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Re: The Playstation 4 sales thread - 3m shipped last quarter

Posted: Thu Oct 29, 2015 10:47 am
by Rax
GrinWithoutaKat wrote:Wii U has shipped 10.7 million after 3 years. That's direct from Nintendo in their investor briefing on tuesday. They were at 7.29 at the 8 quarters stage, which is what that list/where the PS4 is now.

I don't know why MS aren't giving numbers. I mean, I know why they'd not WANT to share them, but as a public company, aren't they under some kind of obligation?

They can lump it into "devices" or total sales for the xbox division and hide them that way. Theyre under an obligation to show how each division is doing but I dont think they need to break it down to consoles shipped or sold or anything like that.

Its incredible to think that this was all caused by Don Mattrick and the horrible reveal for the Xbone, on paper I should like it, it has the games I want and I love the controller but I just cant get that bad taste of that reveal out of my mouth which makes me think if I were to get a console it would be a PS4.

Re: The Playstation 4 sales thread - 3m shipped last quarter

Posted: Thu Oct 29, 2015 10:52 am
by NickSCFC
Similar to last generation where PS3 outsold 360 every month globally but Microsoft focussed on NPD because it was still ahead in America.

You'll never get the full picture from Microsoft, at least Nintendo are up front with their failings.

Re: The Playstation 4 sales thread - 3m shipped last quarter

Posted: Thu Oct 29, 2015 10:54 am
by suzzopher
GrinWithoutaKat wrote:Wii U has shipped 10.7 million after 3 years. That's direct from Nintendo in their investor briefing on tuesday. They were at 7.29 at the 8 quarters stage, which is what that list/where the PS4 is now.

I don't know why MS aren't giving numbers. I mean, I know why they'd not WANT to share them, but as a public company, aren't they under some kind of obligation?


It is weird to think we won't be getting Xbox numbers anymore other than Live account numbers.

Re: The Playstation 4 sales thread - 4m shipped last quarter

Posted: Thu Oct 29, 2015 11:02 am
by NickSCFC
That works both ways, the lowest estimates I saw last week had them at 14m sold though it's probably closer to 16m.

People care about these things, if they know a console is selling well they're more likely to buy as they know it'll get long term support.

Look at the PS2 and Xbox, both similar in price, shared a lot of third party games and Xbox was the better console, but as PS2 was the market leader it continued to grow exponentially.

Re: The Playstation 4 sales thread - 4m shipped last quarter

Posted: Thu Oct 29, 2015 11:03 am
by Poser
In a month's time we'll get the Bone figures as 'number of global Windows 10 installations'.

Re: The Playstation 4 sales thread - 4m shipped last quarter

Posted: Thu Oct 29, 2015 11:55 am
by Preezy
NickSCFC wrote:Look at the PS2 and Xbox, both similar in price, shared a lot of third party games and Xbox was the better console

Says who? Totally subjective.

Re: The Playstation 4 sales thread - 4m shipped last quarter

Posted: Thu Oct 29, 2015 12:00 pm
by NickSCFC
Preezy wrote:
NickSCFC wrote:Look at the PS2 and Xbox, both similar in price, shared a lot of third party games and Xbox was the better console

Says who? Totally subjective.


Better specs
Better controller (S)
Better online infrastructure

Not entirely subjective, PS2 had better exclusives, but Xbox had the better hardware.

Re: The Playstation 4 sales thread - 4m shipped last quarter

Posted: Thu Oct 29, 2015 12:03 pm
by KjGarly
Gotta agree about the original Xbox. It's what got me into online gaming at the time, which is why I'd done the switch from PS to Xbox when the 360 was released only getting the PS3 a good year after launch or whenever it was Uncharted was released as that's what came with the bundle.

Re: The Playstation 4 sales thread - 4m shipped last quarter

Posted: Thu Oct 29, 2015 12:07 pm
by Saint of Killers
Poser wrote:In a month's time we'll get the Bone figures as 'number of global Windows 10 installations'.


irl lol

Re: The Playstation 4 sales thread - 4m shipped last quarter

Posted: Thu Oct 29, 2015 12:59 pm
by Moggy
NickSCFC wrote:
Preezy wrote:
NickSCFC wrote:Look at the PS2 and Xbox, both similar in price, shared a lot of third party games and Xbox was the better console

Says who? Totally subjective.


Better specs
Better controller (S)
Better online infrastructure

Not entirely subjective, PS2 had better exclusives, but Xbox had the better hardware.


God Nick, you are such an Xbox fanboy.

Re: The Playstation 4 sales thread - 4m shipped last quarter

Posted: Thu Oct 29, 2015 1:12 pm
by NickSCFC
Moggy wrote:God Nick, you are such an Xbox fanboy.


