Sony released its financial results for the second quarter of fiscal year 2017, updating the total of PS4 consoles shipped by September 30th.
I wouldn't be surprised if they sold close to 90 million before the end of 2018.
It's Holliday season, it could happen.
Amazing sales for the ps4 already. They'll sell more than seven million consoles this holiday season so they'll more than likely sell through seventy nine million by end of March 2018. They have some amazing games coming early 2018 so that'll help sell a lot of consoles as well
Closing in on PS3 sales fast. Next up after that... PS1 sales.
Sony is a beast 2018, 2019 = PS4 DOMINATION + Super Exclusives
With another price drop it could. It's averaging over 15 million per year and with two holiday seasons (2017 and 2018) it's a real possibility.
Yeap—just wait till that price drop comes....and eventual mainstream acceptance of VR (sparked by its own price drop, and myriad of great games: Moss, Transference, Blood & Truth, Eden, and on, and on, and...). One hundred million isn't too far away, either.
VR as we know it is dead for gaming, hate to break it to you.
Dead for you maybe.... I love how some of armchair analyst think you know something or think you can speak for other gamers. I got news for you, just because VR isn't for you doesn't change anything in the industry or for the future of VR.
Big_Game_Hunters— Have to admit, I was thinking like you until recently. I was worried before watching the entire Paris Game Week broadcast yesterday. Feels like PlayStation is treating its VR like its own platform—a platform Sony is dedicated to bringing more than just shovelware to. In other words: the future looks completely solid for VR on PlayStation Now, I don't know much about Oculus or Vive, though. But, I'd expect that's going to pick up too.
Microsoft execs must be saying to themselves... "Exclusives don't matter... so why the hell is Sony outselling us by such a large margin?" "Single player exclusive games are irrelevant..." "Dam, we have no idea what we are doing in the console business..."
Are you questioning Phil The Great, The Success Guru, The Truth Master Spencer??? Dude, get serious!
@Ultra, One of the things I could never forget was that Phil was an acolyte of Mattrick. People love to act as if he were some innocent man trapped in the machinations of a blind executive when undoubtedly some of those ideas were his at least in part. He executed Mattrick's plan with the fervor only a true believer could muster.
Oh morgan...you dont get to be a MS division boss if your are anything less than a true believer to the Grand cause.
lol. Like MS would ever say that last line.
Some of what you say has merit. MS have done some amazing things this gen and xbox x is another great step. Their biggest issue though is closing great studios and not showing enough games. What they fail to take until account is even if single player games undersell on an individual basis together enough of them will ensure their console keeps selling.
Well it is the most powerful console available in the world with the best exclusives. How do you make MS look like a sad child? Release a Last of Us 2 trailer! Lol
So surprised there was no official price cut at PGW. I know there will be drops for black Friday but I thought another £50 off would push even more units sold
If Sony announces custom PS4 consoles for Spider-Man, God of War, and Red Dead 2, it’ll hit 90 million before the holidays even start. It’ll probably be around E3 time that they announce it’s surpassed PS3’s total sales. That’s crazy.
And there is a good chance that may happen... MGS V got it , COD games got it, Battlefield 1 i blv got it..
Nah, BF1 only got a custom Xbone console.
They're up for 300k when you compare Q2FY16 https://i.imgur.com/OiFvTsr... Astonishing and well deserved. Especially when you deliver exclusive games.
I'm really curious to see how GT:S affected console sales. Despite it's critical reception, there seems to be a lot of positive talk and sales among the gamer themselves...outside the hardcore particularly. GT:S is a system seller, and has always seen a pretty big boost for PS...except for GT6 which released on PS3 after the PS4 came out. Sony could easily see a bump of 2-3 million consoles because of that game alone.
I wouldn't be either. This is nuts.
Crazy amount of consoles sold. I dont think anybody will ever figure out how Sony sold so much.
Because they made a better console compared to the competition upon release.
Because the competition handed them their own ass upon release.
Because they made the best console at the begining and made even better and better and better with no sign of stopping - thats why Sony won this gen and they deserve every damn bit of it.
Because they make games and not PR campaigns.
I can't believe the first guy to respond figured out something that TheColbertinator didn't think anyone would ever figure out.
