Next Gen sales are Neck&Neck

Discussion in 'User Submitted News' started by chavosaur, Dec 12, 2013.

  1. chavosaur
    OP

    chavosaur Austin Trujillo

    pip Contributor
    4,786
    8,637
    Mar 11, 2012
    United States
    Huntersville, NC
    [​IMG]
    So i never actually saw a news article relating to when the PS4 sales jumped up but in any case, we should all be aware now the the PS4 has sold over 2.1 Million consoles worldwide since its recent release in most other countries around the globe.​
    Then of course we had the usual rebuttal of "Ha, take that Xbone, love to see you catch up now."​
    Well… looks like they already did​
    Now, I know sales articles usually aren't well accepted and hated on most of the time, but there are a few key points o discuss here.​
    First off, Both of these console titans are setting ENORMOUS sales records, which is even exceeding the predictions of most Marketers that continue to think the Home Console market is dying.​
    Second, Both consoles are absolutely decimating any sales figures of Nintendo's Wii-U at the moment, a console that had a head start of over a Year.​
    Lets put it this way. The Wii-U has lifetime sales of about 4Million. in less then a month, both consoles have already met half of that, and together have matched the sales of Nintendo's Home console, which absolutely no one expected to happen.​
    And third, Both consoles are still selling at enormous rates. In fact, it is predicted that by the beginning of January, both consoles will have sold a whopping 3 MILLION EACH.​
    In my opinion, both are completely worthy consoles. Fanboyisms set aside, i like them both, and would like to see both platforms excell. I predict that these two giants will remain Neck and Neck for most of their lifespan.​
    So now begs the question.​
    Where does that leave Nintendo?​
    Thoughts?​
     


  2. Chary

    Chary Never sleeps

    pip Reporter
    GBAtemp Patron
    Chary is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    4,155
    12,700
    Oct 2, 2012
    United States
    "average of 111,111"

    That is a...heck of an average.
     
    shakirmoledina likes this.
  3. gamefan5

    gamefan5 Kid Icarus Uprising connoiseur

    Member
    4,942
    2,064
    Aug 29, 2010
    Canada
    Somewhere in this Earth
    Good to see MC's 180 was worth it.
    I find these numbers to be impressive, and I even expect these numbers to surpasses WIiU sales by year's end.
     
    chavosaur likes this.
  4. chavosaur
    OP

    chavosaur Austin Trujillo

    pip Contributor
    4,786
    8,637
    Mar 11, 2012
    United States
    Huntersville, NC
    The most direct quote from Microsoft says 111,000, I think CNN just wanted to make it look more flashy :P
     
    Chary likes this.
  5. ShadowSoldier

    ShadowSoldier GBAtemp Guru

    Member
    9,383
    3,300
    Oct 8, 2009
    Canada
    Not sure if the quote about the WiiU was necessary to add other than to instigate a flame war. Even if you didn't want that to happen, you know it will...
     
    T Link7 likes this.
  6. Gahars

    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

    Member
    10,254
    17,403
    Aug 5, 2011
    United States
    New Jersey
    The PS4 passed 2 million a week or so ago, right after it launched in Europe. The Xbox One is trailing the PS4 by about a week... which makes perfect sense, since it came out a week later.

    Honestly, I think it's way too early to call it in any way, shape, or form. The PS4 and Xbox One are both performing extremely well right now, but what matters most is how well they can maintain that momentum. After all, the Wii U sold 3 million or so units by last March... and took the rest of the year to get to 4 million. It doesn't matter how fast you come out of the gate if you immediately trip and fall.

    That being said, if the competition between the PS4 and Xbox One stay this close, we may just have to call this the "necks" gen.
     
    Thomas83Lin and chavosaur like this.
  7. p1ngpong

    p1ngpong Irish ex captain

    Former Staff
    6,432
    10,285
    Apr 18, 2008
    Croatia
    DS Scene
    There isn't much to say about this, it is great news for gamers all around. With numbers like that anyone who early adopted either console is pretty much guaranteed strong third party support over the next few months and coming years despite both consoles having a pretty weak launch lineup.
     
  8. azoreseuropa

    azoreseuropa GBAtemp Guru

    Member
    5,597
    789
    Nov 6, 2002
    Portugal
    Proud to be Portuguese but I am in USA.
    I do not care about how many consoles are sold better than one another. I just buy the console that I like and the games that I want to play. Sony and Nintendo remains in my tradition to purchase forever. Microsoft is a no no for me and never will because I have PC.
     
  9. Tom Bombadildo

    Tom Bombadildo Honk!

    pip Contributor
    GBAtemp Patron
    Tom Bombadildo is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    10,368
    10,200
    Jul 11, 2009
    United States
    I forgot
    Always good to see successful launches like this.

