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Forums - Sony Discussion - PS4 Lifetime Software Sales Approaching 1.5 BILLION Units - About To Pass PS2 For Most All-Time!

From industry analyst Daniel Ahmad (ZhugeEx):

https://twitter.com/ZhugeEX/status/1321494050843840513?s=20

PS4 has now sold approximately 1.5 billion games! It’s about to surpass PS2’s lifetime software sales total to become the highest selling software of all time on one system- pretty incredible!

No other system has crossed a billion games sold.

The PS4 system may not reach the PS2 total lifetime unit sales - but a permanent price drop to $199 could help it get close. Let’s see what Sony does after the PS5 drops.  Software sales may even exceed 2 billion by the end as the PS4 was able to sell over 320 million games in the past year alone.

Remarkable feat by Sony!



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It probably already passed 1.5B, and for sure this year it will surpass PS2 SW sales, even more with BC allowing some people that may jump to PS5 wanting to buy older games they didn't play.



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

Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."

Already!! Thats really impressive!



That might just be more impressive than selling more units than PS2. Making it $199 and taking a shot at the hardware sales crown however, would be exciting if they thought they truly had a shot. That would be a major PR headline during PS5's lifetime.



This might not be as impressive as you think. Long story short, I think this includes digital games, cheap games, indie games, etc. It's still impressive, for sure, but I'm not sure if it's as impressive as we all think.



My Console Library:

PS5, Switch

PS4, PS3, PS2, PS1, WiiU, Wii, GCN, N64 SNES, XBO, 360

3DS, DS, GBA, Vita, PSP, Android

Top 6 this generation: 
Bloodborne, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, God of War, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Dark Souls III, Red Dead Redemption II, Rock Band 4

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If this includes digital. Not that impressive. It's like counting the movie box office today vs 20 years ago without accounting for inflation. PS4 like anything with a digital store front is loaded with less than $5 pieces of software. PS2 broke the record with all physical games and no MSRP below $20. Mostt games $50 in the early 2000's money.



Bite my shiny metal cockpit!

PS4 > PS2



PS consoles always are software beasts!



Runa216 said:
This might not be as impressive as you think. Long story short, I think this includes digital games, cheap games, indie games, etc. It's still impressive, for sure, but I'm not sure if it's as impressive as we all think.

It is even more impressive when you look at the profit Playstation is doing. Look at any year on PS2 it was never this high.

Leynos said:
If this includes digital. Not that impressive. It's like counting the movie box office today vs 20 years ago without accounting for inflation. PS4 like anything with a digital store front is loaded with less than $5 pieces of software. PS2 broke the record with all physical games and no MSRP below $20. Mostt games $50 in the early 2000's money.

Except we are counting sw sold not revenue.



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

Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."

Leynos said:
If this includes digital. Not that impressive. It's like counting the movie box office today vs 20 years ago without accounting for inflation. PS4 like anything with a digital store front is loaded with less than $5 pieces of software. PS2 broke the record with all physical games and no MSRP below $20. Mostt games $50 in the early 2000's money.

The difference between what you said and what I said, despite us both claiming this to not be as impressive as it looks, is that what I said was meant to be realistic and not get too hyped whereas you are trying to downplay this accomplishment. It's the subtle use of words, the focus, and the context that matters. 



My Console Library:

PS5, Switch

PS4, PS3, PS2, PS1, WiiU, Wii, GCN, N64 SNES, XBO, 360

3DS, DS, GBA, Vita, PSP, Android

Top 6 this generation: 
Bloodborne, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, God of War, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Dark Souls III, Red Dead Redemption II, Rock Band 4