Sony has released the full press release from Sony with news that their latest console, the Playstation 4 has now sold over 7 million units and is still in high demand.
The 20 million games mark is interesting. Killzone and Infamous: Second Son mainly?
Big news, good job PS4…Now go get another 7M
i want a ps4 but can't find one for sale. this thing is selling a lot and i can't wait to buy it . hopefully i can get one by the time the last of us remastered edition is out.
What was their initial sales target for the end of the quarter? I can't remember now, was it 5 million? In any case it is clear that they have completely exceeded their sales target. Someone's at SCE is going to be getting a huuuge bonus come end of quarter :) Good Job Sony.
sony did a really good job with ps4 and im happy to have one
Probably mainly Call of Duty: Ghosts and Battlefield 4. Killzone and inFamous Second Son have sold well, but according to VGChartz, not as well as those two. Sadly.
Doesnt feel that sad imo . At least expected flops or semi flops , games with mixed receptions , like Knack did quite well sales wise .
theres one thing you should take from this when it comes to that 20 Million games mark... third party companies looking at the PS4 right now. to them, this is more important than the install base. they see that games do sell on this machine. they will jump in.
Yup, that will be very significant to third parties moving forward. I'm hoping it means that they will develop to the PS4's strengths and leave parity clauses in the bin where it belongs.
Oh they will. It's the leading platform right now, and the strongest console between the Xbox and the ps4 In fact these systems are pretty much developed like pcs now. So we will see games leading on pc first, then ps4 then Xbox. Pc gamers should be happy about this gen of consoles.
1. Call of Duty: Ghosts 2. FIFA Soccer 14 3. Battlefield 4 4. Killzone: Shadow Fall 5. Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag 2 6. inFAMOUS: Second Son 7. Knack PS4 games that have sold over 1 million copies, probably there are more.
With these hardward and software sales, I guess we know why Sony really passed on Titanfall afterall...
No ... it's Call of Duty, FiFa and Battlefield at the top of the PS4 charts.
I should have been clearer, I meant to say of the exclusives.
@grimlash oh come on dude, i love sony and ps4. but to say Xbone is only selling 200k a month is a lie and false information. 200k is probably only in the USA. stop talking out of your ass. i expect Xbone to be selling around 300/350k a month worldwide. and 3.6 million was in February, you're nearly 3 months behind in that figure. While yes the Ps4 should hit 15 or 16 million by January. i expect it to sell at least 1 million for Black Friday in america and another 1 million during Xmas (just in america)
8 millions by E3. Let's Go!
Fall/Winter is going to be huge for the big 3. * Tons of games releasing starting in September with Destiny, which should sell very well. * Since more people own a PS4 than a XB1, most likely the multiplats and sports games will sell slightly more on PS4 because of the install base and current attach rate of PS4 owners. * XB1 should have nice fall showing with gamers getting their usual sports + COD games but also getting a few nice games as well. * Wii U - Fall/Winter is huge for Wii U. Super Smash Brothers should sell AT LEAST 3 million copies on just the Wii U, and should boost Holiday sales along with Mario Kart 8. - MK8 gets a second winter push after it's initial release in may, but E3 is important for Nintendo because we know they have surprises for us, but we are hoping they help sell a few consoles as well. * Sony fans seem dedicated to their console, because there aren't a ton of games but they are buying them up like crazy.
Knack has also sold over 1million. All three should easily account for 1/4 of those 20 million.
An interesting little snippet that's been overlooked in this press release is that the PS4 has now launched in 72 countries.
Excellent job Sony! Nice to be one of the first.
This was 10 days ago and it says 'over', so I'm guessing 7.2 million now ... And I was pretty damned close because I said 7.1 - 7.2 million by the end of the fiscal year! Pats self on back. Looks at self in mirror. Turns away in shame ...
over 72 countries and regions....interesting I didn't know that congratulations sony on a job well done also where can I find this press release
there you go --> http://www.prnewswire.com/n...
thank you just read it...said the exact same thing
That is what they send to press in an e mail. I am press so that is what they sent us for posting.
I had no idea that they sold that many games, whoa!
One more month and I will have enough saved to buy one. Then of course the problem will be finding one.
It's easier to find one online than in the stores depending on where you were at. I went with my cousin to a bunch of stores around here when he was looking for one. Ended up just getting it from Gamestops website. Good luck on finding one when your ready to buy.
Thanks for the tip. I was planning on store hopping but I will go the online route and save the time.