    Though it's still next to impossible to get a PS4 in my area, as well as online >.< Only downside of this...lol
     
  10. Hielkenator

    Hielkenator GBAtemp Psycho!

    Member
    4,219
    385
    Feb 7, 2010
    Netherlands
    Nintendo? Right here in my living room and on my lap!
     
  11. chavosaur
    OP

    chavosaur Austin Trujillo

    pip Contributor
    4,786
    8,637
    Mar 11, 2012
    United States
    Huntersville, NC
    Funny story about that, I'm primarily a cart attendant at Target, and I just happened to be back near electronics (I get shifts back there every once in awhile).
    My friend Derek came from the back room with 4 PS4's in his hands. I sat there, watched him stick them in the case near the playstation section and said "we just get those in?"
    He was like yep, now watch this.
    I shit you not those things sold out in less then ten minutes. I left for ten minutes to check the front for carts, got bored, walked back and all 4 were freaking gone, along with a shelf of different titles, extra dualshock 4's and other accessories.
    Holy hecky.
    EDIT: and this was on like Tuesday. No special day, just a Tuesday.
     
    EZ-Megaman likes this.
  12. Tom Bombadildo

    Tom Bombadildo Honk!

    pip Contributor
    GBAtemp Patron
    Tom Bombadildo is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    10,368
    10,200
    Jul 11, 2009
    United States
    I forgot
    Every now and again Newegg will list the PS4 in stock, but you have to buy it in one of their $600+ bundles >.<

    EDIT: And speak of the devil, PS4 was in stock at Amazon and I was able to grab one! :yay:
     
  13. orcid

    orcid GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    310
    125
    Sep 14, 2009
    Australia
    Mabe they are neck to neck now, but I think it`s only the case because it is nearly impossible to buy PS4. It was nearly imposssible to buy one without preorder and even all preordered PS4 aren`t delivered here. Getting a xbox one was not such a problem.
     
  14. Satangel

    Satangel BEAST

    Member
    10,255
    556
    Nov 27, 2006
    Belgium
    Bruges, Belgium
    Let's hope these 2 keep it up, a good start but it can fall of pretty quick. I'm hoping for XBone personally but can't see them win in the long end, PlayStation is just such a strong brand and they have a very loyal userbase.
     
  15. Taleweaver

    Taleweaver Storywriter

    Member
    5,527
    1,577
    Dec 23, 2009
    Belgium
    Belgium
    Okay...seriously, guys. I want to know the reason all these people buy these consoles. It can't be that hard to make an honest tally among them... :unsure:


    I know this site isn't exactly unbiased, but with all the predictions and such, the PS4 predictions are nowhere even closely to what I would have expected. And that the xbone matches that sales record is even MORE of a riddle to me. So...WTF am I missing here??? :wacko:
     
  16. Tom Bombadildo

    Tom Bombadildo Honk!

    pip Contributor
    GBAtemp Patron
    Tom Bombadildo is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    10,368
    10,200
    Jul 11, 2009
    United States
    I forgot
    Err...people like games?

    I know the whole thing behind not buying a console at launch and all, but some people don't care as long as there are worthwhile launch titles to play. The launch titles for the PS4/XBone included CoD/BF/AssCreed, there hasn't been a lot of console launches with best sellers like these being launch titles.
     
    chavosaur likes this.
  17. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

    Member
    15,980
    3,673
    Nov 17, 2008
    Australia
    Queensland
    it's hilarious how the ps4/xbone are classified as next gen when all they both are is just an overclocked versions of it's predecessors :rofl2
     
    calmwaters likes this.
  18. trumpet-205

    trumpet-205 Embrace the darkness within

    Member
    4,363
    542
    Jan 14, 2009
    United States
    Huh?

    PS4 and X1 have nothing in common with PS3 and X360. They are too radically different.

    If anything, Wii U is just an overclocked version of Wii and GameCube from spec point of view.
     
  19. ShadowSoldier

    ShadowSoldier GBAtemp Guru

    Member
    9,383
    3,300
    Oct 8, 2009
    Canada
    Umm.. no? Entirely different architecture and hardware inside.
     
    The Milkman likes this.
  20. FireGrey

    FireGrey Undercover Admin

    Member
    3,920
    909
    Apr 13, 2010
    The PS4 is superior in specs, has a much better online subscription (free games!) I don't give a crap about media entertainment, I don't care about the Xbox One exclusives, yet somehow i'm still deciding between the PS4 and Xbox One...
     
    f0rCe likes this.