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Dark_Feanor said:
Angelv577 said:
Nice sales but we will never know xbox onesales since MS have not been open with the numbers. Even the shipped numbers is confused.

Shipments...

Two more weeks and MS has their financial report, two weeks later it´s Sony time.

Off corse there are PS3 and 360 (and Vita) in the total hardware shipments, but no one can say every PS4 shiped was sold imediatly and neither say there are XOne piled on the shelves.

The number (or ratio) of PS4 in the retailer channel will be similar to XOne. 

We have to accept those number once and for all.


But as far as I 'm concern Microsoft combine 360 with xb1 numbers and xb360 is still selling good so it will prabably be another guesstimate    edit: now I read your entire post, let see what happen then



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CGI-Quality said:
true_fan said:
CGI-Quality said:

I believe you meant December. And yes, probably did win the Dec NPD.

No I meant November worldwide. I don't think rest of world made up the difference from NPD.

In such a case, I completely disagree. Without math, that's pulling numbers from no where. Beyond that, had Microsoft won the month, we would have surely heard about it.

But wasn't the gap 200-300K?



Translation fail. It's saying 18.5 Million PS4s sold as of January 4th.

Weird, massive overtracking by VGC.



My 8th gen collection

I guess 20 million sold can be expected at the end of February, in The Order week...

Also, could a lot of the overtrack be coming from December US numbers? We already saw the heavy overtrack in November, it probably spilled over.
Wonder what this means for XOne... Probably overtracked as well, but we cannot know for certain until MS volunteers some numbers.



DM235 said:
Something doesn't add up...

Geoff Keighley said "Sony has announced 18.5M PS4s sold through worldwide to date, including over 4.1M between 11/23-1/4".

Reuters said "sales of its PlayStation 4 video game consoles exceeded 18.5 million units as of Jan. 4, up from 13.5 million at the end of October".

That means from November 1 to November 22, they only sold 0.9 million (18.5M - 4.1M - 13.5M), or 300k per week? That sounds too low for November. November numbers are usually 1.5x October numbers, and not 1.0x October numbers.

I think we'll have to wait for the end of the quarter financials to know for certain.

you are confusing yourself. 

As at gamescon in august, Sony announced it had SOLD TO CONSUMERS 10M PS4s. 

in their October financial report they revealed they had SHIPPED 13.5M PS4s as of the end of September from when the PS4 was launched. So no one knows how many PS4s were sold of that 13.5M but we at least know they were more than 10M. 

Now they have announced that they have SOLD TO CONSUMERS 18.5M PS4s as at January 4th 2015. we have no idea how many consoles have been shipped now, it could be 20M or even 21M. What we do know is that from august 2014 to January 4th 2015 they sold to consumers, 8.5M PS4ss

10M (from august announcement) + 8.5M (from today's announcememt) = 18.5 

Now 4.1M of that 8M sales happened between November 23rd 2014 and 4th of January 2015. 



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Insidb said:
CGI-Quality said:

In such a case, I completely disagree. Without math, that's pulling numbers from no where. Beyond that, had Microsoft won the month, we would have surely heard about it.

But wasn't the gap 200-300K?

Around 400K, actually, but that means that sony would have had to sell very little in EU, which we know wasn't the case.



                                                                                                             

My head can't get around the idea that in its first full year the PS4 sold more than what tbe WiiU and the Vita will ever sell.

Its crazy how well the system is doing.



Why do people think this is sold and not shipped?



All we know is that it's over 18.5 million and usually they are probably a couple weeks behind in this announcement. This is CES, not a game show.

man-bear-pig said:
Why do people think this is sold and not shipped?

Logic



man-bear-pig said:
Why do people think this is sold and not shipped?


Because of Kaz.