Lifetime sales for the PlayStation 4 have surpassed the Nintendo 3DS to become the best-selling eighth generation console, according to VGChartz estimates.
Damn! That's a crazy accomplishment! Even beating the 3ds! Congrats Sony! Well deserve!
! Holy paloozas!
Except the 3DS is just a sub-iterartion like the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X. Just like the PS4/PS4 Pro and Xbox One/Xbox One X are in the same ecosystems, the DS/DSi/2DS/2DS XL/3DS/3DS XL are all presently for sale in the same ecosystem.
The 3DS being able to play original DS games is touted as a backwards compatibility feature. And you cannot play 3DS games on a regular DS. They're not in the same ecosystem at all.
No. Stop with this nonsense. We know you don't actually even believe it. That's like saying the Ps2 was a sub-iteration of the PS1 becasue they were sold simultaneously for awhile and the ps2 played Ps1 games. Your argument fails because the DS can't play 3DS games.
But you can play 3DS games on 2DS. It's no different than Pro and X. Both play all the same games one just doesn't have 3d.
@Iloveallgames 😂😂😂 128514;😂😂 "You spin me right round baby right round like a record baby"
Switch sells 10 million "oh wow, Switch is outselling the PS4 by a landslide!" The PS4 ACTUALLY outsells the 3DS " meh, it's fake news for these reasons that I'm about to pull out of my butt"
@dcbronco The 2DS is not the vanilla DS. It is the 3DS hardware without the 3D screen technology. The 2DS and the original DS line are not the same thing at all.
This is why Nintendo consumers are so confused, they don’t even know what console belongs to what’s generation...🤦🏾 ;♂️ This person most likely thinks the Wii and Wii U are the same...😂
No. Pro and X are the same as New 3DS. 3DS line is it’s own generation, otherwise it wouldn’t have its own software. That’s just a lame excuse to discredit how well PS4 is doing.
@iloveallgames. You are just flat out factually wrong. Saying the 3DS is the same as DS is like saying the PS4 is the same as PS3 or the NES is the same as SNES. You are a bit misinformed. I suggest googling some data to see what I'm talking about. We all mess stuff up...it's all good, but yea it's not the same at all. Two different systems, but because of similar name some think the same.
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I'm happy for Sony, but not that happy. That's a little strange.
The PlayStation brand will always be the true leader of traditional console gaming industry. Leader critically, commercialy, cutting edge technology, new game design, innovation, ground breaking storytelling, 3rd party games, first exclusive new IPs, etc etc.
Crazy congrats Sony
Septic. Bow down to the Father of Gaming!
Lol how am I trolling? Haha you kids 🤣
On an unrelated note, I miss Goozex. :/
Septic, just shut up. You obviously are jealous that we made a better choice (PS4) than yours. So grow up and stop being so salty. Get your PS4
I don't comment that much, but dang seems no one likes you here. I see people talking about you a lot. What happen?
Shut up and go ask your daddy to buy you a ps4.
a home console beating a portable in japan is pretty good.
Didnt beat 3DS in JP, is worldwide sales. Total amount of sold PS4's in the world surpassed 3DS
OH YOU'RE RIGHT! i feel like an idiot now.
Still impressive. But certain regions support certain products more. United States people buy shit like Madden, South Americans and Europeans buy shit like FIFA.
Now that’s impressive.
http://i.imgur.com/o7DgMpC.... This gif is timeless, but still very appropriate. Congrats to PS and the community.
We knew this since the beginning of December
“Here are the sales of all of the eighth generation consoles: PlayStation 4 - 69.76 Million Nintendo 3DS - 68.88 Million Xbox One - 34.16 Million PlayStation Vita - 15.79 Million Nintendo Wii U - 13.53 Million” PS4 is a beast and lol at Wii U
Ps4 passed 70Million
PS4 reaches 70.6 million as of Dec 3. These sales numbers are as of Nov 25.
WiiU is a massively under appreciated console. Even if you use it like I do, just to play the exclusives, the catalogue is fantastic. I use mine to play Wii games I missed too as I didn't own a Wii so my WiiU library is actually really impressive.
Much better than the Switch, hence why they removed the Wii U the day the Switch launched.
I love wiiu too.. Fantastic library of games and the zelda remakes are pure greatness
You have to put an asterisk next to Xbox. There are no confirmed numbers.
I liked the Wii U though. I thought it was a good Nintendo console. So underappreciated.
Didn’t Sony say they already passed the 70 million about month ago
Too big of a milestone for vgchartz to acknowledge lol
Boom - another milestone, looks like it end up 2nd behind PS2.
Much deserved well done Sony, with PS4 and PSVR I'm a happy man. Roll on 2018 for more greatness.
I'm not really surprised. The PS4 has a beast of a game library which is only going to get even better in 2018. The list of first party games coming to the system is EPIC! While I'm not one for cheesy marketing slogans, it really is the BEST place to play... by far.
Mostly mediocre games dude. For almost 3 years it just had Bloodborne. And a bunch of games that are not good. Knack! Now it is finally getting a decent flux of games. That is NOT a beast of a library. No system this gen has one. Let's not pretend it is so great because it sells well. For a $400 system it could have offered way more good games in the beginning. Being glad your money wasn't a waste doesn't make a console great.
