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So Europe is king and the UK doesn't buy much.



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Random_Matt said:
So Europe is king and the UK doesn't buy much.

How come? Over 6.8 million is a lot for a country of 66 million people.

I wish my country of Poland could sell half of that with population of 38 million, but I think we barely hit 1 million maybe.

Last edited by Radek - on 17 September 2019

Radek said:
Random_Matt said:
So Europe is king and the UK doesn't buy much.

How come? Over 6.8 million is a lot for a country of 66 million people.

I wish my country of Poland could sell half of that with population of 38 million, but I think we barely hit 1 million maybe.

Lol, completely underestimated the population of Japan. My original point was supposed to be how a country which barely supports home consoles out performs the United Kingdom.



Evilms said:
Replicant said:

At least, blu ray losses were lumped together with PS3 losses iirc and the mistakes helped Sony make PS4 into a great success. Still, ouch.

I wonder why PS1 was more profitable than PS2?

The PS1 was cheaper to produce than the PS2, another factor the PS2 have a DVD.

I suspected the reason to be cheaper manufacturing costs as well but I'm quite surprised that royalties from selling 1.537 billion PS2 games versus 0.962 billion PS1 games (link) didn't put PS2 on top.



Just did some amateur calculations using the populations per country with the most up-to-date numbers I could get with Google's search results. I only used the numbers from the post on the first page with PS4 sales per country.

Percentage of population in PS4 sales:

1. UK (10.30%)
1 in 9.71
6.8m consoles / 66.04m people

2. United States (9.17%)
1 in 10.91
30.0m consoles / 327.2m people

3. France (8.96%)
1 in 11.17
6m consoles / 66.99m people

4. Germany (8.70%)
1 in 11.50
7.2m consoles / 82.79m people

5. Spain (6.64%)
1 in 15.07
3.1m consoles / 46.72m people

6. Japan (6.55%)
1 in 15.28
8.3m consoles / 126.8m people

Edit: I'm curious how much these numbers would change if XB1 and Switch were to be included.



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Farsala said:
It looks like Germany might surpass Japan soon, even with a significantly smaller population.

The PS4 hasn't done very well in Japan, and to be fair, it's partly due to a declining gaming market in that region. Switch sales in Japan have already surpassed the PS4, but worldwide this won't happen for a long time, if ever.



colafitte said:
It seems that compared to PS2, PS4 has diminished in sales in US, Japan and probably UK but it will end selling way more everywhere else.....

XBox has surely robbed PS of at least 15M in sales in the US alone.Back in the PS2 era... Xbox was doing anywhere near as well as its at least doing now in those two territories.



Replicant said:
Evilms said:

The PS1 was cheaper to produce than the PS2, another factor the PS2 have a DVD.

I suspected the reason to be cheaper manufacturing costs as well but I'm quite surprised that royalties from selling 1.537 billion PS2 games versus 0.962 billion PS1 games (link) didn't put PS2 on top.

The PS2 was sold at a bigger loss per unit at launch than the PS1, plus Sony was more aggressive with price cuts. In early 2002 Sony was under no pressure from the Xbox and GC, but they cut the PS2 price by $100 in May anyway. I assume that Sony wanted to force the other competitors out of the market too after Sega had already bitten the dust a bit earlier, hence the aggressive strategy.

Another factor that has not come up yet is that the PSP launched during the tail end of the PS2 era, so the losses that the PSP incurred during its early going (the hardware was sold at a loss) hurt the PS2 with the used methodology in that graph.



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Evilms said:

oh very interesting infos again! really great comment.

sony invest the most money in their games in the last years (more than microsoft & nintendo, thats a fact), so the ps4-result is good to see =)



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