Today Sony announced its financial results for the first quarter of the fiscal year 2021, which ended on June 30.
116.5 million PS4s? It's closing in on the PS2!
Ps2 sold 155 million consoles.
I stand corrected. For some reason I had 120m in my head
Actually Sony doesn't care if PS4 sells 110 million or 160 million. All they care about is the fact that they earned more money from it than PS1 + PS2 + PSP combined.
it sold only 500,000 this quarter, It needs to sell almost 40 million to catch up to PS2 which I highly doubt. If they cut PS4 price then maybe it could reach those numbers
119m at best imo before being discontinued. Great sales though
$199 ps4 will sell sh!*tloads!
Sony still selling million PS2 years after PS3 was posible because it when they still have their own fabs, it would not possible for PS4 when TSMC has discontinued last gen chip production what they sell right now is just the remaining stock chip, and i don't believe they have more than 40 million chip in their warehouse. even if there price cut it won't reach there without also realeasing new edition of PS4 that using RDNA gpu for example since TSMC stopped GCN GPU production.
In other news, PS4 is 2.19 million away from outselling Game Boy
Closing in 🤔🙄🙃 28514;🤣
Yup I was thinking ps2 sold 120m. We all make mistakes
more like it's closing in on the original Gameboy.
Impressive #'s Sony!!!
Too bad production cannot keep up with demand otherwise that number would be way higher. Needess to say that Sony has been on the front seat of video games entertainment these last 20 years and the future is brighter and brighter for video game fans who love innovation and unique AAA IPs. Enjoy ur games -- Peace !
With the lack of PS5, sony should try and sell more PS4 by lowering the price.
Definitely. People will pick them up for years at the right price, as the library is so big and varied.
Or just play the ps4 games on a ps5? Edit: you realise ps4 will probably start getting discontinued nxt year especially Japan 1st then other countries 2023
It would be stupid to lower the price as long as sales are strong and production capacity is limited
Maybe production costs are still at a level well they cannot lower it much more.
No, heck they making some money on every PS5 sold, the PS4 is making them money for every PS4 sold for years now.
The thing about that is there doesn't seem to be a lot of stock of the PS4 out there either.
Only 500K that quarter? Sony should really be selling PS4 for budget price at this point. That’s how PS1 reached 101 million and PS2 reached 157 million
There isn't exactly a lot of stock of the PS4 out there right now. Would be pointless to lower the price. A lot of retailers don't even have them
Remember when fanboys were making a big deal out of Xbox's 4% decline in content and services? Sony Q1 FY2021 Physical software: -32.4% YoY Digital software: -22.6 YoY Add on content: -16.5% YoY Using that same logic that was applied last week, it's gloom and doom for Sony. smh It's all idiotic. Both companies are doing very, very well.
[email protected] but PlayStation is still doing way better than Xbox across the board even with the decline.
Duh. There are more ps4s and 5s in the wild then Xbox Ones and X/S's. The point was the lunacy of making fun of a 4% decline in Xbox game revenue, when Sony posted multiple double declines. The only thing that is important, to each of them, is the important numbers are going up.
So what? Gaming is massive, not being number 1 doesn't mean you can't be extremely successful. Just like car manufacturers, phone companies, broadband providers, more than one company can exist and be successful when demand is so large.
Fanboys have no sense or understanding of business. Both companies experienced decline because this time last year was the beginning of lockdowns. Gaming soared during that time as everyone was inside. Someone literally said 3rd party was going to abandon Xbox because of 4%... Lmao
Well if someone said it then it must be true no? Literally no reason why that would happen. Xbox manages to sell about half of the software that PlayStation sells. So I playstation sells 6 million copies of a game usually Xbox sells 3million and that's a big deal for 3rd parties.
The real kicker is that 3rd party sales are down on Playstation as well. I guess we can't blame Gamepass after all.
@TheDoomedGuy MS used to sell much less than half before GamePass , MS is selling less software thanbefore . What that ends up being only time will tell . You can’t count even half anymore because Xbox fans are buying less software than before by a lot sometimes because of GamePass . Not all games come out on Gamepass and some do what the total %
It is a big deal. It comes to show people have been buying less and the scalpers have been a horrible thing.