BloodBorne + Uncharted 4, Lost Legacy, TLoU, inFamous, Horizon, Persona 5, Gravity Rush 2, NiOH, Nier, Nex Machina, Resogun, every major multiplat, etc. If you’re gonna try to be facetious and tell out Knack, then I can just say Crimson Dragon for Xbone, and 1-2 Switch for Switch. Doesn’t work like that though because I’m not a friggin idiot. There’s far more to PS4 than you think; you not taking a personal interest in a games library is completely irrelevant to its quality. PS4 is an amazing console and the sales and critical acclaim prove it. I know it must suck to see a platform you don’t like doing so well. Your poor widdle fanboy ego.
You listed mostly mediocre games and strengthened my argument. I didn't say anything about Nintendo or MS, I actually stated that no console is great this gen. Xbox 1 is not great and I liked OG Xbox and 360. All I am saying is as gamers we have had better generations. This gen isn't as good as you state. Micro transactions across the board. Yes PS finally has a list of 10 good games after 4 years, that is great you can list them. Btw Wii U has Mario 3d world, Mario Kart 8, Smash 4, Bayonetta 1 and 2, Pikmin 3, Xenoblade, DKC, Zelda: BotW, a bunch of Virtual Console Classics and a few other good games. By your standards Wii U is a BEAST. But it isn't, it failed. It has some really good games though and greatly under appreciated. And last I don't have a fanboy ego. I have had every system since Gamecube, Ps2, and Xbox days. You are the fanboy for claiming Sony is so great because they have games that you can waste your time on.
Why reduce yourself to the Xbox fan boy level by using the term "Beast" in relation to Sony. The term was ridiculous when applied to X1X, and it's just as ridiculous when applied to Sony's line up.
Wow what a feat!! Doing really well.
This news is old. I think in december sony will have also huge numbers.
If this is true Gratz Sony and PlayStation keep on trucking. I'm down for the long haul keep bring me games I love to play.
There’s no way it’s not. VGC might have had it listed as earlier, but 3DS has basically only gotten Sun & Moon since Nintendo last announced their shipped figures, vs all the major AAA games that have sold millions on PS4. Switch has cannibalized 3DS; It’s sales numbers have been fairly low since Switch’s launch.
congrats to Sony. But the 3DS has still sold very respectable considering the age we live in.
I find that funny considering last generation the talk was about how the home console was dying because of portable gaming.
i think only you said that......but last year before switch came out, everyone on here talk about how phones are eating away mobile, so we all said it was smart sony did not make a Vita 2
no, more that portable gaming has too much competition with phones and tablets becoming more advanced. People fail to remember that during the DS/PSP time cell phones were still quite basic when it came to "gaming". Now we have full versions of Grand Theft Auto titles on them. Lots has changed. Japan is really the only territory where portable gaming is still king, as evidenced by the sheer number of 3DS sales over there.
*** i think only you said that......*** No. Almost every analyst was saying it.
Does that include 2ds and new Nintendo 3DS XL sales?
I believe the other iterations of the 3DS are lumped into the 3DS sales total. Just like how the PS4 Pro is lumped with the PS4 and PS4 Slim. This is VG charts not media create.
one thing I love about this website is how people change their tune.....when Wii was winning everyone on here denounce VGchartz........if you look at old articles you will see it......they instead wanted to go by Sony numbers and mediacreate numbers only...........but now when Sony is winning they want Vgchartz numbers to be legit...... regardless what vgchartz posted people have to remember their website say its their estimates, the numbers are not fact, and at times they go back and adjust numbers.........the website try to count how much system is in people hand but its impossible in my opinion, my local game store which is not a big name sell systems and they do not get contacted by vgchartz, so it makes you wonder how are they guessing these numbers...
@Gemmol Well as it currently stands we only have numbers from few credible sources such as Sony, Nintendo, NPD and Mediacreate. I've seen people on N4G complain about the numbers that come from official sources. VGCharts estimates sales figures however they do use official figures to help with their estimates. Which means that VG numbers can be close when the manufacturers or other credible sources give them those figures. Now for those that don't the margin of error is alot greater because VGs doesn't have any official sales figures to build their estimates off of. Like Microsoft for example.
Nintendo doesn’t seperate the device’s whenever they announce figures, so yes it’s a lump sum.
Very nice, congratulation to Sony! Now that i got a Pro and a Switch, i just need to get a PSVR ;P
Not really a huge accomplishment. The number of new 3DS games has dropped dramatically for the 2nd half of 2017. There aren’t many 2018 releases. From what I can tell less than a handful of decent games in 2018. Developers have transitioned to the Switch.
The 3DS was a massively popular system and had a nearly 3 year head start on the PS4, and the PS4 has already surpassed it. We're talking lifetime sales, not this month. That is indeed a huge accomplishment.
Shhhh. If it was the other way around, that's the only way it would matter.
Good stuff. Actually anything that Sony Playstation makes better that nintendo makes me happy!!!