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Forums - Sales Discussion - PS5 Is the Fastest Selling Console with over 10 Million Units Sold

kazuyamishima said:

From these numbers we can now conclude that:
- The system is mostly front-loaded
- Scalpers helped selling the system
- Games at $70 Don’t sell
- Software Sales are extremely bad
- Sony is Doomed.

Am I missing something?

Genuine question here, pretty bad at telling sarcasm. Is this a bit or is this ur actual takeaway? (not trying to be condescending if so)



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Congrats to the 2 million people who own one and the 8 million scalpers who are sitting on them!

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Last edited by Leynos - on 28 July 2021

Bite my shiny metal cockpit!

U mean fastest scalped machine to date? Lol



Oh and apparently the software numbers are multiplat numbers for those games, not even PS5 numbers. Yikes, that makes it even worse, I originally thought at least PS5 owners were getting all over Miles Morales since there is apparently nothing else they want to buy on the system, but the PS4 game probably sold the majority of that 6.5 million.

Great hardware numbers but abysmal software numbers - nothing in the library that appeals to people very much apparently. I just keep coming back to this comparison with the Switch having four top notch mega selling games out at this point after it's launch (two new games, one port, and one new cross-gen like Miles Morales) and PS5 has....one major selling game which is a cross gen game, which isn't as big as any of those four Switch games. It'd be like if Switch launched with a normal Zelda game instead of the groundbreaking BotW and then didn't bother with Mario Kart, Splatoon, or Mario Odyssey. Just seems strange from the company that is known for always having tons of games on their systems.

Hell, even the N64 had a more impressive lineup of games in this timeframe after launch - in terms of mega sellers it had Mario 64 and Mario Kart 64 and was about to release GoldenEye. Now that is saying something!

I'm so confused, are there really like millions of systems bought up by scalpers sitting in stacks? Or is there just nothing interesting to play on PS5 so people are just using it to play their PS4 games? Did the big AAA games for next gen all get pushed back like a year or more cuz of Covid?

I mean I guess these are just games from the Sony Studios right? But I haven't heard numbers for other games. And Rachet and Clank at only 1.1 million after a month seems pretty weak for what is a huge release for the year.

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Last edited by CGI-Quality - on 29 July 2021

Slownenberg said:

Oh and apparently the software numbers are multiplat numbers for those games, not even PS5 numbers. Yikes, that makes it even worse, I originally thought at least PS5 owners were getting all over Miles Morales since there is apparently nothing else they want to buy on the system, but the PS4 game probably sold the majority of that 6.5 million.

Great hardware numbers but abysmal software numbers - nothing in the library that appeals to people very much apparently. I just keep coming back to this comparison with the Switch having four top notch mega selling games out at this point after it's launch (two new games, one port, and one new cross-gen like Miles Morales) and PS5 has....one major selling game which is a cross gen game, which isn't as big as any of those four Switch games. It'd be like if Switch launched with a normal Zelda game instead of the groundbreaking BotW and then didn't bother with Mario Kart, Splatoon, or Mario Odyssey. Just seems strange from the company that is known for always having tons of games on their systems.

Hell, even the N64 had a more impressive lineup of games in this timeframe after launch - in terms of mega sellers it had Mario 64 and Mario Kart 64 and was about to release GoldenEye. Now that is saying something!

I'm so confused, are there really like millions of systems bought up by scalpers sitting in stacks? Or is there just nothing interesting to play on PS5 so people are just using it to play their PS4 games? Did the big AAA games for next gen all get pushed back like a year or more cuz of Covid?

I mean I guess these are just games from the Sony Studios right? But I haven't heard numbers for other games. And Rachet and Clank at only 1.1 million after a month seems pretty weak for what is a huge release for the year.

Are you sure about that?

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kazuyamishima said:

From these numbers we can now conclude that:
- The system is mostly front-loaded
- Scalpers helped selling the system
- Games at $70 Don’t sell
- Software Sales are extremely bad
- Sony is Doomed.

Am I missing something?

I mean, actual consumers getting fucked out of hundreds of extra dollars or having scalped consoles sitting in the scalpers' basements kinda limits your ability to sell games. So much that developers are actually considering delaying some of their third party PS5 exclusives.



Slownenberg said:

Oh and apparently the software numbers are multiplat numbers for those games, not even PS5 numbers. Yikes, that makes it even worse, I originally thought at least PS5 owners were getting all over Miles Morales since there is apparently nothing else they want to buy on the system, but the PS4 game probably sold the majority of that 6.5 million.

Great hardware numbers but abysmal software numbers - nothing in the library that appeals to people very much apparently. I just keep coming back to this comparison with the Switch having four top notch mega selling games out at this point after it's launch (two new games, one port, and one new cross-gen like Miles Morales) and PS5 has....one major selling game which is a cross gen game, which isn't as big as any of those four Switch games. It'd be like if Switch launched with a normal Zelda game instead of the groundbreaking BotW and then didn't bother with Mario Kart, Splatoon, or Mario Odyssey. Just seems strange from the company that is known for always having tons of games on their systems.

Hell, even the N64 had a more impressive lineup of games in this timeframe after launch - in terms of mega sellers it had Mario 64 and Mario Kart 64 and was about to release GoldenEye. Now that is saying something!

I'm so confused, are there really like millions of systems bought up by scalpers sitting in stacks? Or is there just nothing interesting to play on PS5 so people are just using it to play their PS4 games? Did the big AAA games for next gen all get pushed back like a year or more cuz of Covid?

I mean I guess these are just games from the Sony Studios right? But I haven't heard numbers for other games. And Rachet and Clank at only 1.1 million after a month seems pretty weak for what is a huge release for the year.

You do know that there are alot of big third-party games on the PS5, right?

Ratchet & Clank was never particularly huge, and Miles Morales is most likely selling best on the PS5, going by all the charts I've seen where PS4 and PS5 were separated.

Pretty sure there was info on total software sales last quarter, which were pretty high on the PS5. I think we might get more info next week when Sony would have their report if it wasn't for the milestone.

Unless this was all sarcasm (I'm still not sure), then just ignore what I said.



And it's the most supply constraint PS ever.



Conina said:
Slownenberg said:

Only one blockbuster game though over 8 months into its life. Has PS5 not really had any big games release yet? Other than Miles Morales is everyone just playing PS4 games on their PS5? Did the pandemic delay all the big games that were scheduled for early release on next-gen?

As a Switch owner this just makes me think how Switch at 8 months already had BotW, MK, Splatoon, and Mario Odyssey.

Was every Switch owner just playing Wii U games like BotW and MK8 in its first 8 months?

Switch owners are still just playing Wii U games.



All that and not even available in stores. Can you imagine a year will most likely pass before there is enough supply..