console gaming is DEAD with just the Xbone and Wii U. Even without the PS4 I am sure gamers will still be happy playing games with their PS3s and 360s.
The PS4 is selling well because of regions outside of UK/US. They are in over a 100 regions compared to around 50 for Xbox One. In that respect, Xbox One is doing really well. Surprised Xbox one sold only 5k or so less consoles than PS4 this august, so MS is making huge strides in minimizing that monthly sales gap.
@donthate "The PS4 is selling well because of regions outside of UK/US. They are in over a 100 regions compared to around 50 for Xbox One." -- NPD says PS4 has 810k lead...NPD ONLY records USA numbers. "Surprised Xbox one sold only 5k or so less consoles than PS4 this august" -- Xbox should have outsold the PS4 by a mile since almost everything was in Xbox's favor ("Winning" GamesCom, Exclusive commercials for Madden/NFL, Best Buy $400 Samsung TV&XB1 combo deal)...What did Playstation have in its favor for August again? "MS is making huge strides in minimizing that monthly sales gap" -- The gap increased from 800k (after July) to 810k (after August)...You do know thats the opposite of minimizing...
@donthate That may be the most comical thing I've read in a long time. Thanks for the good laugh! Keep telling yourself that's the case if it somehow makes you feel better. lol
the xbox one is still tracking higher than the xbox 360 did yet some act like it's not selling well. the thing is the ps4 is just selling much better.
uptown: "The gap increased from 800k (after July) to 810k (after August)...You do know thats the opposite of minimizing... " I said, monthly sales gap, not cumulative! Compare the same month difference in sales last year to this year in the same month. Reading comprehension helps! Also, notice the cumulative gap is rapidly decelerating.
That's a fine point made about hotcakes.
Actual reality is - PS4 is selling as much as 360 and PS3 put together in the same time frame. That's how well it is selling.
The Xbox One is selling great. The normal annuals sales for consoles have always been 8 to 12 million. Sometimes, they even sold just 6 million in the first year. The PS4 is just selling extraordinary so it makes Xbox One sales look bad. Similar to how the Wii was selling extraordinary and made PS3 and Xbox 360 sales look bad.
It's been proven that cooler temperature cakes sells far better than hotcakes
I still wonder if overall sales are down since Nintendo's console isn't selling good. I want to see a analysis that compares PS3/X360/Wii to PS4/XB1/WiiU. We already know the handheld sales are down compared to the previous generation.
I think That would very be a flawed argument though. Wii brought in tons of people like my mom who would not have touched video games otherwise. I think some mat stay now that they had that entry barrier removed, but it will be a while before we learn just how many were converted.
Certainly when you add the Wii into the equation then it's clear that there are less people adopting consoles this generation (as of today) compared to the same point in time last gen. This is a trend that the industry as a whole has known was coming. The Wii had a very fast growing install base and a lot of companies were able to develop games to make bank off the Wii's success. The PS3 and 360 also did well and last gen there was around 270m+ installed base. This gen, the install base is set to decline as we don't really have a mass market product like the Wii that sells to everyone. Yes the PS4 is doing amazing but it's clear that a lot of the audience is moving to mobile/tablet/online experiences for gaming and not really purchasing consoles. It's why we see companies develop console games, but also port those experiences/create new experiences for mobile with those IP's. Mobile is growing very fast whilst the console market isn't growing at all (but is stable). The good thing about the console install base is that they're loyal and spending more money then ever so publishers will still cater to console gamers. But there is plenty of money to be made on PC/Mobile/Online so that's why we're also seeing plenty of support there. Some companies like Konami are taking a very extreme approach to this decline in console install base and dropping a lot of their console IP to focus on Mobile / PC whilst other, smarter companies, are taking a balanced approach like Square Enix and investing in all areas of gaming.
The Wii won the casual market, but one thing we know for sure, be it smartphone games or consoles, the casual market is most of the time a one-hit wonder(not always, I know). development of customer loyalty with casuals is extremely hard in the gaming division. Nintendo felt that backlash with the Wii U, not being able to bring their previous Wii customers to the new system. Let's hope they come back greater than ever in their next hardware release.
