Forums - Sales Discussion - Sony reaches 525 million Playstation System sell-through milestone and commemorates it with a limited translucent PS4 Pro Edition

xMetroid said:
Only sony could come up with such a cocky reason to release a limited model.

Not cocky. Proud. Accomplished. Successful? I don't think they're doing this to insult competitors. But to thank Players.



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tak13 said:
Farsala said:

And PS4 was revealed as 81.2m. With 525.3m total. I would guess PSV is on the lower end of that estimate as well (But its still selling). PS3 could be 88-90 tbh.

Check this : https://www.neogaf.com/threads/sony-playstation-home-console-shipments-reach-370-million-worldwide-data-inside.1023022/

Doesn't really tell us much more than we already know.

Known sales PS3 at 74.1m

Known sales PS2 at 155.1m

Unknown sales PS2+ PS3 at 16.5m.

If you estimate PS2 at 156.5m or 157.5m, then that means PS3 sold >89.2m or >88.2m as of March 31 2015. However the PS3 didn't end shipments until October 2016 for USA and ~May 2017 for Japan.

So either the PS2 sold ~160m or the PS3 sold quite a bit more than we think.



Well for those who wanted or were thinking about getting a Pro and the Spider-man Edition wasn't to your liking, here's something that's not near as flashy, but flashier than a stock plain black or white console. Mind you $499 vs $399 due to some potentially unwarranted additional items.

This thing looks great. Just translucent enough, but not too clear. I really really like it, especially the copper accents. I wonder if they chose copper for more than just the color though. Copper is a sign of health and is literally healthy for you in small doses. Some hospitals use copper instead of stainless steel in some cases because bacteria and viruses have an extremely hard time surviving on copper. This is also why copper is used for meditation and stuff like that because it's apparently also supposed to remove and repel negative energy. (Fortnite? Xplay?)

This thing will be long sold out before a RDR2 edition/bundle lands. Heck, even the packaging is translucent.



EricHiggin said:

Well for those who wanted or were thinking about getting a Pro and the Spider-man Edition wasn't to your liking, here's something that's not near as flashy, but flashier than a stock plain black or white console. Mind you $499 vs $399 due to some potentially unwarranted additional items.

This thing looks great. Just translucent enough, but not too clear. I really really like it, especially the copper accents. I wonder if they chose copper for more than just the color though. Copper is a sign of health and is literally healthy for you in small doses. Some hospitals use copper instead of stainless steel in some cases because bacteria and viruses have an extremely hard time surviving on copper. This is also why copper is used for meditation and stuff like that because it's apparently also supposed to remove and repel negative energy. (Fortnite? Xplay?)

This thing will be long sold out before a RDR2 edition/bundle lands. Heck, even the packaging is translucent.

...but is also something you can't have.



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Nate4Drake said:
Amazing design, insane milestone and best looking and sexy console ever made !

Nice and short summary : D

What do you think, how many PS4 consoles will be sold worldwide by the end of December ? @all



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Jumpin said:
What's special about 525M, and not 500M? =P

Anyway, if those numbers are accurate, VG Chartz is undertracking BIG TIME.

PS5, 25 years of Playstation next year!

It's a secret code!!!

 

/I kid....maybe



Alkibiádēs said:
Dr.Vita said:

DS and 3DS are handhelds, they don't really count imo. PS3 is a better platform for gaming than Wii. Wii only sold slightly better because it was way cheaper than the PS3 and focused a lot more on a casual audience. 

Lmao, you do realize Sony doesn't make the 500M milestone if you take away the sales of the PSP and PS Vita right?

Wii sold 15 million more units than the PS3. Also what console you prefer is entirely subjective and totally besides the point as this is a sales thread. PS3 wasn't number one, it was a big failure that cost Sony billions of dollars.

The only reason handhelds don't count to you is because Nintendo crushed them twice and kicked them out of the handheld market.


