August hardware sales were up big. This was the third best August ever in terms of dollars spent on consoles.
“After 10 months in market PlayStation 5 remains the fastest-selling PlayStation platform in history.” Nice, keep it up! Hopefully they can increase supply so more people will be able to get one.
It’s crazy I thought PS4 would be hard to beat already
I finally got it today. So happy.
Here's to hoping everyone can get their console of choice in the near future. That goes for GPU's also.
Congrats! WELCOME to the NEXT generation!
I got an email from Sony about getting one but I don't get paid until next week and I'm using that for other things.
Damn impressive how PS5 is able to shatter sales records despite being extremely difficult to obtain even to this day. So lucky I got one, was exhausting trying to get it, took me like 2 months. Anxious to see how well they sell when the supply catches up with demand, hopefully sooner rather than later.
The most fascinating thing about this is the fact that the demand is still so high and they are so hard to find.
In before the "sCaLpErS" comments arrive.
Haha those notorious scalpers who horde PS5s and don't resell them.
That would be the dumbest scalper ever...LOL LOL...agree with you man..
actually bought my one from a scalper,.. Still worth every penny,- I game every day,.. an this thing is quiet,.. I love it for that alone. Always loved Sony's systems ,.. but thi one os just perfect,.. quiet deliverance of state of the art graphics and animation and actually quiet (you can only hear it when running crap from discs for a few seconds,.. Magical system
Seems like PS5s are selling for $700 and Xbox's around $600 or so (outside of the recent spike to $700+). Playstation killing sales though. Just wait till the Switch drops price in October though. Nintendo is going to have a monster October.
Glad I was able to get mine day 1!
It's a bit crazy that the night they announced the price has still been by far the easiest time to get them. Although when they were doing directs almost every single day late last year wasn't too bad either, as long as you were using the PS5 Hunt discord and were aware of the patterns of when they went live.
I got my preorder the moment Walmart was like hey, preorder it now. I didn't think it was real, but I risked it anyway. Nearly a year later, and I'm still very glad I managed to get one
Yeah, I was able to snag 3 then...told a friend that I got one for, that she needs to take her kids to Target so they can see the empty shelves, and realized how well she did them last Christmas. It's crazy that we are approaching a year of this madness!
@MetroidFREAK21 That's what I did as well. And then I just locked down as many as I could because I knew none of my friends would have the awareness to be online and that they'd all just expect to be able to leisurely get on Amazon the next day and get one lol. @Sitdown That's awesome. I was able to get mine and several for friends as well (for MSRP lol, no scalping). I hope thos kids appreciate it even more now seeing that it still sells out.
The best way to get a ps5 is to get at Shift Up.
Tbh the two easiest ways (for the states) are PSDirect & WalmartMX. PSDirect has drops weekly now and WalmartMX never goes out of stock (but you'll pay a bit of a surcharge for bringing it to the US, but still far less than paying a scalper).
I meant to be hired at Shift Up since the CEO there bought everyone a ps5 but I typed lol but you are right. I've done the PS direct a few times but I did luck out on Amazon eventually.
Ah I see, I didn't know what Shift Up is, just googled it. Well anyway, to anyone still looking for a PS5 in the states, the above tips still apply.
I'm getting one soon from winning it with time and half skills thats my best way
Is anyone really surprised 😮
It would only be a surprise if you were to believe the mainly Western media. It's outrageous how often you come on here on to find equal amounts of articles how Sony are messing up this gen and MS fluff pieces about how Xbox is "back" etc etc. Then every now and then the numbers drop to remind everyone the reality of the matter.
The fluff pieces are what pay the bills for many sites. We have been lucky recently to not get multiple GP articles because those are even worst than fluff prices. GP articles are filled with Xbox fanboys demanding sony and Nintendo start a service like GP and put their games on those services for $10 a month That $10 mindset will be the downfall of Xbox brand(it's already last so not sure how much further it can fall) because whenever we go much like why by this game it's going to end up on game pass anyway that's when you know my Microsoft has messed up with the mindset of their gamers. Their fan base no expects all games on game pass for $10 a month. If game sales start to does affected on Xbox by gamepass then many of these big publishers May simply avoid releasing their games
You got a little something on your chin
Great stuff! good t know one of my hobbies is still going strong! Screw you Covid!
