Sony’s PlayStation 4 continues to outsell the competition in a healthy console market, according to industry-tracking data firm The NPD Group.
“PlayStation 4 generated the highest April unit sales for a console since Nintendo Wii in April 2009, and the highest April dollar sales for a console since Nintendo Wii in April 2008.” Damn!
Damn indeed. People waited a long time to play Kratos and it was well worth the wait. "It turns out that people were way into checking out Kratos’s latest adventure."
Domination. Well deserved because PlayStation is the best gaming console. While PlayStation has new games and announced games the other console gaming companies have no games but pure rumours. It's almost the 6th month of the year but the switch has game drought and Nintendo released cardboard for the fans to buy.
Yea god of war is probably best ps4 game I have played till date.
Congrats to Sony and Santa Monica Studios for an amazing month. GOW is a great game, near perfect IMO, and deserves all the sales it gets and more.
MLB has always a steady performance for years now. Huge drop for Sea Of Thieves. It's hilarious to see Yakuza 6 ( digital aren't included, only retail ) over Sea Of Thieves ( with digital ).
I dunno. . . . this word called 'impact' keeps popping up in the back of my mind. . .closely followed by the term 'out of touch'. . . .can somebody help me
These numbers are at console launch window levels. This is crazy...right when you thought sales would give in during the console's 5th year. It goes to show how important quality games are to a system, no matter its age. Constant quality support is King, period.
That's what you call impact.
I have not played GoW (Kratos) "yet" which is on my to-do list. The issue I find (ie. first world problems 😎) is that I have too many full games and having a PS+ account only exacerbates the problem. Surprisingly I have not spent all that much on games. Oh well back to Dark Souls II (yes I know it's "Dudes in armor" but it is still great fun) but I haven't played DS III, Horizon Zero Dawn or NiOH yet.
It did 326K switch did 171K and Xb1 did 131K meaning that PS4 outsold both combined and almost doubled switch sales in its 5th year!
Not too sound like a jerk, but what are 131k people doing buying an Xbox. I mean if you were buying a new console the month GoW released would it be an Xbox? Are they all PlayStation owners? I don't get it.
@bathy... perhaps thats what it is. I mean if someone already has a ps4 and maybe a switch and they are itching to buy into another platform then..... In other reports it has been saying xbo is increasing yoy while ps4 decreases yoy. Who knows.
@ majie Beast Mode!!!!! PS4 is on Spartan Rage Mode! PS4 exclusive are system sellers indeed not just 3rd party games like COD or GTA. PS4 may be 4 years old but its not "slow and old" , Baldur.
Perhaps not everyone wants a ps4 or GoW... I haven't picked up GoW yet.
"In other reports it has been saying xbo is increasing yoy while ps4 decreases yoy. Who knows." What reports? Link. And how is PS4 decreasing YOY when they just had their best month of April for any console since 2009?
Thats crazy this far in it’s life cycle you can’t go wrong picking up a PlayStation it’s a safe investment for entertainment game companies usually drop the ball in the next generation it would be nice if they kept making the right decisions when they bring the ps5 to the table
@darth The PS4 is actually up YOY in the US so far thanks to God of War. It will likely drop down below a few months later because last June, Sony released the gold and silver PS4's that sold quite a bit. However, Spiderman will be the biggest September release the PS4 has had since Destiny 1 in September 2014. And Red Dead Redemption will arrive in October.
PS4 sold more than Double Xbone in it's strongest territory. World wide sales for April could have been more than 5 to 1
Yup, also I think at this point we should stop refering to the U.S. as xbox’s strongest territory. It implies that its their territory and clearly the U.S. is more Playstation territory than xbox’s at this point.
@S2, even though its getting beat in the US, xbone still sells the most consoles there so its still xbones strongest territory even though its technically PS4 country at the present.
I can see no version of this where the Xbox One or the Switch can come out on top. Not this year when you have God of War Spiderman Detroit RDR2 KH3 Dreams No bloody way.
Wow, that's ridiculously impressive.
I wonder how many of those sales were disgruntled xbone owners that finally had enough of Phil's and MS's empty promises?
An XB owner never has enough of empty promises. It always fits one more (Crackdown 3).
So single player games don't make money anymore, eh? What a load of bullocks!
So much for ps4 slowing down. I think this would be the biggest tear hardware wise for ps4 God of war Detroit Spiderman Black ops 4 marketing Destiny 2 expansion RDR2 exclusive marketing with an exclusive limited edition console most likely I think Sony is underestimating what ps4 is capable of achieving in 2018. And take into affect ps4 might be under $179 around holiday season
When and if the system gets that low I’m buying a Pro.
