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Sony: PS4 Is the World’s Best Selling Console From 2014 to 2016

PlayStation Europe revealed that PS4 is the world's best selling console from 2014 through 2016.

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GtR35olution9d ago

Well a lot of people prefer quality. The system is also focused on playing games and there are a lot in the console and a lot coming

Neonridr9d ago

as opposed to being focused on not playing games? :P

naruga9d ago (Edited 9d ago )

cmon Sony turn the tables .. kill mobile gaming for good ...MS lost their mind after they lost the sales race and Ninty is sucking mobile gaming even more wiht their mockery gimmick console ...the only place where the classic traditonal gaming lives evolving and thrieving is PS4

darthv729d ago

Congrats to sony and to the millions of entertained gamers (myself included) around the world.

@naruga, what do you have against mobile gaming? It's entertainment on the go. who doesn't like that???

subtenko9d ago

@naruga you forgot PC too.... PC and PlayStation are the definite choices for the ultimate gaming experience.

Lonnie188d ago

Yeah you know like Scalebound and Fable, Zelda ect....

_-EDMIX-_8d ago

I mean just saying Microsoft spent over 400 million dollars to have NFL...

how much money did they actually spend to get another team to help Platinum games on scalebound?

Oh yea

game4funz8d ago

@naruga

You forgot PC.
Unless you didn't have a pc growing up playing ddos games.

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SoulMikeY8d ago

Naruga, ps4 is GOAT for sure, but GTFO with that Nintendo bashing. Got a pro for Christmas, money saved originally for that is day one switch and Breath of the Wild.

morganfell8d ago

Well an entire legion of fans trusted them and bought into their promise with the Wii and the Wii U. What did they really get for the Wii U? Where is the plethora of unique Ninty titles that box should have had after all the money they printed with Wii sales?

We trusted them, bought the Wii U, and they hung it around our necks and dropped us in the ocean while they sailed off in search of new buyers for Switch. They sunk all their money into 20 different iterations of the 3DS and barely a thin dime into home consoles. Instead they looked at the Wii U as it got into trouble and did nothing. They simply made promises, delayed games, and I guess thought people would forget. They owe fans an explanation and they owe a huge library of decent games. I have always purchased most consoles while primarily being a PlayStation gamer and a PC fan. But the things Nintendo have done are borderline unforgivable and quite frankly shameful.

spectre_8d ago

Love my PS4.

Congrats to Sony.

GT678d ago (Edited 8d ago )

Love my ps3/ps4 but......in my personal opinion

PS4 to me no better than ps3 . here's why : ps3 able to play All my ps1,ps2,ps3 games plus Bluray movies and DVD movies only thing ps3 need is up-to-date Browser explorer 9 . everything else is great. on the other hand PS4 lacking photo, movie storage like ps3 does . was that Sony way keeping hackers from pirating movies?
can't believe you need a Thumbdrive to view video and photo's on PS4 . also you can't play ps3 games on it nor ps2 ,ps1 games without re-purchasing them on PSnow. why in hell would i re-buy games i own already ?
other than that PS4 ok.

I Wouldn't say "PS4 the world best selling console from 2014 to 2016" if Nintendo kept their promises great games out the door when Wii U was launched Sony would had Strong Competition to say the least .

Goldby8d ago

^Someones not a ps4 gamer,

Cant purchase games via Now, and Now is only for ps3 games

QUIMICOMORTAL8d ago

But, but, but the four months the xbone s outsold the ps4 (only on USA)? What about those months? ... Why don't they count global... Oh, I get it, I'll let myself out.

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corroios9d ago

Im waiting for news saying having too much exclusives is bad or sony is doomed because it has 55 milllions gamers or its bad to launched exclusives on January February march april in other words all year and so on.

DMZ_P9d ago

8 millions UC4 copy sold...lol. it's nothing compared to the 55 millions console sold /s

XiKurapikaKurta9d ago

Keeping 12 studios producing games is bad for Business. Get on MS level and save up some cash Sony /s

Neonridr9d ago

well.. to be fair, Sony didn't have much in the way of exclusives that launched in the holiday window.. Seems like MS focuses really hard on the holiday season, Sony likes to attack the first 3-4 months of the new year.

XiKurapikaKurta9d ago

Sony releases games all year around like it should be.

