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Can the PS4 really outsell the PS2?

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The only way it can happen is if Bill Gates and Steve Balmer buy 25 million units each.



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Its going to be hard with Japan declining in dedicated game hardware sales



This gen will look more like gen 5 in sales.
PS4=PS1
XB1=N64
WiiU=Saturn



End of 2009 Predictions (Set, January 1st 2009)

Wii- 72 million   3rd Year Peak, better slate of releases

360- 37 million   Should trend down slightly after 3rd year peak

PS3- 29 million  Sales should pick up next year, 3rd year peak and price cut

People thought it would have 20m by Jan 2015, it's not there yet!!



Hardly, but around 100-120m very posible.



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No.



The current market context doesn't allow any console to do it. The market can change eventually but right now, nothing can sell as well as ps2.



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No, I don't think it will sell as much as the Ps4 with or without VR.



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its possible, although seems that the library on ps4 wont be as epic as the ps2 library, but thats no problem since ps4 isnt selling well due to the software library
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2015-02-26-top-factor-driving-ps4-purchases-is-better-resolution-survey
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By Tom Phillips Published 26/02/2015

The top reason for buying a PlayStation 4 over its competitors this generation is the console's perceived "better resolution", a new US survey reports.

The study, undertaken by numbers company Nielsen, listed the top five reasons given by consumers for choosing either the PS4, Xbox One or Wii U.

4000 teens and adults were polled over two phases, before and after Christmas, as well as 400 children.

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The second-most important feature listed by PS4 adopters was the console's Blu-ray player - a feature that Xbox One also boasts, but that only Sony included in its last-gen console (and is nowhere to be seen on the Xbox One's list).

The PS4's game library and "faster processing power" were also listed, ahead of it being simply "what the family wants".

Xbox One owners picked the console's brand as their top reason for purchasing, perhaps due to the high market share of the Xbox 360 last generation in North America.

The Xbox One's "innovative features" scored second place in its list (perhaps the lure of US cable TV compatibility, or even voice control and Kinect), followed by "faster processing power".

Exclusive games and content were also important - a reason not found at all on Sony's list. Microsoft has again managed to secure exclusive or timed-exclusive DLC and features for top franchises such as Call of Duty and FIFA this generation, along with its own strong stable of first-party brands such as Forza, Fable and Halo.

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It's a completely different story for Wii U, where "fun factor" is the top reason for purchase, followed by its kid-friendly status, its price and value, its backwards compatibility (with the Wii, but perhaps also its Virtual Console) and its exclusive Nintendo games.

Nintendo also fares well in a table detailing last-gen console ownership, broken down by consumers' current console choice. 86 per cent of Wii U owners owned a Wii, the highest percentage of brand loyalty for any platform.

76 per cent of Xbox One owners had owned a Xbox 360, while just 66 per cent of PS4 owners had owned a PS3. But, crucially, more Xbox 360 owners jumped ship and bought a PS4 (59 per cent) than PS3 owners bought an Xbox One (43 per cent).

 


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