PS4 Sales Outstrip Its Predecessors by a Huge Margin

February 20, 2014 by Cheats.co Staff - Leave a comment

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We reported yesterday that the PS4 has already sold 5.3 million units, so there’s no doubt that the console is selling quite well, but NeoGaf user Aquamarine really put it into perspective by comparing sales data from Sony’s previous consoles.

PlayStation

  • 4 months (one territory) – March 31st, 1995 – 0.85 million
  • 10 months – September 30th, 1995 – 1.77 million
  • 16 months – March 31st, 1996 – 4.26 million
  • 22 months – September 30th, 1996 – 8.07 million
  • 28 months – March 31st, 1997 – 13.50 million

PS2

  • 1 month (one territory) – March 31st, 2000 – 1.41 million
  • 7 months (one territory) – September 30th, 2000 – 3.52 million
  • 13 months – March 31st, 2001 – 10.61 million
  • 19 months – September 30th, 2001 – 19.58 million
  • 22 months – December 30th, 2001 – 24.99 million

PS3

  • 1 month – December 31st, 2006 – 1.7 million
  • 4 months – March 31st, 2007 – 3.5 million
  • 7 months – June 30th, 2007 – 4.2 million
  • 10 months – September 30th, 2007 – 5.5 million
  • 13 months – December 31st, 2007 – 10.4 million

Compare those numbers to what we’ve seen from the PS4 so far.

PS4

  • 1 day – November 16th, 2013 – 1 million
  • 2 weeks – December 1st, 2013 – 2.1 million
  • 1 month – December 28th, 2013 – 4.2 million
  • 3 months – February 8th, 2014 – 5.3 million

It only took the PS4 3 months to sell 5.3 million units. None of its predecessors even came close to that sort of success. Sony must be thrilled with these sorts of sales—and who knows how high those numbers will climb when the PS4 launches in Japan later this month?

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