The PlayStation 4 reaches 102.8 million sales, becomes second best-selling home console of all time

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    New statistics show that the PlayStation 4 is one of the most popular game consoles of all time. According to Sony's recent financial results for the quarter, the PlayStation 4 has just reached a massive 102.80 million sales. This officially places the PS4 as the second highest-selling home video game console, dethroning both its progenitor, the original PlayStation, and Nintendo's massively popular Wii in one fell swoop. The only console that surpasses such high sales numbers is the PlayStation 2, which sold over 155 million units during its reign. If you factor handheld consoles into the equation, then the PS4 is only the fourth highest-selling, beaten out by the original Game Boy/Color line, and the Nintendo DS.

    While attaining such a high amount of sales is impressive, it appears that as the PlayStation 4's lifespan comes to a close, sales are beginning to slowly decrease. Sony originally predicted that the console would sell 15 million units this fiscal year, but they've lowered their projections to a slightly smaller 13.5 million.

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  1. kumikochan

    kumikochan GBAtemp Psycho!

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    One can only say congrats to them for having the two top spots. Hopefully this will make the other brands yearn for that spot and give us great stuff in the future
     
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  2. YOUCANTSTOPME

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    :toot::toot::toot:
    It is a good console, after all.
     
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  3. MythicalData

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    I love me some Playstation games
     
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  4. Justinde75

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    Ah yes
    The fortnite console
     
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  5. YOUCANTSTOPME

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    Speak for yourself. :D
     
  6. Justinde75

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    I didnt get mine for fortnite
    But i'll let you know that I worked at a kindergarden for a couple months and I heard all the parents say to the other parents that "I am going to buy him a playstation 4 so he can finally play fortnite"
    A ton of parents buy ps4s so that the kids can play fortnite. And thats literally the only thing they play on it
     
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  7. DANTENDO

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    Did you do Yr job properly and tell em it's a 12 plus game :D
     
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  8. Sonic Angel Knight

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    *Throws playstation 4 out the window*

    102.80 million minus one. :ninja:

    This is called sabotage :creep:
     
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    If they played something else it was either minecraft or straight up gta/cod.
    Parents dont care as long as their children stay quiet

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    Still purchased one :unsure:
     
  10. Bladexdsl

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    all them sales and still no games :P

    they can also shove the ps5 up their ass too it's just switch and pc for me from on on. i won't be tricked again.
     
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  11. DANTENDO

    DANTENDO I Won year sub Edge mag 1996 hot topic digitiser

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    I'm sure 9000 of yr posts are full of diarrhoea
     
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  12. Veho

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    102.80 million peasants out there ;O;

    Nah, it's a good console with a great library. Well done Sony.
     
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  13. YOUCANTSTOPME

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    :unsure: Yeah cause that makes sense.
     
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  14. linuxares

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    I remember how much it struggled at the beginning of it's life. It all pointed to the PS4 being a major flop for Sony. Man it have turned around haven't it?
     
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  15. DANTENDO

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    The PS4 struggled at the beginning I'm sure Yr just making things up
     
  16. Dust2dust

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    Impressive figures, for sure! Yet I never felt inclined to buy one. Maybe when they can be bought dirt cheap in pawn shops or garage sales. I wasn't impressed overall by PS3's library, and therefore never bothered to check out the PS4.
     
  17. Silent_Gunner

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    This is what happens when your competition does shit like this:



    I'd blame it's initial struggles to there not being many actual "next generation" games for the system at launch. Remember how Watch_Dogs 1 was on PS3 and 360? Or both versions of MGSV being on the 7th generation consoles? Or how Assassin's Creed 4 was also a cross-generation game?

    It'd be like if GTA3 and/or MGS2 was also on PS1 as opposed to being PS2 exclusives at the time!
     
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  18. emigre

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    Not really. PS4 has been doing gangbusters since launch.
     
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  19. NoNAND

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    Well this comes as no surprise.
    Sony know what they are doing and what the masses want.
    Sony always wins baby.
     
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