PlayStation 4 Sales Surpass 70.6 Million Units Worldwide

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Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) today announced new sales milestones for PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, PlayStation VR, virtual reality system, and PS4 and PS VR games.
  • PS4 has cumulatively sold through more than 70.6M units to consumers worldwide as of December 3, 2017.
  • More than 617.8 million copies of PS4 games have been sold at retail stores globally and through digital downloads on PlayStation Store as of December 3, 2017.
  • Based on strong momentum of PS4, PS VR cumulatively sold through more than 2M units to consumers worldwide as of December 3, 2017.
  • 150 titles have been released for PS VR, achieving more than 12.2 million copies sold at retail stores globally and through digital downloads on PlayStation Store as of December 3, 2017.
"We are delighted that so many people are enjoying the unique entertainment proposition of PlayStation 4 and that an emerging technology like PlayStation VR continues to gain traction," said Andrew House, Chairman of Sony Interactive Entertainment. "I cannot thank our fans and partners enough. Their support, since the launch of very first PlayStation in 1994, has helped to make PlayStation one of the biggest console gaming networks in the world. We will continue to work closely with partners to maintain this momentum and remain steadfast in making PS4 the best place to play."

On the software front, PS4's portfolio will continue to expand with an array of games including God of War, Detroit: Become Human, Spider-Man, Shadow of Colossus, Dreams, Days Gone,Far Cry 5 (Ubisoft) and Monster Hunter: World (Capcom). Currently there are more than 130 highly anticipated games and video contents in development for PS VR to be launched by the end of 2018, including The Inpatient and Bravo Team, utilizing the unique VR experience.


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As ever I am curious how many of those are active consoles and how many were people getting a PS4k for no great reason. Failure rate seems low enough that we don't have to do a RRoD equivalent and media players seem ubiquitous enough that I have to wonder at the component going for that.

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[insert switch fanboy baiting comment], link to http://gbatemp.net/threads/nintendo...ts-to-14-million-units-for-first-year.488137/
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As ever I am curious how many of those are active consoles and how many were people getting a PS4k for no great reason. Failure rate seems low enough that we don't have to do a RRoD equivalent and media players seem ubiquitous enough that I have to wonder at the component going for that.

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[insert switch fanboy baiting comment], link to http://gbatemp.net/threads/nintendo...ts-to-14-million-units-for-first-year.488137/
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Well see. I'm content with how Nintendo is doing, but I can't forsee them matching Sonys pace at all.
 
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From what I've seen, the PlayStation 4 isn't quite the one-way battle the PlayStation 2 was, but it does seem like it's the predominant console of this generation. The Xbox One seems a bit boring, and the Wii U flopped. Not sure if the Switch counts for this generation, but even if it did, it doesn't have the base the PS4 does. At least, not yet.
 

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I will one day have to look into the xbone and where it faltered.

Throughout the PS360 MS's offering held up well enough, and once the PS3 got out of its initial funk it was all much of a muchness. I can't imagine it is all the taint of the always on and kinect. Maybe it was that initial price.

Here though exclusives kind of mean something again (a pity from where I sit), though as it is not quite PS2 levels you can still get a reasonable show from the xbone.
 

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I will one day have to look into the xbone and where it faltered.

Throughout the PS360 MS's offering held up well enough, and once the PS3 got out of its initial funk it was all much of a muchness. I can't imagine it is all the taint of the always on and kinect. Maybe it was that initial price.

Here though exclusives kind of mean something again (a pity from where I sit), though as it is not quite PS2 levels you can still get a reasonable show from the xbone.
A Microsoft console is redundant when the vast majority of gaming PCs run on Windows anyway. I'm probably not the only one that sees it that way. During the 360 era PC gaming was nothing special, it started really taking off toward the end of that. Sony had Soulslikes going into PS4, and I think that captured a lot of attention. Attention they managed to keep with just enough quality exclusives to string people along.

Basically, PS4 is doing something special software-wise, Switch is doing something special hardware-wise, PC is the best of all worlds (but not portable), and XB1 plays downgraded PC games.
 
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I'm sensing the PS5 is going to be teased soon and the PS4 isn't even at its peak yet, IMHO.

Not sure we have the graphics leap to justify a new console generation yet. Sony would do better to take advantage of its huge installed base.
 

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Do you need the leap? Ease of programming could probably stand in.

So Sony should risk its momentum and start anew because "ease of programming" appeals to the customer? I thought the profit was in selling games, not consoles.

Doesn't make sense to me but whatever floats your boat.
 
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So Sony should risk its momentum and start anew because "ease of programming" appeals to the customer? I thought the profit was in selling games, not consoles.

Doesn't make sense to me but whatever floats your boat.
I dare say you missed where I was heading, though I suppose I was unclear.

As it stands one of us going and making a platformer that runs on a 16 bit console would be a serious feat, chuck one of the dozen PC game creators at us and we will be spending 90% of the time making levels.
By similar token the PS360 saw games that would have looked stunning on the PS2 and xbox (doable but top tier company) and towards the end of that we saw the devs having to really hard optimise to make things fit in the paltry sum of memory and storage.
Today I see something somewhat similar with the PS4 and xbone where people are spending the time to really optimise code, spend ages dicking around with shaders and all that other jazz. They bump the hardware up and any old dev then gets to play at that level and that could be a good thing.
 

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