Makes me wonder how much the Recession stunted the growth of the PS3/X360.
Is there any more room in gaming Heaven? We've been to soo many console funerals. Every yr they're dying..lol
Great news for the industry.
Agreed. We've seen growth in console, PC and...yuk mobile lol, but still growth. Industry's doing pretty damn good right now.
Dammm! Looking good for this new generation of consoles!
amazing how ps4 and x1 doing compare ps3 and 360 days. this generation has been amazing start
Now this is my favorite type of news. To see both consoles combined performing extremely well.
I guess folks don't like good news!
"the combined weight of a truck and a paperclip"
What a hilarious comparison. I guess if a truck weighed less than twice that of a paperclip... On a sad note. My girlfriend was in a pretty bad car wreck (three broken ribs, femur, collarbone, and a grade two concussion). I came home from the hospital to grab a change of clothes to find my house broken into. My Xbox One, 4tb of external Xbox One storage, two Xbox One controllers, Kinect, PS4 camera, PS3, a PS4, two PS4 controllers, two dual charging stands, about sixty physical games, a Surface Pro 3, a regular laptop, Astros A40s, and some other non gaming related items (class ring, family jewelry, a couple pounds of venison (seriously),etc...) all stolen. I guess they weren't able to make off with my tv's. I'm heartbroken. I'm just hoping that they can be recovered, even if the odds aren't great. If not, it looks like I'll be adding a tally to the sales columns of each console this month. :'(
@Kingdomcome Wow, sorry to hear that man. I hope your lady fully recovers quickly and authorities are able to find the desperate a-holes that did that. I've had a pretty bad series of unfortunate events happen to me back in May. It's tough but you'll make it just fine!
Looks like they will exceed last gen numbers before this generation is over. Great news.
Great news! Consoles are alive and doing well as both are far outpacing last gen consoles by a pretty significant margin.
And then someone adds the Wii and the WiiU to the equation with the other consoles, and we get a more realistic result.
Wii was more of a fluke and managed to capture the casual market, which has now shifted to iOS/Android.
True, yet, and I say this as an non Wii fan, it's still the console that sold the most in the previous generation. If you are going to compare the numbers sold in the previous generation with the actual generation, better do a comparison with all the major machines of both eras... According to the NPD Group, the Wii sold more units in the United States than the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 combined in the first half of 2007.
Console war aside....this is good news for all console gamers.
Smart article......fanboys on both sides thinking hard how to downvote this, but it can't be done cause it's positive news with PS4&XOne in the same sentence. Well played, very well played.
But you know that some will still turn this into the usual "my console of choice is selling better" arguement despite as you said its a positive for both
This is how we get rid of those fanboys, drive them crazy with combined good news articles! :D
Thanks haha. I aim to outline everything as it is with no real bias. Glad you enjoyed the article :)
Two very well built consoles compared to last gen. Glad sales are up for both sides. Still think this generation will be better than the last or maybe I'm too optimistic? Anyway congrats to Sony and Microsoft for outdoing their predecessors.
Glad gaming is doing well. Congrats to both companies for making great consoles!
I remember PC elitist and analyst saying console gaming was dying. Well.. the PS4 and Xbox One are destroying those claims.
They are two solid consoles. Both filled with features.
Well the XB1 is filled with features but the Ps4 is the first Playstation not to play Playstation games or cd roms hats off to Microsoft your crushing the Sony Playstation an every way possible .
You and 'pyroxxx' are both stupid.
Xbox One doesn't play original Xbox games either
What an stupid comment - far removed from reality as can be possible.
