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Your lifetime sales expectations for PlayStation 5?

Less than 70 million 101 8.27%
70.0 - 79.9 million 48 3.93%
80.0 - 89.9 million 97 7.94%
90.0 - 99.9 million 136 11.14%
100.0 - 109.9 million 274 22.44%
110.0 - 119.9 million 165 13.51%
120.0 - 129.9 million 176 14.41%
130.0 - 139.9 million 51 4.18%
140.0 - 150.0 million 34 2.78%
More than 150 million 139 11.38%


Not going to make a guess on VR until we see a price. I do think it could sell better though tbh.

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I always go too low with predictions, so this time im gonna say 100m

Really early to predict, but I'll bite.

105 million. It will barely surpass the PS1. I think the Switch and PS5 will be the last consoles in history to reach 100 million or more. The hardware market is more or less stabilizing and it will shrink.
Even building off of Switch momentum, Switch 2 probably won't hit 100 million. 90-97 million is more like it. Possibly way less than that.

Lifetime Sales Predictions 

PS4: 130 mil (was 100 million) Xbox One: 55 mil (was 50 mil) Switch: 110 million (was 73, then 96 million)

3DS: 75.5 mil (was 73, then 77 million)

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I believe PSVR2 will see a quite substantial increase in sales. PS5 will have the power to deliver full gaming experiences in VR, and with WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1 it has the hardware to make the experience wireless, simple, and reliable.

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Zombie9ers said:
I think it's going to do a bit better than PS4 - which should settle at over 120 million. 130-140 million total by the end of it's lifecycle.

The PS4 had it pretty easy competition wise this past gen as both of it's competitors fumbled out of the gate.  Nintendo is in a very good position with the Switch right now, and Microsoft is not actively shooting themselves in the foot with the XBox Series X release the way they had been with the XBox One.  So, I don't see where that huge increase in sales for the PS5 would come from.  Personally, I said 100-109 million.  I don't doubt the PS5 as a potential 100 million seller, but I don't expect it will upend it's predecessor in lifetime sales either.

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It’s too early to tell, but I guess 90-99 million units given that the competition is stronger this time and both Sony and Microsoft give more incentives to people to shift towards PC. As for a PSVR2, it will sell better than the first, or at least will have a better launch month than the first.

I expect it to sell about the same as the PS4, around 120M+.

In another thread I guessed 105 million, so I'll keep it there. avoid getting banned for inactivity, I may have to resort to comments that are of a lower overall quality and or beneath my moral standards.

80-90 milllion, i think xbox will put up a better fight this time

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Worse than PS4. MS nor Nintendo fucked up. In fact, Nintendo is doing the best they have since Wii/DS. MS loaded their studios. Sony doesn't have that one thing to mock and take advantage of. It's Sony so it will do well but may reach 90 or so million but not 100. Stiffer competition this coming generation.

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