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PS4 Sells 5.9 Million Units Worldwide During 2017 Holiday Season, >73.6 Million Sold Through

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Pinkie_pie said:
Ka-pi96 said:

It did though...

We all thought it sold over 3m in November so November wasnt so great then

Sony Announced 70.4M for the end of November, so we already knew November sales... it was the best BF week ever for PS, and highest NPD ever for PS as well. So nothing "disappointing"



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

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CGI-Quality said:
Kerotan said:
Fun fact: Sony have never released a home console that sold under 73m. What an achievement. The home console Kings.

Here's another - only Nintendo and Sony have ever sold 20 million units in a Calendar Year. PS2 (2003, 2004) and PS4 (2017) - Wii (2009, 2010).

Among consoles and HH Nintendo have managed some quite crazy years of HW sales.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

quickrick said:
JRPGfan said:

Black friday was nuts, but they didnt have stock enough.....

December was weak, they wherent aggressive with bundles & prices.

If sony had wanted they probably could have ended this year another 2m higher or so.

yea seemed like they were happy with november and didn't want to sell the ps4 at a cheaper price. they should have went with the COD bundle instead of battlefront.

They should have went with a Horizon Zero Dawn Bundle but seems like they're doing alright regardless.



Errorist76 said:
CalmFire said:
Gonna be close to 100M by the end of next year.

Easily spring, more likely. Or did you mean THIS year?! That’s definitely still possible..Spider-Man alone could make that happen.

To be honest i dont think that spiderman will move millions of units alone. But with all other titles coming this year and a price cut for the pro and ps4, i too think the ps4 can do 25+ millions



KazumaKiryu said:
John19 said:

PS4 has sold through to consumers more than 5.9 million units*1 during the 2017 holiday season.

PS4 has now cumulatively sold through more than 73.6 million units*2 globally as of December 31, 2017. 

More than 55.9 million*3 PS4 games were sold during the 2017 holiday season in retail stores worldwide and through digital downloads on PlayStation®Store. This totals up to 645.0 million copies*4 cumulatively sold as of December 31, 2017.

VERY IMPRESSIVE. Gratulation @ the best Games-Console, PlayStation 4. And now, we have 2018 - the biggest Games-Year ever for the Player and Publisher. Good times < 3

End of march 2018.. 80 million units are possible, right ?

No chance.. MH is the only big title releasing till march, of course fc5 and ni no kuni 2 are releasing in march. But those 2 games will not have enough time to make a big impact for the last quarter of 2017



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Errorist76 said:
DialgaMarine said:
Didn’t have as strong of a holiday, but still a stronger year overall. Congrats Sony.

The limited stock for those 199,- PS4s definitely held them back. Plus many people planning to buy one last holiday, went for one of those BF deals, hence why December was a bit lower. Also don’t forget PSVR which also seemed quite popular.

There's a reason Sony run deals with limited stock or for a limited time and that's not to devalue the PS4 too much. Sony treat BF like it's the only time to get your hands on a super cheap PS4. Run the deals too long and you suffer a big slump going into the next year. Effectively you would just lose money to sell bigger amounts over the holiday.

There's a balance and I think Sony have mastered it over the last several years. MS haven't. 



Pillertriller said:
KazumaKiryu said:

VERY IMPRESSIVE. Gratulation @ the best Games-Console, PlayStation 4. And now, we have 2018 - the biggest Games-Year ever for the Player and Publisher. Good times < 3

End of march 2018.. 80 million units are possible, right ?

No chance.. MH is the only big title releasing till march, of course fc5 and ni no kuni 2 are releasing in march. But those 2 games will not have enough time to make a big impact for the last quarter of 2017

During PS4's slow months I believe it is selling about 750K-800K per week world wide. It may be less in January as most people who wanted to buy one, probably bought one in December. So even at 400-500K per week, that's around 2million per month. So that's 6 million by end of March. So it will be very close to 80 million, I think. Is God of War release before or after March?



CartBlanche said:
Pillertriller said:

No chance.. MH is the only big title releasing till march, of course fc5 and ni no kuni 2 are releasing in march. But those 2 games will not have enough time to make a big impact for the last quarter of 2017

During PS4's slow months I believe it is selling about 750K-800K per week world wide. It may be less in January as most people who wanted to buy one, probably bought one in December. So even at 400-500K per week, that's around 2million per month. So that's 6 million by end of March. So it will be very close to 80 million, I think. Is God of War release before or after March?

Not even close. That's around what it sells in the Autumn/Holiday period. For the slow months it wouldn't even be half of that.



Bet Shiken that COD would outsell Battlefield in 2018. http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8749702

Pillertriller said:

To be honest i dont think that spiderman will move millions of units alone. But with all other titles coming this year and a price cut for the proand ps4, i too think the ps4 can do 25+ millions

Isnt Spidey popular in the US ?



Great numbers for the PS4!Glad that 2017 was an overall great year for consoles.