Sparta079d ago

@neo, yes cause only the holidays count and spreading " true " exclusives throughout the whole year is awful. 🤓

Neonridr9d ago

guys, relax... Sony had a sparse holiday season. I never said that they didn't release games during the other months. Take your blinders off for two seconds.

dekke9d ago

and MS is canceling whole year ? :P j/k

Utalkin2me9d ago (Edited 9d ago )

@Neonridr

No actually it's stupid to release exclusives during the holiday season cause thats when all the big multiplatform titles launch. Have to keep those 3rd parties happy. Then you do as Sony and release all your games through out the rest of the year, perfect way of doing it.

I mean who wouldnt rather game all year long then to only game those couple of months.

BTW, take your defensive gurdle off.....Yeah, whatever that means

SmielmaN9d ago

I think the idea is that big studios drop huge games for the holidays to maximize sales. Flooding that with in house games might not be the best move (aside from say Uncharted or Last of Us). So, Sony releases many of their exclusives throughout the year knowing these will be add on sales for the holidays anyways. They allow the huge developers to get their big marketing deals out there and fight over that season. Either way the company makes money. Look how lost tomb raider was the season it was released.

It makes sense to me to drop exclusive games at the beginning of the year after you just added 6 million new owners to go with your already large install base. Helps to justify the purchase. Rather than waiting until the end of the year for a game you can only play on your preferred console.

OB1Biker9d ago (Edited 8d ago )

'didn't have much in the way of exclusives that launched in the holiday window *that you were interested in (and/or you didn't have the platform to play them on )

Edit
@Z501
I think you actually missed a few but good point informing him a bit

Edit 2
That's too funny Neo below
'PS4 had very little in the ways of exclusive games * that people were hyped up about. ' and 'PSVR does not count ' because you say so.
-> moving the two goal posts and you are still wrong anyway. Your statement being 'Sony had a sparse holiday season'. Haha wtf?

GTgamer9d ago

So if I bought a xone for Christmas iwould have to wait til next Christmas to get some new exclusives

Puertorock779d ago

And how has just focusing on holiday window worked out for MS? Second consecutive holiday season where PS4 sold the most hardware and software. MS needs to keep themselves relevant all year round, not just holiday season. By that point it's too late.

Z5019d ago (Edited 9d ago )

"Sony had a sparse holiday season"

PS4 EXCLUSIVES starting Sep 27 til Dec 21

Darkest Dungeon
Thumper
Dragon Quest Builders
Batman Arkham VR
Eve: Val
Headmaster
Job Simulator
Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes
Rez Infinite
Rigs
SuperHyperCube
Until Dawn: RoB
Wayward Sky
Yesterday Origins
World of Final Fantasy
SAO: HR
Eagle Flight
Killing Floor 2
The Last Guardian
Wild Guns Reloaded

You were saying..... (waits for the inevitable excuse)

jukins8d ago

Yea that psvr and all those games and a true gem last guardian shame on Sony for lack of things during holiday

Neonridr8d ago

@Z501 - sorry I didn't even think to include PSVR since there was no competition for it.

Once you take that away, what is left? I should have specified PS4 was sparse with exclusives, but thank you for correcting me there.

Why o why8d ago (Edited 8d ago )

Neo....the thing is when there's a steady stream of games throughout the first 10 months you kinda have enough to carry you through the holidays. Many of us have games to finish or catch up on......its just some have more than others. This holiday focus just papers over the cracks. Gamers tend to desire games all year round not just during holidays.

Neonridr8d ago

@Why o why - oh don't get me wrong, I am probably the worst person when it comes to a library backlog. I still have games for my Wii U and PS4 that I haven't even opened yet, lol

People are taking my words out of context because I am saying something negative about Sony. I was merely saying that over the holiday season of October - December, PS4 had very little in the ways of exclusive games that people were hyped up about. Last Guardian is the only real thing I can think of and even that game is hit or miss for people. MS clearly leaves all their eggs for the holiday basket and leaves the rest of the year devoid of releases. Sony likes to sprinkle it around no doubt, but for the past two holidays their lineup has been a little thin. Call it coincidence or whatever but PSVR does not count since it's an entirely different platform so-to-speak.

Outside_ofthe_Box8d ago (Edited 8d ago )

"Sony likes to attack the first 3-4 months of the new year"

First 4-6 months actually with 1-2 titles during the holidays which is a good when you look at the year as a *whole*

"Sony likes to sprinkle it around no doubt, but for the past two holidays their lineup has been a little thin"

If you acknowledge that they 'sprinkle it around' why is this a negative then? Or why is this really an issue? Would it have been better for Sony to release SFV, Uncharted, Ratchet, NMS, etc. along with TLG during Sep-Dec instead?