Imagine the gal/guy that came up way short on their sales projections for Xbox. Those meetings are anything but comfortable.
@anast How do you know they didnt meet their sales expectations? Do you know what their sale expectations are? They have been selling their units as fast as they can produce them. Show me online where I can buy and SX or SS for MSRP. They are all sold out in-store where I live and in NY where my brother lives. Good thing I was able to get one and my PS5 at launch
?! The series s is pretty much widely available in the uk I could buy one this second if I really wanted to from various big name suppliers at £249 - the selling price. The world isnt just the USA pal.
@4U2NV NPD is U.S sales data pal. And I specifically said " Where I live". Read before you comment. Thanks for your 1 cent, that didn't apply to anything I said or related to the article. It didnt even apply to his nonsensical comment. I cant speak for where you live..but just for kicks link me to a website where they are available.
"Show me online where I can buy and SX or SS for MSRP" lol your own words. But ok cool go to currys, amazon, argos uk and theyre all there you can go look yourself, i aint wasting my time copying and pasting links for you mate what do u think i am 🤣
@4U2NV I love how you ignored the whole comment, cause you were being ridiculous. You had no leg to stand on..smh..you sir got shut down. You butted in a comment I made with someone else and made a claim and can't prove it. What do I think you are?I think you are lame...mate lol. None of your comments or asinine statements were proven, and you made yourself look silly by stating the U.S ain't the only place in the world comment, on a post about U.S numbers. At the same time ignoring that I stated, "where I live" in reference to not being able to find one, then made a bold claim and then got silly when asked to prove it..once again, what I think you are is lame..mate. Just stop, know when you are not making sense and going on a pointless crusade of nothingness.
@4U2NV I know in my city in NA I knew some people just walked into gamestop and bought one well the series s not x though but that was some months ago.
Here's the factual information to stop the measuring :- Xbox Series X sells out within hours worldwide online, individual stores may differ and have some available. PS5/PS5DE sells out within hours worldwide online, individual stores may differ and have some available. Xbox Series S is more or less sold out in the US, but is widely available online in Europe, and also in European stores.
@the disagrees UK Series S availability online, the main retailer in the UK, zero Series X, plenty of Series S options :- https://www.game.co.uk/en/h... Amazon Germany, Series X out of stock, plenty of Series S available :- https://www.amazon.de/-/en/... US - Gamestop, Series S limited, only available for Pro Member Early Access, Online purchase only, Series X unavailable :- https://www.gamestop.com/co... https://www.gamestop.com/co... So there are the sources, but do not be mad at facts.
You can buy a series S from Xbox.com. That took me less than a minute to find so enough with the pretence
@DJ and Thesoftware Really?! I just went on Xbox official store. Series X sold out, but, got the Series S in my cart and could have completed the transaction no problem. Not really been hard to get the Series S at all.
Here's a fun fact: Nintendo sold more old-gen consoles in august compared to PS5 Should Sony worry? Now last I check the Serie X and S are sold out too in the US and last I check on amazon they were out of order too so perhaps MS has fewer consoles available compared to PS5 who seems to have fewer consoles available compared to Switch. But of course, no MS is not selling and they must worry so expect them to buy 1 0000000000$ in advertisement and bribes that we will discuss for the next few weeks around here.
The Xbox Series S is sold out in the US? Serious question, because where I live (the Netherlands) the S is also widely available, and has been for weeks. The X however is sold out within minutes when there's new stock.
In Canada all systems are out of stock online, I had better luck finding the Xbox series S compared to X but still not an easy find. I managed to find 3 PlayStation 5 consoles since the releases date by visiting my local shop but it was by sheer luck (Manage to see the Serie X 5 times). In the USA the online rules are different compared to Canada because lots of resellers are allowed on official websites like Walmart so you always see consoles available but at 900$. I also noticed that y shop tends to receive stuff either Tuesday or Wednesday.
I can't even understand any of this.