@muzikguy.. i bought one with gow, absolutely love it.. Even supersampled to a 1080p tv look incredible.
Well done, PS division! https://tenor.com/view/god-...
Watch as Spiderman does the same. Damn, Sony are killing it. Quality exclusives after quality exclusives. Detroit releasing this week, Spiderman this September. Really hoping for Days Gone to be a success too. At this rate, Ps4 sales will reach 100 mill by the end of 2019.
Crushing those sales BOY!
I wonder if this means they dominated in hours logged into multiplayer, shots fired, and all those other made up measurements of achievement that MS has been using.
Complete total domination.
Wow, that’s just amazing.
Kratos telling Phil Spencer where to stick it!
Kratos to Spencer: K: Boy!!! S: Yes Sir? K: Watch and learn, boyyy! D: But but I have gas(s) dad...
God of Sistem Sellers
"Are you a blind? Exclusives don't sell consoles!!!!!! 😤😤" 😂😂
Especially single player games 😂
I'm curious to know how many people from xbox finally made the jump to PS4 because of this game.. I have to imagine it was a healthy number. Because let's be real.. you can't call yourself a "gamer" if you aren't playing the best games on the market.
PS4 is cementing its place in history month by month as one of the greatest consoles of all-time. The exclusives were already great, but God of War took it to another level. Now Detroit is getting positive buzz and Spiderman is likely to be great. With heavy hitters like TLoU 2, Days Gone, Tsushima, and Death Stranding slated for the end of the generation the PS4 should finish very strong.
Meanwhile ps1 had more great exclusives in one year than all consoles this gen
What kind of argument is that? Go play PS1 then, no one is stopping you!
Stawman argument. Completely different landscape 20 years ago lol.
What an awkward statement !
Huh? I enjoy so many games on PS1 but this comment doesn’t make much sense. Go play that system then if you want. Or, create some games for the current generation. 🙄
"go play ps1" hell yeah I do, got 550 games already. Just look at 1997 alone https://en.m.wikipedia.org/...
Those were the days, Im still seeing games for that system that ive never even heard of. A lot of good games werent released in North America either.
Quality games, too, not cinematic walking sims. PS1 and PS2 were beast.
lol....I love it when deep-throat starts whining. Right on cue.
And who said God Of War isn’t special ? Well, people are wrong.
There's a lot of revisionist history going on with god of war in games media. The series always had good storytelling, kratos has always been compelling, the games have always been critically acclaimed and they've always sold well.
People are wrong? No, tastes in games are subjective, that doesn't make people wrong. But it sure makes you sound arrogant.
Well, people said God Of War was the Last of Us clone which isn’t.
I think most of you intentionally miss the point. You PSfanboys have this mob mentality that is quite sickening. The point is that gaming is subjective... Get it? Ps4 is the only console I own, but there is no way in hell I'm going to follow this PlayStation crowd. You're all a bunch of sheep...
You missed his point too mister cool
Your taste in video games is subjective but that doesn't mean that the quality of a game can be accurately judged on a purely subjective level. That's why an understanding of video game design is important to write a competent review.
Kinda looks like you're wrong there, buddy!
@jack, just because you hate gow doesn't mean its not a great game. And the people who bought gow aren't sheep, its because gow is a great game. The only fanboys round here with a mob mentality are the fanatx who constantly prove this by sucking up whatever mediocrity xbox offers and then praising them for it, which is the reason xbox is bereft of great exclusives like gow. So you have a PS4 but refuse to play gow because of 'taste' is fair enough, but to then rant about and insult the people who did buy it shows how salty you really are and that you probably don't really own a PS4 at all tbh. Because If you do then why the salt?
"The point is that gaming is subjective... Get it? " Sales figures are not subjective. Get it?
I know it’s subjective, but God Of War surpassed people expectations and sold 3.1 millions units in 3 days. More importantly, the game did something that few games succeeds. It’s reinvent and God Of War just did that.
Yes they are wrong. You’re proving it again. Tastes are subjective sure. That’s true. Calling people that all agree on the same thing sheep just because is sad though. That’s a term that gets thrown around too much. Makes you sound like the sheep
Look I don't like Halo at all, but I know it's a very good game. While "Xberts" call Uncharted or whatever PS4 game shit. That's the difference between taste and arrogance.
They are. It’s been happening a lot lately. Not just in games either.
Nice! More money for Sony = More exclusives and New IP
Also, the DualShock 4 became the all-time best selling gamepad in US history. Freaking incredible.
Is that based off individual unit sales or...? What was the previous front runner?
Probably the 360 controller. Just pulling that out of my ass though.
The Xbox 360