Yep, PS3 was a big failure that cost Sony billions of dollars and yet it still managed to outsell 5 of all 6 Nintendo home consoles. And it still managed to compete with the Wii and Xbox 360 over the years, even surpassing the later one in lifetime sales. All the big 7th generation home consoles sold 260M+ together and Wii beat the PS3 only by 15M which is really not a big achievement considering the PS3 started with a price that was almost 3x more expensive than the Wii. The console which you call a big failure that cost Sony billions of dollars is the worst selling Playstation home console of all time and that's a fact. Another fact is that the Wii is Nintendo's best selling home console of all time. And at the end of the generation the best selling Nintendo home console could beat the worst selling Playstation home console only by 15M in a generation where 260M+ home consoles where sold. And you are telling me that Playstation isn't the number 1 in gaming? lol



Dr.Vita said:
Alkibiádēs said:

Lmao, you do realize Sony doesn't make the 500M milestone if you take away the sales of the PSP and PS Vita right?

Wii sold 15 million more units than the PS3. Also what console you prefer is entirely subjective and totally besides the point as this is a sales thread. PS3 wasn't number one, it was a big failure that cost Sony billions of dollars.

The only reason handhelds don't count to you is because Nintendo crushed them twice and kicked them out of the handheld market.


Yep, PS3 was a big failure that cost Sony billions of dollars and yet it still managed to outsell 5 of all 6 Nintendo home consoles. And it still managed to compete with the Wii and Xbox 360 over the years, even surpassing the later one in lifetime sales. All the big 7th generation home consoles sold 260M+ together and Wii beat the PS3 only by 15M which is really not a big achievement considering the PS3 started with a price that was almost 3x more expensive than the Wii. The console which you call a big failure that cost Sony billions of dollars is the worst selling Playstation home console of all time and that's a fact. Another fact is that the Wii is Nintendo's best selling home console of all time. And at the end of the generation the best selling Nintendo home console could beat the worst selling Playstation home console only by 15M in a generation where 260M+ home consoles where sold. And you are telling me that Playstation isn't the number 1 in gaming? lol

Nope, it's not. 

I find it hilarious how you ignore handhelds considering your name. 

Sony beat the N64, Gamecube and the Wii U. Nintendo on the other hand beat the PSP, PS3 and the PS Vita.

The PS3 is a failure because it cost Sony billions of dollars. It doesn't matter how much it sold considering it wasn't profitable in the slightest. Nintendo could sell the Nintendo Switch for 150 bucks and easily beat the PS4 but to what avail? Profitability is more important.



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I still think 500 Million for a PS4 Pro is too expensive.

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Alkibiádēs said:
Dr.Vita said:


Yep, PS3 was a big failure that cost Sony billions of dollars and yet it still managed to outsell 5 of all 6 Nintendo home consoles. And it still managed to compete with the Wii and Xbox 360 over the years, even surpassing the later one in lifetime sales. All the big 7th generation home consoles sold 260M+ together and Wii beat the PS3 only by 15M which is really not a big achievement considering the PS3 started with a price that was almost 3x more expensive than the Wii. The console which you call a big failure that cost Sony billions of dollars is the worst selling Playstation home console of all time and that's a fact. Another fact is that the Wii is Nintendo's best selling home console of all time. And at the end of the generation the best selling Nintendo home console could beat the worst selling Playstation home console only by 15M in a generation where 260M+ home consoles where sold. And you are telling me that Playstation isn't the number 1 in gaming? lol


The PS3 is a failure because it cost Sony billions of dollars. It doesn't matter how much it sold considering it wasn't profitable in the slightest. Nintendo could sell the Nintendo Switch for 150 bucks and easily beat the PS4 but to what avail? Profitability is more important.

Well the funny thing is PS3 system already gain some revenue as we speak and PS4 day one since 2013 already making profit. And also PlayStation got more revenue in PS3 and PS4 era through PS network and PS Plus. And also on marketing share and popularity PS brand is already beating Nintendo and more mainstream then Nintendo and Xbox.