Sony has reported that it has sold 60 millions units of its console. Last year alone 20 millions consoles were sold, probably thanks to PS4 Pro. PS4 was released three years an half ago.
Sony’s goal is to sell 18 more millions until March 31, 2018.
As a comparision, XBox One has sold, according to analists, 26 millions until January. Scorpio, to be released later this year, could turn things around for Microsoft, who no longer makes sales numbers public.
The best- selling console of all times is PS2 with 155 million units all across the globe.
I have, and still am, owner of PSP. The PSP was a great gaming console. I’ve known of PS Vita for 2 or 3 years now and want to purchase it, as I am interesed of 5 or 6 games for the console.
Today, I have been in contact with a representant of Webhallen.com and was asking for the price for the unit, and if they have it, as I have not been succesfull in finding it at any retailers yet. He told me that they don’t have it in stock anymore beacuase the manufacturing of Vita has ceased.
As I don’t found any info on any sites about the matter yet, I have decided to write this post and inform you. So Vita is dead and there aren’t any news of a new portable console from Sony. It’s a sad day, folks, sad indeed.
Playstation Blog has just sent an email with an overview over the best selling Playstation Store games 2016. While there are no numbers as of units nor over the revenues, Rocket League tops the list. Check out the entirely list below:
Best-selling PlayStation Store games 2016 (all formats)
- Rocket League (PS4)
- Fifa 17 (PS4)
- Battlefield 4 (PS4)
- Battlefield 1 (PS4)
- Destiny: Rise of Iron (PS4)
- Grand Theft Auto V (PS4)
- Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (PS4)
- Need for Speed (PS4)
- Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition (PS4)
- Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare (PS4)
- Ark: Survival Evolved (PS4)
- FIFA 16 (PS4)
- Battlefield Hardline (PS4)
- Tom Clancy’s The Division (PS4)
- Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege (PS4)
- Hitman (PS4)
- The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (PS4)
- Star Wars Battlefront (PS4)
- Ratchet & Clank (PS4)
- Far Cry Primal (PS4)
Sony has announced one month ago that over 50 million PS4 units have been sold.
Now they have come with an update of those nubers and as it turns out, PS4 continued to sell well under Christmas as it reaches more than 53,4 million sold units from release up untill this date.
UNcharted 4: A Thief’s End sold great aswell, with 8.7 million copies sold as of December 21.
While there are no official figures, data tracker GfK has worked out that PlayStation VR about to sell more units than the combined forces of both Oculus Rift and HTC Vive here in the UK.
“Early UK sales of PlayStation VR indicate it is already approaching the combined installed base of HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. Initial PlayStation VR game sales are also positive with eight or nine boxed releases featuring in the Official UK Top 40 games chart (week ending Saturday 15th October 2016),” said GfK director Paul Simpson.
“Our survey shows that initial reactions from owners of PlayStation VR are positive,” he adds. “Some told that the experience surpasses expectations, and for many it is a talking point with their friends. Others believe the VR gaming experience to be a solitary one, but have been pleasantly surprised by social elements of VR gaming.”
This should not come as a surprise keeping in mind that PS has a stable fanbase in UK (around 3.5 million PS4 units sold).
The stronger lineup of games for Microsoft’s console may be the reason why it’s outselling PS4 for the third month in a row in both US and UK.
When new consoles are released, they usually tend to sell with lost at first.
“We have made some money on the VR- konsole”, says Shawn Layden in the board for Sony Worldwide Studios to polygon.
Playstation VR was released just three days ago. It costs 399 euros. Its’ competitors Oculus Rift and HTC Vive have prices set at 599 euro and 799 euro. That makes PSVR worth buying if you are into gaming and “stuff” =)