Loved my Bokky despite Microsoft shitcanning it 4 years after launch.

Re: The Playstation 4 sales thread - 4m shipped last quarter

Posted: Thu Oct 29, 2015 1:15 pm
by degoose
NickSCFC wrote:
Preezy wrote:
NickSCFC wrote:Look at the PS2 and Xbox, both similar in price, shared a lot of third party games and Xbox was the better console

Says who? Totally subjective.


Better specs
Better controller (S)
Better online infrastructure

Not entirely subjective, PS2 had better exclusives, but Xbox had the better hardware.

Quick report this to the mods, Nick's been hacked ;)

Re: The Playstation 4 sales thread - 4m shipped last quarter

Posted: Thu Oct 29, 2015 1:47 pm
by NickSCFC
Nah

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Re: The Playstation 4 sales thread - 4m shipped last quarter

Posted: Thu Oct 29, 2015 2:40 pm
by jawafour
NickSCFC wrote:...Xbox was the better console...

:o ... :shock: . Quote of the month year decade all-time CONFIRMED.

Re: The Playstation 4 sales thread - 4m shipped last quarter

Posted: Thu Oct 29, 2015 3:47 pm
by Moggy
jawafour wrote:
NickSCFC wrote:...Xbox was the better console...

:o ... :shock: . Quote of the month year decade all-time CONFIRMED.


It's almost sig worthy.

Re: The Playstation 4 sales thread - 4m shipped last quarter

Posted: Thu Oct 29, 2015 4:22 pm
by Wedgie
Gamerforever is going to cry.

Hand in your SDF badge.

Re: The Playstation 4 sales thread - 4m shipped last quarter

Posted: Thu Oct 29, 2015 10:15 pm
by NickSCFC
Sony forecast shipments will hit 39.8m by the end of March 2016

https://zhugeex.com/2015/10/sony-fy2015 ... 3-million/

Dayum suckah :datass:

Re: The Playstation 4 sales thread - 3m shipped last quarter

Posted: Thu Oct 29, 2015 10:24 pm
by bear
Rax wrote:
GrinWithoutaKat wrote:Wii U has shipped 10.7 million after 3 years. That's direct from Nintendo in their investor briefing on tuesday. They were at 7.29 at the 8 quarters stage, which is what that list/where the PS4 is now.

I don't know why MS aren't giving numbers. I mean, I know why they'd not WANT to share them, but as a public company, aren't they under some kind of obligation?

They can lump it into "devices" or total sales for the xbox division and hide them that way. Theyre under an obligation to show how each division is doing but I dont think they need to break it down to consoles shipped or sold or anything like that.

Its incredible to think that this was all caused by Don Mattrick and the horrible reveal for the Xbone, on paper I should like it, it has the games I want and I love the controller but I just cant get that bad taste of that reveal out of my mouth which makes me think if I were to get a console it would be a PS4.


I don't want anyone to think this is me making excuses as the guy was an absolute disaster but looking back the entire Ballmer era was terrible.

-Basically inventing the subscription based model with the Zunepass and then waiting years before bringing it to other platforms and customers outside the US
-Windows Live Mesh. It was Dropbox before Dropbox.
-The embarassing attempts to compete with iOS with Windows Phone 6.5 and then the utterly shambolic handling of Windows Phone 7
-Buying Nokias hardware division
-Bringing back Elop :dread: :dread: :dread: as part of that deal
-Launching a touch optimised OS in Windows 8 without having a touch optimised version of Windows Office even close to being ready
-Windows 8 in general but especially RT
-Scroogled
-The lack of investment in Xbox when they were on top with the 360

The last one is I suppose the most relevant to this discussion. If you look back at the last generation its baffling to look at how many times a cash rich Microsoft sat back and let other companies pick up relatively valuable IP and developers for what looks like pocket change compared to the Minecraft purchase. Mortal Kombat, Tomb Raider, Saints Row, Just Cause, Bizarre Creations, Relic, Deus Ex, Evolve, Tecmo, Bioware and Hitman all sold for a fraction of what Microsoft spent on Minecraft and most went for significantly less than what they have spent acquiring apps like Sunrise. If they still planned on pushing the always online angle with the Xboxone they'd still be in second place but if they had bought even a handful of the names I've mentioned they'd be playing with a much stronger hand. Instead of owning Tomb Raider they are now paying Square Enix compensation to keep it off PS4 for a year.

Re: The Playstation 4 sales thread - 4m shipped last quarter

Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2015 9:39 pm
by NickSCFC

Re: The Playstation 4 sales thread - 4m shipped last quarter

Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 6:59 am
by NickSCFC