Because it has games people want?
Better console, and most importantly a better variety of games.
It says shipped, not sold. Kinda different. But still, Sony does great. The units will get sold eventually.
It's also talking about up to the end of March. Rest assured those and more are already sold, since that was over six months ago.
They offered the best value for the price and didnt have Don Mattrick or that other twitter guy who said something stupid also. It was a perfect storm of MS listening to companies Like EA and investors instead of consumers.
I dont think *you ll ever figure it out.
I'd say it's the opposite, that YOU'LL be the one out of the loop. :P OT: Mighty impressive console sales there!
"I dont think anybody will ever figure out how Sony sold so much." Becoz its the best place to play .. PERIOD!
Because they didn't force garbage like Kinect on consumers.
It's rather simple really. First they released a slightly more powerful console at a cheaper price than their competition. Then they released a couple of full blow exclusives you could only play on the PS4. Then they released a more powerful system and released a tone of more exclusives you can only play on the PS4. While the competition released a slightly less powerful system with a camera a good percentage of owners didn't want. The slightly weaker system also cost more at launch. They released a few exclusives at the time. Then decided to release what ever little first party titles they had onto PC. Meaning you didn't have to own their console to play their games. Now their releasing a console that is more powerful than the competition but with little first party content and almost no exclusive titles. So I think we all have a good idea why Sony sold so much. However, Sony have a new main competitor that released this year. Which will make 2018 very interesting.
They actually have games, that's why.
Sony's consisitency in the software department, both 1st and 2nd party. Strong long term 3rd party support. Good price at launch. Positive pro consumer sentimentality around the console and company itself. Strong marketing which gave a clear picture of Sony being about the games. Decently powered console for the generation. Some of the markets strongest 1st party IP's which appeal to a wide variety of consumer bases. Capturing all the biggest games for marketing deals. Take your pick. All those those things together, ,or individually for some people, have helped them sell so much.
Better games? More games? Games people want to play? EXCLUSIVES?
not bad sony not bad at all
Yep. Last quarter: PS4 - 4.2 million shipped Switch - 2.93 million shipped
A 50 dollar Price cut across ps4, pro and Psvr will literally explode sales.
What was holiday 'sixteen sales for PS4?
Sony and Nintendo are both sales monsters
I think you meant Beasts. lol
Subtle pun ;)
Beasts that have been around for a while not just turning up to the party. :-p
He meant Cooky Monster's
The term beasts has been rendered pointless due to overuse when it's not even the appropriate term.
The next 3 months are going to give them a huge boost
Im onboard for upgrading to a pro next year, Sony is bringing the games.
Me too. I already have a Sony XBR 55 inch 4K TV. All I need is a price drop to really convince me.
i picked one up too... Bravia 55' 4K. i'm also now looking forward to picking up a Pro. OT: Congrats Sony. You keep giving us new great exclusives games. We'll keep supporting you.
I'm looking on getting the 65 900e this BF. Hopefully it's $1500 or less😀. Can't wait!!!
Glad I did. Smooth frame rate on nearly everything makes it worth it alone. Throw in '4K' and it's a no-brainer. Plus, whenever the PS5 and the first slew of its games come, the PS4 Pro should get decent scaled-back versions (like Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain on the PlayStation 3 did.)
I believe that Sony's new strategy. Once the PS5 drops the PS4 Pro will be unleashed and will be pushed to capacity seeing much better performance than now with the OG PS4 not holding it back anymore
Considering their lineup, I wouldn't be surprised...
No shock there, they really don't have any competition as far as their lineup goes.
Now they have Nintendo.
True. Let's see if they can keep that up though.
The software output isn't in the same ratio, sony is better at this by lightyears by releasing new and original IPs at every quarter of the year, while nintendo is same old mario. Sony innovates.
"Now they have Nintendo." In quality of games, I agree. Gaming demographic and genre type, they're worlds apart. Which is why they compliment each other so well.
Could hit 100m by the time PS5 is announced
I don't doubt that one bit.
They can deff reach that number if they announce price cuts for the Pro and the base model. I really have a feeling they're about to not only announce crazy bundles, but price cuts to go along with those bundles
Never underestimate the power of PlayStation