Petebloodyonion So what was the reason for Xbox one to not sell even half of PS4 past generation? And this is not me hating on Xbox asking a simple question because Xbox failed badly even without a pandemic. And wiiu failed so badly Nintendo gave up on it and ported all those games over to switch for full price. At least Ms stuck with Xbox one and tried, Nintendo simple gives and launches a new console. PlayStation and Xbox are at least helping move forward the industry while Nintendo is stuck in it's ways with tech that's less powerful than 2013 consoles
@Neutral 1) What does the Xbox 1 lack of sales have to do with the success of Serie X? 2) For your answer I would say one of the worst starts in console history due to a less powerful console with a more expensive price and the nice DRM Fiasco. 3)And as for your statement on Xbox failing badly allow me to ask you one question in return one that never gets an answer on N4g: If the Xbox is failing badly how come 3rd party publishers are porting their AAA games on it (and sometime before the Switch and PC port)? Last I check they are not Charity and are not porting to Stadia, Luna so why bother with Xbox if it's a failure?
‘perhaps MS has fewer consoles available compared to PS5’ Hi I understand what you’re saying but why is that always used as an excuse? How does it make it any better? Microsoft is always bragged about as being a sort of super power company that can do whatever they want. Wouldn’t you say not being able to keep up with Sony is naturally raising some questions? Yes I heard they are updating the cloud servers with the chips but how long is that going to be the excuse?
No they're not. I literally just went onto Xbox store and Xbox Series X sold out, but, easily got the Series S to my cart no problem. So no they're not hard to find in Canada at all. Literally took 2 seconds to get to Xbox website and get it in the cart and ready to purchase.
The PS brand doing its thing...As expected;)
Man… what about the doom and gloom articles? I was almost convinced I made a bad purchase.
They will continue .... some entities just have to have a go at the people on top. I'm in a whatsapp group...on reading, you would think the ps was the worst gaming brand ever with the amount of vitriol aimed at the brand clearly doing better than their console of choice. None can actually surmise why this trash un-gamer friendly brand (playstation) is beating the breaks off their superior faultless brand (do i really need to say)........whatever their swerve is its it'll have some whataboutism in it with a splash of (subscription service) mixed in. Oh yeah,they often say sales are an ''outdated metric of success''.........lmao
Duelsense the best selling controller in 2021 so far. That's impressive.
Nice. I just nabbed a 3rd PS5 in the Direct drop last week, so I'll be showing up in the September sales again! Third best August ever for the industry? The industry is going strong! Also wonder why there is a sudden surge of Elite 2 sales? It's pretty old at this point.
https://www.google.com/amp/... They were on sale in August into September. So that's probably why
That makes a lot more sense then - thanks for the info!
Fastest selling PlayStation console yet I still have never physically seen one in a store, or know anyone who's gotten one because it sells out the second any go back in stock. They really need to fix the supply issues, I've basically come to terms with waiting until the inevitable Slim model/revision comes out. Even then, I wonder if supply issues will still be around.
Follow the Twitter accounts like Wario64 & CheapAssGamer that tweet out PS Direct times and get it there, it's not that hard as long as you have your cell nearby and enter the site early on - I've managed to nab 3 in total now with the 3rd arriving tomorrow! Aside from that, if you're in the states, Walmart MX has PS5 in-stock 24-7, but you'll pay a bit to get it here - far less than scalper prices though.
Month 33 for the Switch in this position. It's the little engine that could.
No no no, stop being biased, say the news like it is "Nintendo Switch was the top-selling console in terms of systems sold during the month of August." The part of "The more expensive PlayStation 5, however, came out No. 1 for dollar sales" is being biased trying to manipulate the narrative to make the ps5 being the top seller WHEN it's not. this is clearly fake news! People look for number one, number 2 is cast out in the shadows where it belongs. You might not like but that's the actual truth.
I shall let you know that PS5 has been the best selling white colored console since the start of the year, no companies since the release of the PS5 have sold more white-colored consoles compared to Sony with the PS5
They always make the distinction between unit sales and dollar sales. That's nothing new, they didn't invent that because they're PlayStation fanboys or something. :P
I don't recall that information being mentioned prior to the launch of the newest consoles but I may be wrong and here's a problem I have is the lack of a link to the data I went to the NPD group website and the best I could find is the top-selling games for august https://www.npd.com/news/en... But nothing regarding sales about consoles and the article doesn't provide a link to NPD group. In the end I could care less if the PS5 is #1-2 and in what form as long as it's sucessufull
But Xbox and Gamepass....
What about it ?
Xbox fans claimed that XSS with Gamepass will demolish the competition. So...we are seeing the results since Nov. 2020 and every month from then MS dead last in term of software and hardware as usual, even in their home turf. Its not looking good worldwide.