Everyway possible? Except sales right?? I bet you were one of those people who bought a HD-DVD and was saying HD-DVD is crushing Blu-Ray. Then reality happened. Here's a nice fact for you. PS4 worldwide sales, is higher than the PS3 and Xbox 360 sales combined, for the same time period. Let that sink in. Combined!! Sure X1 is selling better, no doubt about it, but PS4 is selling orders of magnitude better. Now with the PS4 price cut announced in Japan, which I think will also be announced in the rest of the world, the sales difference between PS4 and X1 will continue to grow, and faster. Anyway, I better let you get back to your HD-DVD player.
Don't get mad at me for telling the truth, how is Ps4 even a considered a Playstation it only play Ps4 games.How the fucc it can't play psone games please explain!!!Yall so caught up in console worship that I don't even care I use to be a Playstation fanatic, I joined the Playstation underground back in psone days and ps2 still have some demo disc laying around. Playstation meant something back than but now they ain't s*** So what it's selling thanks to the previous consoles that were phenomenal
Xbox One is clearly the propagating factor in regards to these statistics.
Well the PS4 is doing much better than the PS3 did at this point. So you can also say that the PS4 is contributing quite a bit to this data.
Your logic is clearly flawed.
You used a ten dollar word for a 1 cent comment. How could you arrive at that conclusion in truth? OT: I'm just happy that the console industry doom and gloom armchair analysts are being staved off with this generation's sales showing.
Doesn't strike me as all that surprising as this has been the trend basically since the start of this gen. But it's always nice to hear that consoles are alive and well, and I am glad that both major players this gen are doing quite well overall. I just hope nintendo finds a way to turn things around with the nx and wow us all the way we know they can (or at least hope they can).
To think that this is just in the US and the PS4 is leading easily. If we go worldwide, the lead is even bigger. I am glad the console marketmarket is very much aliveaand I hope Nintendo make a good console comeback.
Last time wii was dominating sells. With that out the picture people, mostly causals, are coming back.
I was actually worried for xb1 at the beginning of this gen. I wasnt sure if ms would fix what they got wrong. These numbers speak for the company's direction at this point in time. Congrats to both sony/ms. Keep us coming back!
Excellent Zhuge as always and nice to see the consoles doing so well.
why do xbox fans get so pissed off when the monthly numbers come in? Do they not understand that people outside of america and europe dont want it? Theres many good reasons why too but im sure everyone knows that by now.. Anyway, good job sony and nintendos handheld division
There just as many, if not more reasons to own one as well.
Not really.. If you have a choice between PS4 & Xbox one, the world already knows where to go.. Theres some exceptions because people buy all of the systems like i do but i still dont see a reason to buy it yet.. I always buy all the consoles that release but theres nothing they have that i want other than a compilation of old rare games that were on nintendo systems back in the day.. I can definitely wait until theres a killer app i have to own.. Until then, ill be waiting.. A redesigned smaller console wouldnt hurt either
good job by both. and to some of you seriously trying hard to troll just stop it
It's great that consoles are still selling well because it means we will continue to get games. Is the PS4 selling much better than the Xbox One? Definitely. There's no doubt about it. Being an Xbox One owner, I don't mind that the PS4 is outselling the Xbox One. I'm just happy that the Xbox One is still selling really well and attracts great games. To me, it's not a war or a competition (leave that to the corporates). I don't care if my friends have Android or Apple phones and I have a Windows phone. I don't care if my friends have a Mazda or a Toyota and I have a Ford. I don't care if my friends love watching Dr Who and I don't. If the product (whether it be movies, clothes, etc) you like does it for you, and it's popular enough to keep you entertained and give you no regrets in purchasing it, then that's what should matter. No reason to berate another person because they prefer something else. Anyway, my two cents for the day :)
The PS4 REALLY don't need a price cut!
The core consoles are just getting stronger sales. I wonder if 9th gen PlayStation and Xbox sales will be even stronger.
Playstation 4 provides a good solid all round console. But it's not future proof in my opinion
the consoles are doing just fine. They're both outselling themselves and that's what they needed to do. Not eachother, just themselves.. The wii-u ..... that's another story. Nintendo has plenty of wii money left over to throw away.