Here is a look at how the PS4 is doing vs the PS3/360 when launches are aligned. PS4 at 60m after 14 quarters. PS3 was 35.7m 360 was 30.2m
PS4 is selling about as well as the PS3 and 360 combined: https://twitter.com/ZhugeEX...
AKA slaughtering the competition this generation.
But still every 19 year old game journalist tries to tell us that consoles are dead. Slow clap. Great work Sony. Good job so far.
*PC gamer looks at sales figures* *autictsc screeching commences*
lol be like "with less people buying consoles, could this be the end?"
the interesting thing is that if the most recent news is true that Xbox One is outpacing both of them also. X1 has surpassed 36 million
Source? The XBOne is < 30 million... Outpaced by the 360
It was already confirmed as an incorrect estimate.
lol I'm sorry but the x1 isn't even close to sniffing 36 million. The recent estimates have it at 30 million at best
36 mil. are confirmed fake
Unless you have a source, you're spreading falsehood. But continue living in dreamworld.
Damn! On the other hand it's kind of logical, Sony took MS market, the combined numbers of PS3/360s
Sony put their straw in MS milkshake and they just keep drinking it all up.
Sony left some dirt at the bottom of that milkshake, they only drink the good part, everything else like digital only, DRM, overprice and bad reputation left to MS for the next gen, seems like they never learn anyway, they just want our money so bad...
Mmmm milkshake...kinda want to have one now.
I... DRINK... YOUR... MILKSHAKE!! SLUURP I DRINK IT UP!!!
The power of games and innovation! They dare to try new stuff, let studios do their own thing, create new ways to play games (VR) and it works.
I didn't know Sony's anti-consumerism is apparently innovation, but if you are a fanboy and spend all your time spreading salt then
Oh lawd the irony.
I think real exclusive game on PS4 are dominated. There is no way Xbox One X can make a comeback especially how lack of Xbox One Exclusive is. Like I said before, First Party Exclusive Game is the strongest point of console.
You come to almost every Sony article to troll that's pathetic
You can't be serious, right? Bloody hilarious! So what's anti-cosumerism of Sony? The cross-play thing? The no BC thing? What else can you come up with? Do you have any idea, at all, what MS has done in the past 35 years?
Starts list 1.donthate lol Its hard to just call folks who own a PS4 a "fanboy" when the numbers suggest they might likely be old 360 gamers. Think about it. If you bought Bioshock, Lost Planet, Mass Effect etc, many of those reasons for buying a 360, are not reasons to buy XONE, so they saw great reason to just buy a PS4 and have it all as suppose to some. PS4 has VR XONE doesn't. By default, it is doing something more innovated then XONE.
Look in the mirror. Also, I didn't know protecting your consumer base from the competition is anti-consumerism. Please, show me the petitions regarding BC and crossplay to prove me wrong.
Perhaps you should consider a name change, lol.
donthate I don't think you're old enough to even know what anti consumer even means. Remember the start of this gen and how MS chased all the smart grown ups away... do you remember why that happened? Ya, I thought so 🤣
A better comparison would be how the PS4 is doing vs the PS2 launch aligned. Last I heard the PS4 was outpacing the PS2.
@Fire- Now that is chart I'd want to see.
Might as well add Wii shipments to compare PS4 to ALL 7th gen consoles
I have heard repeatedly that wii sales do not count.
Yeah but Wii's greatest selling game was Wii Sports, selling more than Mario Kart, Zelda, and Mario Galaxy combined. Sad to say but their sales were inflated by physical therapists and soccer moms, not core audience gamers. So it's a bit irrelevant considering that short-lived success is now why they're in last place.
@ omnislash . I think past a certain point the core gamers have already purchased the games console. It is then up to soccer moms and physical therapists to lift sales. Just for information my comment was meant as a joke, I personally hated the Wii as a games console.
I'm a physical therapist and have treated multiple people for Wii injuries. I've heard of it being used therapeutically but in my experience it has had the opposite effect. I always laughed a little inside when someone told me they hurt themselves playing a Wii.
It's hard to say if the Wii "counts." On the one hand, it was a console and it had actual full-fledged games, some of them the best of their genre of the generation (Xenoblade, Mario Galaxy, etc); but on the other, most of the consumers who bought it used it for nothing more than Wii Sports/Fit or Carnival Games and and other shovelware titles. Sure, you can argue that SOME of the other consoles of this generation and last were sold primarily as Netflix or Bluray devices, but its more fair to say MOST Wii systems were used as a "something grandma can use to pretend to bowl" rather than "console for games." It's in a similar situation with mobile gaming: can you really call the people who "game" primarily on a phone "gamers?" Does the mobile market even count as a platform for gaming when most of it is littered with clones and F2P moneysinks akin to gambling?
It doesn't really make sense comparing it, because it's not the same demographic. For the same reason we don't really consider mobile gamers when talking about the gaming community, because they're not really gamers in most cases. They have no interest in consoles or PC gaming, they just like to play candy crush or something (which is totally fine btw, but doesn't make sense to factor in these numbers when we're talking about different demos). It was the same deal with Wii, it was essentially a console for non-gamers, and in that regard it was a great success, but for the same reason we don't consider candy crush in these conversations, we don't really consider Wii sports either.
