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Dahum said:

I had the sales range estimation between 280k to 320k. It falls in the lower end of my expectation which is good instead of not being in my range at all.

Great sales for the PS4 in its 7th and last year being the current gen console.

If it weren't for some of the supply issues, sales would have likely been a bit higher. 



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Supply constrained, plus it's sold 111 million units and the PS5 was unveiled 2 weeks ago.



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trunkswd said:
Dahum said:

I had the sales range estimation between 280k to 320k. It falls in the lower end of my expectation which is good instead of not being in my range at all.

Great sales for the PS4 in its 7th and last year being the current gen console.

If it weren't for some of the supply issues, sales would have likely been a bit higher. 

I agree. Still impressive overall.



The_Liquid_Laser said:
trunkswd said:

It is hard to compare the two games as when FF7R released it was still early on during the pandemic and game sales in April were crazy. VGChartz estimates have the PS4 selling 257,183 units the week before FF7R released and 551,388 units during the week it launched. The Last of Us Part II helped boost PS4 sales from 210,236 units to 280,102 units.

Just thinking about the two games, I'd expect FF7 R to boost hardware more even without the pandemic.  In fact, I think TLoU2 will sell more software units, but FF7 R is still the type of game to move more hardware.  There are a lot of old FF7 fans out there who may have otherwise skipped the PS4 except for FF7 Remake.  Twenty three years is plenty of time for someone to gradually drift away from gaming only to come back for a key game.  On the other hand, PS4 already has plenty of cinematic action games including a port of the first TLoU.  Obviously, having another big cinemetic action game still boosts sales, but the boost is diminished.

All good points that I agree with. I am sure there are plenty of FF fans that bought a PS4 for FF15, but that game wasn't universally loved by fans, unlike FF7 which is by far the most loved in the series. 



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Ps4 Pro is still sold out in Australia nation wide, no store where I'm from has any model in stock.



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PS4 had a great week with TLOU2 boost and looking to close out the quarter very strong.



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I expected a bigger boost, let`s wait for Sony commenting on the sales.



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This is a pretty great boost considering the PS4's price and its lifetime on the market. And its supply constrained on top of that?

I think there's a good chance TLOU: Part II can sell over 5 Million+ in its first week.



PS4 is definitely having stock issues in the U.S. havent seen one in the wild for a while