PS4 Has Already Outsold Wii U

February 27, 2014 by Staff - Leave a comment


According to VGChartz, as of February 22 the PlayStation 4 had sold approximately 5,847,194 units worldwide, while the Wii U had sold approximately 5,765,484 units worldwide. That means that in the three months (and a week) since the PS4’s release, it has already outsold the Wii U, which has been on the market for an additional year.

Now, it’s no secret that the Wii U’s sales haven’t exactly been stellar, but this still speaks volumes about the success of the PS4. It keeps selling out in stores around the world, and its recent Japanese launch was hugely successful.

Have you picked up a PS4 yet? Do you plan to? Let us know.

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PS4 sold 4.2 million units in 2013

January 7, 2014 by Staff - Leave a comment


Following Microsoft’s announcement that 3 million Xbox One units were sold to consumers by the end of 2013, Sony came out with their sales figures as well—the PlayStation 4 sold 4.2 million units to consumers by December 28, 2013. Before the game’s launch, Sony predicted 3 million sales before the end of the year, a goal which they have surpassed. Such a high number shows the success of Sony’s next-gen console. 2.1 million PS4 consoles were sold during December alone.

Their next goal is to sell 5 million units by the end of March. Unless interest in the PS4 drops dramatically, they should be able to reach that figure easily.

This also puts Sony ahead of Microsoft in terms of next-gen sales, by a sizeable margin. On the other hand, the PS4 did launch a week ahead of the Xbox One, and the Xbox One’s 2013 sales were high as well, so the gap could close in the months to come.

Sony has also reported that 9.7 million PS4 games have been sold worldwide, including both digital and physical games. Subscriptions to Sony’s online service, PlayStation Plus, have risen by over 90% since the launch of the PS4, but this percentage may include the free 30-day subscriptions included with PS4 consoles in some regions.

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