If you look at the numbers, and the list of best selling consoles in history. The PS4 is virtually guaranteed to finish in 3rd place at the very least.
Thing is PlayStation’s sell for years longer in third world countries. Just because a ps5 comes out doesn’t mean the ps4 won’t still move units. This thing will be 1 or 2 when it’s all over with
Im assuming the thinking is that whatever is on store shelves are consider to Sony, "sold". I might be wrong though.
You're think "shipped" vs "sold." Sony almost always releases "sold" numbers, which means consoles actually sold to customers. M$, on the other hand, usually posts "shipped" numbers to make it seem like their systems are selling better than they are... at least until they're being outsold 2:1, then they stop posting numbers altogether and start trying to convince people that numbers sold don't matter.
PS4 is going to be the 3rd best selling [Dedicated Gaming Device] ever (PS2=155M, Nintey DS=154M…..PS1=102M)…PS4 will beat PS1 PS4 will be 2nd best selling [Home Console] ever (PS2=155M….PS1=102M)…PS4 will beat PS1 (just pointing out the clear, yet subtle distinction)
And the echo chamber continues.
They support their systems until the end so they keep selling even when the new generation has started. Xbox drops there support before he generation ends which is why I'll never buy one again
Thats not quite true, Fable Anniversary, Forza Horizon 2, and Rise of the Tomb Raider were released by MS after Xbox One launched.
They sell for years in emerging markets you mean.
The PSone never hit 100m before the PS2 came out. When the PS2 did come out, they introduced a cheaper slim model that still made it a compelling choice for people who couldn't afford a PS2
when the ps5 comes out there are many that will take advantage of the price drop of the pro. many won't be ready to fork out $500 and in my case $550 plus tax of course . for a new console. so yes it will sell for a few years after the ps5's launch
Amazing exclusive games and reasonable price, well played Sony :)
+Great online infrastructure, VR, Share play...
“You see, with the PS4 closing in on 100 million units, and not seeing an official price drop in 3 years, yet seeing continued high units sold every year without being at the coveted $200 or less price point, the PS4 is guaranteed to finish at an impressive number.” PS4 sales will kick up when Sony officially drops it to $200-$250
That would give Sony the Top 3 selling consoles
Ok, and your point? How they count a handheld as a console is beyond me in my opinion. What I find funny is that the PSP was considered a failure yet it sold 80 million and NO ONE ever brings that up. Just sayin.....
The best looking exclusives on any console, the best looking games this gen in Driveclub, bloodborne, days gone, HZD, GOW, spiderman, mlb 19 the show. Nothing on any console can match what ps4 and pro have to offer. No multplat games will ever match exclusives graphically.
Yeah I thought AC Origins and Odyssey looked good and they do for third party titles but Days Gone graphics are just so much better! The HDR is implemented well too but the details that are in its open world still blow me away. Just compare Uncharted 4, HZD, Bloodborne, GOW, Spider-Man and Days Gone to third party titles and it's obvious that when devs have the talent and harness the power of one machine the results are astounding!
Amen! I wish MS gave me a reason to buy the X other than resolution in some 3rd party games. I dont care for old games via BC.
PS4 will be 2nd best selling console, that's for sure. It will surpass PS1's 102.5 million units sold easily and by the time PS5 releases in late 2020 it will sit at 115+ million units sold, after that who knows, if the price is right and support is good, PS2 godly numbers aren't impossible.
Once Ps4 hits 199 all hell will will break loose
More 'gamers' today than ever before. PS2 will always be unmatched.
Playstation network keeps previous consoles from being irrelevant. For example you can buy a ps3, ps vita and get all the best games straight on the playstation store without any trouble.
Okay read the article but his numbers for the DS seem off. I checked out Wikipedia and they put the DS and it's variations at 154 million roughly. The article has it at 118 million give or take......so if wiki is right it'll have a bigger Hill to climb....that said if Sony were to keep parity between the PS4 and 5 it could very well happen. But if the 5 comes in at a surprising cheaper price when launched. It will take much more time, if at all.
What a gaming empire! Thx for the great experiences over the years! Keep on going!
Sold my Xbone a year ago. I did like it but it was unnecessary with all the Xbox games being released on PC. I went and bought a PS4 Pro so I could play all of the games. A Switch is next on my list.
Hand helds are not consoles