To me you come off as pointing out some thing that isn't an issue to begin with. And lets say what you say is true; 'Sony attacks the first 3-4' and 'MS attacks the last 3-4' then that would put them in equal footing anyway and that there is no reason to point out that they don't release during the holidays as it's just both companies releasing games at different times during the year, but we all know that this isn't the actual reality of things.

r2oB8d ago

@ neonridr

If you omit PSVR titles from his list you are left with:
Dragon Quest Builders
World of Final Fantasy
SAO
Killing Floor 2
TLG

So now you can either admit you are ignorant in the matter (in which case you shouldn't speak on matters you know little about), or you are trolling.

arijitfrens20068d ago (Edited 8d ago )

Utalkin2me

"No actually it's stupid to release exclusives during the holiday season cause thats when all the big multiplatform titles launch. Have to keep those 3rd parties happy. Then you do as Sony and release all your games through out the rest of the year, perfect way of doing it. "

This, i have always said this and felt its a BRILLIANT strategy .. Uncharted 4 launched during May and accumulated close to 9 m sales... Sony has brilliantly placed its exclusives where there were no heavy Third party games... Sony doesn't need to worry much about holiday season because of the tie in with Third party games.. Andromeda and RDR 2 is already with Sony Marketing team.. Now during holiday 2017 Battlefront 2 will be out and will be interesting to watch if that sticks with Sony or goes to Xbox...

@neo

"Sony had a sparse holiday season"

Still Sony has won two holiday seasons , Sony markets heavy third party games so its kind of stupid to release an exclusive around that time.. Thats why Sony brilliantly placed TLG in December.. MS needs to learn alot of things from Sony, Having truck load of money only wont help you to get to that level. Proper planning and strategy takes you one step ahead...

butchertroll8d ago (Edited 8d ago )

What a shitpost, LOL! Sony had a sparse holiday season last year? Is it? You, Xboners, are goddamn delusional and always trying to spin things. That's why your Xbone is in such trouble.

Do you want the list wars since 2013, hm? You really don't want to see that list, dude! And also, since i mentioned Xbone games that are on PC, so i will do the same for PS4.

This is the list of PS4 exclusives in 2016 ( and i only mentioned RETAIL games and NO PSVR games )

January : Nitro+ Blasterz: Heroines Infinite Duel

February : Street Fighter V, Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth, Megadimension Neptunia VII, Gravity Rush: Remastered

March : The Witch and the Hundred Knight: Revival Edition, Senran Kagura: Estival Versus, MLB 16 : The Show, Nights of Azure

April : Ratchet & Clank Reboot ( Xbone - Quantum Break , first exclusive game for Xbone in 2016! IN APRIL )

May : Uncharted 4, Valkyria Chronicles: Remastered, Shadow Of The Beast

June : Resident Evil Umbrella Corps, Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book, Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator, Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir, Grand Kingdom, Star Ocean 5: Integrity and Faithlessness

July : I Am Setsuna, Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark Force,

August : No Man's Sky, God Eater 2, The King Of Fighters XIV, Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA X

September : Persona 5 ( JP ) ( after long pause finally - Forza Horizon 3 and Recore on Xbone)

October : World Of Final Fantasy, Exist Archive: The Other Side of the Sky, Dragon Quest Builders ( Xbone - Gears Of War 4 )

November : BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization, Steins;Gate 0

December : The Last Guardian ( Dead Rising 4 is a timed exclusive on Xbone for 1 year and because of that statement, game is basically a multiplatform title )

LOOKS LIKE MS HAD A TRUE SPARSE HOLIDAY SEASON! 1 fucking game on Xbone! LOL

oasdada8d ago (Edited 8d ago )

@neon so ur saying sony should hold their games till holiday season like MS? U do know that u can play early released games during holdiays and with the benifit of them being cheaper than just released games?

game4funz8d ago (Edited 8d ago )

They release all year round apparently. Im with you on that. Sony does tend to stay clear of releasing big titles during the Holidays whereas you can bet MS will have their big titles in the holidays and 1 or 2 during the rest of the year. Sony releases their big titles the rest of the year and 1 or 2 during the holidays.

Fanboys are unfortunately blind to this trend.

