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Evilms said:
PotentHerbs said:

The article states the PS5 launch far exceeded PS4 launch sales which were in the ballpark of 250k.

Sounds like a 350k - 400k opening.

it's still a possibility, we'll see

That would mean more than half of the PS5 consoles were sold in the UK alone. Not sure about that.



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KLXVER said:
Evilms said:

it's still a possibility, we'll see

That would mean more than half of the PS5 consoles were sold in the UK alone. Not sure about that.

Yeah it's prob around 270k lol, over 300k is a bit fantastical.



Intrinsic said:

Inb4 50-100k of those sales were thanks to scalpers so in truth the PS5 could actually have sold less than the PS3.

This thread was won far too fast.





PS5 is prob near 350k.

PS5 has destroyed the prior record, PS4, by nearly 100k. Also more than 2 times the Xbox launch sales.



src said:



PS5 is prob near 350k.

PS5 has destroyed the prior record, PS4, by nearly 100k. Also more than 2 times the Xbox launch sales.

Crazy performance



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Evilms said:
  • PS5 : 280~300K ?

  • PS4 : 250K
  • PSP : 185K
  • PS3 : 165K
  • Xbox Series X+S : 155K
  • Xbox One : 150K
  • 3Ds : 113K
  • Wii : 105K
  • Ds : 85K
  • Switch : 80K
  • Xbox 360 : 70K
  • Wii U : 40K

https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/sources-ps5-was-the-uks-biggest-ever-console-launch/

Great to hear :) Fantastic Launch. The PlayStation 5 is sold out everywhere and was not in any store. I think the demand is extreme.



I know a guy who know a guy who is cousin to a manager in game.co.uk that said a single scalper bought 200k PS5.



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."