Another tip is to check some more obscure places. Mom and pop stores, if you have any, will sometimes surprise you with stock. Also places like Sams's Club and Costco, where people usually overlook electronics. Finally, if you can swing it, try Walmart (if yours is open 24 hrs.) really early on Sunday (like 12 am) as they are likely to be stocking for the next week. I am somewhat of a night owl and I have actually seen them putting PS4 and Xbox One on the shelves at this time...and watched as people purchased them at this time. Happy hunting!
Great start for sony and ps4 could of been a lot more if consoles weren't running dry so quick, any console company would be happy with those figures.
It says "and through digital downloads" do they differentiate between the Plus games and those actually paid for? I know when MS releases numbers everybody said they counted the included free games sales, which I don't believe. So far on PS4 I bought KZ, COD, Second Son, Assassin's Creed, and Thief when it was half price on PSN.
Strange as it may seem to enthusiasts here, an attach rate of almost 3 games per console would be quite staggering. I would think this includes PS Plus downloads. Still, strong numbers. And I don't even have mine yet, so that'll be a massive boost for Sony when I get round to it :)
Picked up my ps4 last weekend here in Australia. Loving every single second of Killzone:Shadow Fall. Congrats to Sony. Now MS needs to give me a reason to buy the X1. Oh and I'm not interested in TF.
I like sony is much as the rest of you, but how can you be interested in shadow fall but not in Titan fall. I personally think every first person shooter is garbage unless they mix rpg elements in it(fallout, farcry3,borderlands). Yet in saying that if you like fps Titan fall looks interesting. I'm more excited for more rpg announcements though.
I guess TF just reminds me too much of cod. The last cod I played was cod4 and every other one plays the same. Also I've heard people are getting bored of TF cause of lack of content.
Man, good job to the ninjas who've been able to find PS4s in stores! It's sold out in my city man. :(
Order one. They are available online right now. No point in waiting for the stores to restock and sell out again. Because you know they will.
OMG, thank you. I just ordered one! Greatness awaits!
It was the same in AZ, CA, and WA. Target in AZ has started to get them in, I have seen about 5 in stock at three different stores in the past two weeks each time we went in.
And i'm playing ps3 more cause of Dark Souls 2....
Don't feel bad. I did the same thing. I put in about 140 hours because I couldn't stop. Finally on NG+ I put it away to play Second Son. You'll eventually quit Dark Souling. Imagine how sweet a Souls game on PS4 will be?
Dark Souls 3 is really going to have to up its game, i'm loving DS2, played it as much as you have (although i'm halfway through ng+) but its starting to go the way of Assassins Creed, its becoming too samey
I'm on 125 hours and I keep on promising to stop so I can start on ps4 Second Son or Ghosts ... but the lure of another invasion or epic boss fight keeps me going back ....
@Hellsvacancy, I dunno, I feel like they changed quite a bit over Demon's Souls and Dark Souls 1. There's a lot more optional content/bosses, the "giant memory" segments are a big twist (the time limit really alters the player's approach), the invasion mechanics are significantly different (can be invaded while hollow, more invasion-oriented covenants), weapon scaling feels quite a bit different (not in UI, but in options and results), dual-wielding is now a viable tactic, they fixed the ridiculous "rag doll" corpses, and the overall layout of the game is much less linear. Not sure how much more they could really change and have it be an improvement, other than little things like fixing clipping issues and tightening up hit-boxes. The online aspects are damn near perfect (the day they allow organized parties is the day the franchise goes down the toilet).
Not sure why people are disagreeing with you. Dark Souls 2 is by far the best game to come out in the last few months regardless of platform.
This train is out of control. It cannot be stoped
This is all great for fanboys but as a business they haven't made a dent in the last gen. It's good news but articles like this and if it was titled Nintendo, Xbox etc I feel are charged up for the wrong reason. I might exchange my ps4 for and Xbone if I don't get some decent games. KSF was a tech demo. Infamous is a good looking game but the same as the last 2 and even has the over head train. wtf come on. Titanfalls is calling my name but I don't want to pay for things that are free or I have on other systems. sony has me at this point as does Nintendo
*if I don't get some decent games. I take it this is your first console launch kiddo??
Lol if you consider titanfall part of these 'decent games' then you might as well get rid of your ps4 now
What are you talking about made a dent!? The console has been out the better part of 5 months, but was able to sell more than the PS3 and Xbox 360 in their first year.
I love that Sony is getting the numbers out there now. I really don't want to hear this at E3. I just want to hear about new game announcements.
what are everyone's ps 4 estimate sales by the end of 2014. I am estimating 12million. with 9 million around september.
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