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PlayStation 4 sell through in the US has surpassed 30 million

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It seems PS4 will end selling something like this:

US 38-40M Less than PS2 (around 48M), less than X360 (around 44M), around the same as Wii (around 40M) and more than PS1 (around 35M)
Europe 53-55M Just behind PS2 (around 56M), but way ahead of PS1 (around 37M), PS3 (around 35M), Wii (around 34M) and X360 (around 26M)
JP 10-11M On par with PS3 (around 10'5M), less than Wii (around 13M) and way less than PS2 (around 23M) and PS1 (around 19M)
ROTW 23-25M On par with PS2 (around 25M) and way more than everyone else, PS3 (around 12'5M), Wii (around 9'5M),PS1 and X360 (both around 9M)

TOTAL 124-131M

Not bad for a console that has spent 6 years or more at 300$ or more. Software is going to be close to PS2 at 1500M too, but with way more profits this gen thanks to DLC's and MTX.

Sony really hit the jackpot with the PS4....



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colafitte said:

Sony really hit the jackpot with the PS4....

not to mention, that this gen was probably the most valuable gen to win

going forwards ppl will have pretty giant digital libraries that they will expect to migrate to the next consoles, like they do on their smartphones, so the percentage of ppl going into a different eco system should drop quite a bit



What were PS3 lifetime sales in the U.S.?

Also ... I didn't know Germany accounted for so much console sales!



Great milestone

The way Germany is stanning



PS4 be at 100mil right?



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Lafiel said:
colafitte said:

Sony really hit the jackpot with the PS4....

not to mention, that this gen was probably the most valuable gen to win

going forwards ppl will have pretty giant digital libraries that they will expect to migrate to the next consoles, like they do on their smartphones, so the percentage of ppl going into a different eco system should drop quite a bit

Probably true.

What is surprising about this is that in the US PS4 success is not as impressive or dominating as in the rest of the world. In US Microsoft with XBO is going to end around 27-28M sold (even more than what PS3 achieved in US last gen). That means that the ratio between the two is around 57:43 or 58:42. In UK it must be similar too. Microsoft is in a delicate position starting next gen if they don't start as strong as XBO did. The console is ending badly in both markets and i wonder if the loyal Xbox consumer that helped keeping the sales very close to PS4 this gen will disappear for next gen or just switch sides to PS5. Even the next gen of consumers that never grew up playing with a X360 won't have the nostalgia effect either so they will go to the most popular thing at the moment. If the ratio in those countries grows closer to 70-30 next gen or bigger...., PS5 can reach a next level of financial success  and Xbox will find themselves in a very critical situation...



AngryLittleAlchemist said:
What were PS3 lifetime sales in the U.S.?

Also ... I didn't know Germany accounted for so much console sales!

26-27M if i remember correctly.



Evilms said:

Japan : 8,3 million
Germany : 7,2 million
UK : 6,8 million
France : 6 million
Spain : 3.1 million

For comparison with PS3 numbers lifetime sales :

Japan : 10.47 million
UK : 5.92 million
France : 5.18 million
Germany : 4.54 million
Spain : 3 million


At first glance, I was surprised Germany came out ahead of the UK.  Then I remembered that the XBox is extremely popular in the UK.  The UK is the biggest video game market in Europe, but it is still impressive that PS4 has made such huge gains in Germany compared to the PS3.  Anyway here are the numbers that VGChartz has so far for generations 7 and 8.

Generation 7 hardware totals (in millions)

UK Germany France
PS3 6.12 4.74 5.42
XBox360 9.14 2.67 3.58
Wii 8.65 5.09 6.27
Total 23.91 12.5 15.27

Generation 8 hardware totals, Dec. 31, 2018 (in millions)

UK Germany France
PS4 6.28 6.43 5.11
XBox1 4.9 1.36 1.53
Wii U 0.69 0.75 0.85
Total 11.87 8.54 7.49


The UK is still the biggest home console market in Europe, but it doesn't have quite the lead that it used to.  In Generation 7, UK hardware totals were almost twice what Germany's were, and also Germany sold few consoles than either the UK or France for all 3 systems.  Now in Generation 8, Germany is a bigger market than France!  As said before PS4 is selling the stronger in Germany than any other European nation.  Sony has made some serious gains in Germany this generation.


Last edited by The_Liquid_Laser - on 15 September 2019

So if the 30 million in the U.S. accounts 30% of its total sales... It finally did, boys!



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PAOerfulone said:
So if the 30 million in the U.S. accounts 30% of its total sales... It finally did, boys!

If the PS4 had hit 100m, then ZhugeEX would have mentioned it. Too big of a milestone to forego mentioning it.



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