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The PS4 is selling really good and I expect that to continue. It sold 70.6 million in 4 years and 2 weeks (integral Black Friday weeks). It's probably going to hit 100 million in the next 24 months. Question is, can it do it in less time than the PS2 did?

The PS1 took 9 years and 6 months to reach the same milestone for comparison.



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It should have shipped around 100m units by March 2019, so about 5 years 4 months.



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Barkley said:
It should have shipped around 100m units by March 2019, so about 5 years 4 months.

That sounds about right to me.

January 2018 = 74-75 million sold

March 2018 = 80 million shipped

January 2019 = 92-96 million sold

March 2019 = 100 million shipped

 



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Interesting question, but that makes me wonder. If VGChartz is anything to go by, the DS took 4 years and 5 month to reach 100 million sold, and therefore is the current record holder. Can the PS4 (or any future console) beat this record? Cuz you know, comparing it to PS2 is boring



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LethalP said:

The PS4 is selling really good and I expect that to continue. It sold 70.6 million in 4 years and 2 weeks (integral Black Friday weeks). It's probably going to hit 100 million in the next 24 months. Question is, can it do it in less time than the PS2 did?

The PS1 took 9 years and 6 months to reach the same milestone for comparison.

Hmmm.... March 2019?.... so thats what? 4 years and 5 month's  (~53 months)?

If the PS2 really took 5years (in actually months (5x12 = 60months), then I think PS4 could do it quicker).

Barkley said:
It should have shipped around 100m units by March 2019, so about 5 years 4 months.

Lmao good prediction :) I posted mine and went to look at the thread and saw your post.

But 5years and 4months sounds wrong doesnt it?

2months -> 2013 -> 2014. so +2months

2018-2014 = 4 years.

3 months into 2019 = +3 months.

4 years +5 (3+2) months = March of 2019  right?



Vor said:
Interesting question, but that makes me wonder. If VGChartz is anything to go by, the DS took 4 years and 5 month to reach 100 million sold, and therefore is the current record holder. Can the PS4 (or any future console) beat this record? Cuz you know, comparing it to PS2 is boring

DS tapped into a crazy market that the PS4 didn't though. It sold like 30 million a year and was cheap as fuck. PS4 is still officially at the launch price of the PS2, and has direct competition targeting the exact same demographic. I compare to the PS2 because it's part of the same market. I get that PS4 and DS are still both gaming machines, but they are 2 completely different demographics. Not taking away from the DS,because the fact that it could even tap into that market in the first place was impressive innovation on Nintendos part and they earned every sale. It's just that the DS had more potential buyers from the get go.



LethalP said:
Barkley said:
It should have shipped around 100m units by March 2019, so about 5 years 4 months.

That sounds about right to me.

January 2018 = 74-75 million sold

March 2018 = 80 million shipped

January 2019 = 92-96 million sold

March 2019 = 100 million shipped

Lmao at all 3 of us predicting March 2019.



Remember when after a year or two ps4 was selling faster then the ps2 and lots proclaimed it wouldn't be long falling behind. Well now we are talking about it hitting 100m first. Truly a beast. I would love to see Sony break their own record for fastest playstation to hit 100m. The ps4 deserves it.



LethalP said:
Vor said:

DS tapped into a crazy market that the PS4 didn't though. It sold like 30 million a year and was cheap as fuck. PS4 is still officially at the launch price of the PS2, and has direct competition targeting the exact same demographic. I compare to the PS2 because it's part of the same market. I get that PS4 and DS are still both gaming machines, but they are 2 completely different demographics. Not taking away from the DS,because the fact that it could even tap into that market in the first place was impressive innovation on Nintendos part and they earned every sale. It's just that the DS had more potential buyers from the get go.

You kinda get my point there. If PS4 still manage to win against all odds it would become a legend. The PS4 vs PS2 battle favored PS2 a bit yet the PS4 still manage to put up a close fight.



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