I don't think it's the scalpers. I think it's the fact that last year the whole world was on lock down and had a lot of free time. Netflix had big drops as well as people went back to work.
My favorite was that the 4% decline meant Gamepass was a failure, even though GP revenue went up. I'm betting that the 1million+ decline in PSN subs will somehow also mean that Gamepass is a failure...At the very minimum, that evil Phil Spencer is surely to blame! These armchair analysts need to come to terms with the fact that Covid led to millions of kids (and adults) being stuck in their home at this point last year. Fortnite and Roblox were excellent babysitters.
Good post of46. Its ridiculous it's like every fanboy has suddenly got amnesia. It's all totally idiotic like you said.
PlayStation is up revenue 2% despite those drops. The reason is likely because most PS5s are still winding up in the hands of scalpers despite how many people will disagree with that statement of course there is less new software available to PS5 but why would that impact PS4 game sales too? Well it shouldn't. That is speculation, but to me it seems clear that these consoles need to be sold in physical stores when that happens they should see a small bump in software revenue not likely enough to make up all the losses but that's because there's just less new PS5 exclusive software to begin with.
70$ games... nice going Sony.
how much have cigarettes gone up in the last two years? How about gasoline? I suppose you'll be firing off posts on Phillips J Morris and Marathon forums respectively too? Just buy less day 1 games, problem solved. Wait a month save $20, unless it's a Nintendo IP Imagine how happy a smoker would be if you told them prices will stay the same for the next 15 years? (Last price increase was 2005 for games)
Cigarettes are expensive in the US yes....but not so in Europe so not sure that comparison is very valid. Not sure it's gone up much anyways. $70 is a 10$ increase...that's not a normal increase. It is completely forced. Even GameStop has more sense than that. Their pre owned copies are being brought down to 60 from 70 By comparison those same games would have normally been brought down to 55 from 60 or even 57.
I'm not saying it's justified or not, just that it shows in financial report. Cigarettes have nothing to do with this. Government increases taxes due to high medical expenses, a tobacco companies are not in black.
It's weird cause I own the new Rachet and Clank, Miles Morales and a host of other games and I haven't payed $70 yet. Some of us are just good at finding deals I guess.
Too bad Ps5 production cannot keep up with demand otherwise that number would be way higher than 10.1 million units "facts" Ps4 sold 116.5 million units Ps4 needs a price cut asap Ps4 is about 8yrs. Old Ps4 pro is about 5yrs. These price points below are fair. Ps4 $99.99 - $149.99 Ps4 pro $149.99 - $199.99 And then the Ps4 could catch up the the Ps2 lifetime sales.
They don't make PS4 Pro consoles anymore.
A £99 Ps4pro would take over the world
...if only they still made the pro. A 99 ps4 slim though... yeah that would be great. I'd get a couple more.
I still wanna see PS4 hit that 125 million units sold mark
125 mil, It’s definitely coming, Ps4 is a beast and I have a gut feeling that ps5 will surpass it😎
Not surprised in the slightest, PS brand just doing its global thing!
Really loving my ps5. Its been great so far. I platinumed Astro and Ratchet and Clank...they were kinda straightforward anyways. Just beat Returnal on my 3rd attempt....really confused about the difficulty complaints. As far as bullet hell games go this one is pretty mellow. Anyways really loved the game. Definitely scratched that Aliens and Dead Space itch for me. I got miles morales, sackboy adventure and demons souls left to play and then i'll probably play persona 5 which is on ps plus collection. Never played any persona game before. Great 1st year for the ps5. Hope more people get their hands on it soon.
Thank you...I preordered mine Jan this year.... I got an email today that they have a PS5 disc edition ready for me. They are packing it and send it to me in a few days. I am a very very happy person right now. Very very happy😋
Glad to see all of the big 3 doing well - the games industry is going strong!
Wow you got thumbs down for this?
It’s his history.
CoNsOlEs aRe dEaD!!! /s
Sony seems to be slowing down and that makes sense considering their latest decisions
Cool story bro.
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Good job to them.
"Ps2 sold 155 million consoles." lol no it didnt
Yes, it did. This has been common knowledge for years. If not, provide a legitimate source to the contrary.
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