They did release the last gaurdian though.

fyi you cant say anything remotely negative about the playstation...even if it isnt exactly negative.
If you do. MS will get bashed just as standard response protocol.This will happend if youre only a nintendo fan or hate MS. It dont matter, lol and obviously youll get a ridiculous amount of disagrees.

_-EDMIX-_8d ago

You're worried about Sony holiday season? Buddy you should be worried about Xbox One's entire existence at this point they don't even have exclusives any longer....

_-EDMIX-_8d ago

I would say the smartest things Sony has done is they avoid directly competing with third-party in regards to releases were Microsoft many times has been very openly directly competing with third-party , just look at the Halo releases or the gears releases that always seem to be around the time Battlefield or Call of Duty release.

Sony is being fair with their partners and constituents by simply moving some of their games to different dates to allow for third parties to have open releases without conflicting sales from competing titles, this helps third parties this helps Sony if they have to delay a game to make it better it also helps Sony because they're clearly going to get more sales during a month where no major releases are happening it also helps consumers as they're able to play third party games freely while knowing that they could also have the time to purchase PlayStation exclusives on different dates.

It is very clear so he is trying their best to not force their consumers to choose between them or third-party games there making it very clear that there's room for both to coexist.

This Arrangement makes lots of sense for gamers. I've been able to finish Battlefield 1 as well as almost done with Final Fantasy 15 all while waiting for the release of horizon zero Dawn now if Horizon zero Dawn release literally last fall I might have had to consider waiting to purchase it because I was not going to skip Final Fantasy 15 Battlefield one or the Last Guardian for Horizon zero Dawn.

I'm still buying the game but there's only so much time in the day and if I wasn't going to purchase it at release you better be damn sure I was not purchasing it brand new months later.

Sony spreading out the release is actually Ensures that I'm able to complete lots of games that I want to complete all while still being able to purchase Horizon zero Dawn launch day with a bunch of titles already completed, this actually means that Sony's able to get my money as opposed to me purchasing it used.

I'm sorry but there's no need to pretend but as of right now Sony has more titles releasing in the next 2 or 3 months than most of their competitors do throughout the entire year.

Microsoft could directly compete with Call of Duty and Red Dead Redemption 2 this fall with Halo 6, let's see how good that does them

what has that been doing for them lately?

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sk8ofmnd9d ago

Lol like the articles stating the failing wiiu could be good for the switch... Im like rofl

IvanSF8d ago

The news saying that having games canceled is not something bad has already been done.

rainslacker8d ago

Doubt it. Sony is actually getting a lot of recognition for their high output of games this year in the wake of MS SB cancellation.

game4funz8d ago

Lol. It doesnt have 55 million gamers. Thats funny.
Its sold about that in consoles but thats not the console base.

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Gamist2dot09d ago (Edited 9d ago )

2017 will be another great year. I know it's early to say but Nioh and Horizon along with other games releasing very soon and other titles releasing this year.

@G20WLY
The other games you listed are games I want to play and will own but might not get to - so many games, so little time! Yes, life sucks for me! lol
Regardless of the rumors of the PS5 at the end of this year or the next few years, I think people will not hold out because? Yup, the games! And the price drops will continue to tempt people to buy a PS4.

@DragonDDark
Been eyeing some of the reviews and I think Gravity Rush 2 will be great and I look forward to playing it!

G20WLY9d ago

Honestly, I would expect 2017 to be an even better year. The sales are still snowballing, the games are flowing like crazy and many of them are very high quality according to aggregate reviews. The Japanese games have really only just started flowing at the end of last year and there are some HUGE hitters for that market coming up; Nioh, Persona 5, Ni No Kuni 2, Dragon Quest, Gravity Rush 2 are just some we all know about, but sales should plateau at a much higher level over there this year, given these alone.

Also, with the Pro still new, nobody will be holding off buying at this point, as there is nothing else on the horizon from Sony. MS, on the other hand, may have started the hype train for Scorpio too early and this is sure to be to the detriment of Xbox sales until it launches. How many of those gamers will be snug and warm on Sony's lap by that time and may not bother after all?

If rumours of PS5 start towards year end, even if it's 2 years off or more, some may opt to wait that period out with PS4 or Pro given the flood of quality global titles they're receiving.

DragonDDark9d ago (Edited 9d ago )

Gravity Rush 2 is confirmed great by a lot of reviewers

2pacalypsenow9d ago

And 2017 is loaded with games!