There was an article on it recently. IIRC Wii was 65M and PS4 was 60M, Edit found it http://www.vgchartz.com/art...
How you gonna post an article and then post the wrong numbers from that very same article? That article clearly shows that PS4 sold 58 million in its first 42 months while Wii sold 69.5 million in the same timeframe
@phoenixup Can you read? My reply said if I remember correcty (so guessing), and then says EDIT added a link for the article so those who wanted the accurate numbers could see them. I did not say I know for an absolute fact and my memory was spot. I was being kind enough to dig up the link and share it for those interested in the numbers so fuck off.
How you remember the PS4 total being higher and the Wii total being lower
@phoenix As I said you cannot read I was guessing before I found the link, I found the link after and shared the actual article that supplied the details. I supplied information by guessing at what I remember from the article a while back, excuse me for not remembering such meaningless data from June 9. I did not try to say I was right and I was spot on accurate, so quit implying that I was trying to inaccurately portray the figures. I was curious to find the numbers and did so. You fanboys kill me, and make me wonder why the hell I even comment on this damn site. Your heads are just so far up your own asses, it blows my mind. But yeah genious you caught me, I actually work for Sony marketing and my goal at the company is to admittedly guess sales numbers and then supply accurate sales data to prove my point. Give this man a medal.
VG Chartz actually under-tracked the PS4 by more than 2 million units ? Wowza.
The Wii is still beating the PS4. Do you have a comparison for the PS2 as well? Wii has a 11+ million lead at the 41 month point. Interesting. I still would like to see the PS2 comparison as well. http://www.vgchartz.com/art... Total Lead: 11,477,088 – Wii PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 58,032,855 Wii Total Sales: 69,509,943
It's interesting, given how much people liked to say the 360 was dominating the PS3's sales, that when you line up their launches, PS3 actually sold at a much faster rate. It was always compared to an extra 12 months of uncontested console sales by the 360, so it was never obvious that it was basically more successful month-over-month, quarter-over-quarter for its entire run.
360 had a year head start and alot of red rings to fluctuate sales.
It was always obvious that the PS3 was outselling the 360, it's just that some people didn't want to believe it, so they ignored the fact that the 360 launched 12-24 months ahead of the PS3 in the various regions.
In the US. the XBox 360 lead all the way. Even if you line up the launch months. Worldwide sales were pretty close most of the way until the price drop and Japan sales increased. PS4 still haven't caught the Wii yet in sid-by-side launch for 41 months.
It's typical microsoft. They twist things to make themselves look good when the actual reality is usually opposite of what they say. It looks like they've passed this trait down to their worshippers too. Xbox fanboys are the most brain dead of the lot.
ps4 doing very well. Well done Sony.👊❤
Ouch... I wonder what the comparisons would look like if we had the actual, honest figures for Xbox One. The PS4 is doing EXTREMELY well but Sony should not take the eye of the ball.
XBO is doing about the same as the Xbox 360 numbers.
It's funny what articles the xbots decide not to show up in.
They won't show up anywhere that contradicts they're own delusional reality. It's too painful for them.
They are exactly the same as Liberals. They don't care about facts, figures, statistics, etc. They only care about their feelings and they look at it like a religious ideology of a cult and will only use personal attacks, autistic screeching, and very, very selective facts or data for their argument. Liberalism is the same as XBox fanboyism..
GrubsterBeater LOL. You nailed it.
GrubsterBeater. Facts ? Like ignoring that the liberal candidate won the most votes, and pretending otherwise? . Take it easy there snowflake.
Ps4 fanboys are trump fanboys... Suddenly things around here make a lot more sense.
@GrubsterBeater Political affiliations has no correlation to which console you choose but since Microsoft is more liberal you will see weird things posted to their YouTube channel occasionally: https://www.youtube.com/wat... https://www.youtube.com/wat... You will never see videos with titles like that coming from Nintendo or PlayStation lol.
All I'm noticing is the 360 ranks 3rd. How there was a growing gap between it and the PS3. While most here and the Twitter comment section needing to combine PS3 and 360 numbers to invalidate how the PS4 is selling.
This isn't good enough. Sony are losing their grip on the console market/s
Yes, console gaming is clearly dying /s
Where are you Moldy,Kionic and Septic to entertain us now with xbox defense squad BS?
To use a popular phrase..the ps4 is just a beast. The sales numbers are phenomenal. But also it puts the xbox one sales into perspective and shows that despite popular opinion it is selling well and is tracking alongside the 360. The issue is people are comparing it to ps4 sales which are amazing.
Sorry, did I miss when they announced Xbox One sales figures? What dither say?!
MS themselves have not reported. But at the start of the year numerous sites like gamespot reported around 26 million sold. In addition EA also mentioned similar numbers in their sales figures, pretty sure they at least would have accurate numbers. Even VG chartz has them at around 30million. While they are not a great source they are likely to be within a few million either side. Of course many will dismiss them as unofficial but thats up to them. Personally i think with multiple sources saying the same sort of thing then it must be close. Thats my take anyway.
Just for info it was superdata that published sales figures as 26 million in January. EA reported seperately and their figures were in line with this number.
Ps4 is great but will it beat ps2 greatness