The Playstation 4 sales thread - 70m sold

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PostRe: The Playstation 4 sales thread - 40m shipped
by NickSCFC » Tue May 24, 2016 7:47 pm

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jawafour wrote:it'll be interesting if, in future years, folk start talking about Xbox coming third in that console generation, and sharing the above sales chart to "prove" it.


Good point Jawa, between 2006 and 2009 Wii was seen as running away with it, then sales just fell off the cliff.

PS3 was quite the opposite, expensive and slow start but really hit it's stride in the second half of the generation as Wii sales dried up and 360 became the Kinectbox.

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PostRe: The Playstation 4 sales thread - 40m shipped
by Poser » Wed May 25, 2016 9:08 am

Weren't there rumours that MS counted all the RROD returns/exchanges as additional units sold?! :slol:

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PostRe: The Playstation 4 sales thread - 40m shipped
by NickSCFC » Wed May 25, 2016 11:01 am

Poser wrote:Weren't there rumours that MS counted all the RROD returns/exchanges as additional units sold?! :slol:


Not sure about that, but some people did have to rebuy consoles before they introduced the 3 year warranty in 2007. Mine died in 2008, after receiving my replacement I sold it and rebought the HDMI model which had the newer processors...




...I then sold it to a friend in 2012 and it RROD'd on him after a month :lol:

Some estimates put the failure rate of early models as high as 50%.

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PostRe: The Playstation 4 sales thread - 40m shipped
by Death's Head » Wed May 25, 2016 11:28 am

NickSCFC wrote:Some estimates put the failure rate of early models as high as 50%.

But what was the failure rate of the 60GB PS3? Mine died with the yellow light problem which I temporarily fixed with a hairdryer before trading in at Game (who now have a low share value as a result) for a 320GB model. So this would show as 2 sales.

Yes?
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PostRe: The Playstation 4 sales thread - 40m shipped
by NickSCFC » Wed May 25, 2016 11:52 am

http://www.squaretrade.co.uk/htm/pdf/Sq ... y_0809.pdf

When including the infamous “Red Ring of Death” (RROD) problem that has plagued Xbox 360 systems, the Xbox 360 had a reported failure rate of 23.7%, nearly 9 times that of the Wii. PS3 consoles ranked in the middle of our study, with a reported failure rate of 10.0% over the course of 2 years.

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PostRe: The Playstation 4 sales thread - 40m shipped
by GrinWithoutaKat » Wed May 25, 2016 10:01 pm

My launch 360 is still going :o I replaced it with a 250GB Elite Model with HDMI in 2009, but passed it onto my brother who's used it ever since.

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PostRe: The Playstation 4 sales thread - 40m shipped
by Monkey Man » Thu May 26, 2016 11:42 am

SAN MATEO, CA, May 26, 2016 – Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) today announced that PlayStation®4 (PS4™) has cumulatively sold through more than 40 million units to consumers worldwide as of May 22, 2016, continuing to demonstrate the fastest-selling console in PlayStation® history. By offering users a vast array of exciting software titles from 3rd party developers and publishers as well as from SIE Worldwide Studios (SIE WWS), PS4 software sales also remain strong, with more than 270.9 million copies*2 sold in retail stores globally and through digital downloads on PlayStation®Store as of May 22, 2016.

http://www.sie.com/en/corporate/release ... 60526.html

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PostRe: The Playstation 4 sales thread - 40m sold
by NickSCFC » Thu May 26, 2016 12:24 pm

UK hardware sales so far this year compared to last (from MCV magazine)

https://issuu.com/newbayeurope/docs/mcv880_may_27th

PS4 up 6.7%
Xbox One down 15.8%

Looks like Xbox One sales already reached their peak last year, another price drop is really needed.

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PostRe: The Playstation 4 sales thread - 40m sold
by jawafour » Thu May 26, 2016 12:38 pm

A Eurogamer reader (and I'm not making this up!) wrote:I don't care what Microsoft's Xbox "Scorpio" brings to the table, I'll always have your back, Sony!

playstation4ever!

:lol: :fp: .

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PostRe: The Playstation 4 sales thread - 40m sold
by Pedz » Thu May 26, 2016 12:52 pm

Was it gamerforever?

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PostRe: The Playstation 4 sales thread - 40m sold
by Monkey Man » Tue Nov 01, 2016 12:09 pm

Sony's latest financials reveal a further 3.9m PlayStation 4 consoles were shipped between the start of July and end of September, taking the worldwide tally up to 47.4m PS4s shipped. PS4 passed the 40 million worldwide sales milestone in May.

That three-month period included the launch of the cheaper PS4 Slim console, which arrived in 500GB form 16th September, and 1TB form 29th September.

That three-month period did not include the 13th October launch of PlayStation VR, sales of which, Sony said in the financial report, "are on track".

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2016- ... r-on-track

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PostRe: The Playstation 4 sales thread - 3.9m shipped last quarter
by Monkey Man » Mon Nov 14, 2016 12:16 pm

Last week in the UK -

PS4 Pro - 40K
PS4 - 25K
XB1 - 45K
No details on NES Mini

£20m revenue for Sony & £9m for MS.

http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2 ... -last-week

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PostRe: The Playstation 4 sales thread - 40K Pro's sold in UK Launch week
by Parksey » Mon Nov 14, 2016 3:58 pm

It's good that we can know exactly how many Pros were sold. It'll just make The Cleansing so much easier.

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PostRe: The Playstation 4 sales thread - 40K Pro's sold in UK Launch week
by NickSCFC » Mon Nov 28, 2016 11:38 am

Black Friday week was the best ever for PS4 in the UK

http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2 ... -uk-launch

PS4 - 142,578
Xbox One - 92,578

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PostRe: The Playstation 4 sales thread - 40K Pro's sold in UK Launch week
by Poser » Mon Nov 28, 2016 11:45 am

Thing with that is, now it's been available bundled for less than £200, I'd personally never pay more than that. I wonder if the Black Friday blowout sales ever damage long-term sales.

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PostRe: The Playstation 4 sales thread - 40m sold
by christmasforever » Mon Nov 28, 2016 2:18 pm

Pedz wrote:Was it gamerforever?


Nope, but proud I have built up a following!

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PostRe: The Playstation 4 sales thread - 50m sold
by NickSCFC » Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:20 am

53.4 million sold to consumers!

http://www.gamespot.com/articles/ps4-sa ... 0-6446644/

It's now overtaken the SNES which had sold 49.10m

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PostRe: The Playstation 4 sales thread - 53m sold
by NickSCFC » Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:55 am

Japan's weekly sales chart gives a good indication as to the Slim/Pro sales split

http://m.neogaf.com/showthread.php?t=1352631

PS4 - 28,902
PS4 Pro - 6,398

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Xbox One - 117 :dread:

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PostRe: The Playstation 4 sales thread - 53m sold
by Parksey » Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:17 am

I can only presume those 117 people wanted it as a post-modern table mat, as they aren't going to be able to find any games for the thing in shops.

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PostRe: The Playstation 4 sales thread - 53m sold
by Saint of Killers » Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:20 am

Maaan, those are some shitty console numbers. How's Switch doing over there? Will Sony have to release a different PS5 in Japan compared to the one it releases everywhere else, or maybe a new handheld? How's their mobile games department doing?

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