PlayStation 4 sales topped 4.2 million in 2013
posted on 01.07.14 at 12:55 PM EDT by (@salromano)
Sony shares latest sales numbers at CES 2014.

PlayStation 4

Sony announced at the Consumer Electronics Show today that PlayStation 4 sold 4.2 million consoles worldwide as of December 28, 2013.

PlayStation 4 software sales reached over 9.7 million including PlayStation Store digital downloads. Top-selling games include Call of Duty: Ghosts, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, Battlefield 4, FIFA 14, and Killzone: Shadow Fall.

Additionally, global PlayStation Plus subscriptions have increased by more than 90 percent since PlayStation 4’s November 15 launch.

Yesterday, Microsoft announced Xbox One sold three million in 2013.

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  • Xaltmas

    Wait. Both the PS4 and Xbone are selling well?

    That can’t be right. Nintendo fanboys told me console gaming was doomed. D:

    • XXX

      Which can only be good for us gamers :)

    • bloodiOS

      Are you sure you haven’t gotten Ninty enthusiasts mixed up with Japanese gamers?

      • Xaltmas

        Nah, I’m pretty sure it was Nintendo fans.

        Japanese gaming fans will get to experience their own disappointment when the PS4 doesn’t magically return us to the PS2 gen.

        • bloodiOS

          As if the citizen of mobage nation care about consoles.

          • Budgiecat

            Those people can rot…

        • Sevyne

          People may say it will, but we all know those days are long gone. However we can at least hope it leans more that direction.

          • Xaltmas

            I’d argue that it kind of is, but not because of the PS4.

            There are plenty of good Japanese games to look forward to on consoles, even for those who aren’t into JRPGs.

            • Sevyne

              Well yeah and I look forward to more Japanese games. It’s just that I don’t want to blow up my expectations with the whole, “PS4 is the next PS2″ thing. All I ask for is that it leans more towards PS2 era rather than PS3 (not that I have any problem with the PS3).

        • Willgaea

          The Nintendo audience has basically all moved to handhelds.

  • blank059

    Hopefully they can use some of that money to give us some good third party exclusives.

  • XXX

    Good for them. Now that both PS4 and XBone are selling well, hopefully we will see less of this nonsense console wars bs.

    • Xaltmas

      I love that someone downvoted this.

      Console wars never change.

      • XXX

        War, war never changes :P

        • Sevyne

          Damn it all! Beat to the punch by seconds!

        • Unretributed

          Ha! I wanted to say that. He practically set himself up for that one. :P

  • bloodiOS

    So, has it surpassed the Wii U’s or still below it?

    • Xaltmas

      It surpassed the Wii U’s lifetime sales I think.

      If not, then it probably will very, very, VERY soon.

      • bloodiOS

        Kind of amazing if it did. I mean, I did expect the PS4 to sell well but never realistically expected it to do well enough to surpass the Wii U’s LTD in such a short amount of time.

    • DarthBrian

      Still below. But it’s close. Wii-U is at 5 million.

      • Samsara09

        by feb I imagine they are gonna stand equals…or almost.

    • Sevyne

      It’s not quite there yet, but it’s pretty darn close.

      • bloodiOS

        Nintendo needs to get X out of the gate fast!

        • Sevyne

          Indeed. I mostly say that for my own selfish needs though. :P

          • bloodiOS

            Of course, a proper The Legend of Zelda and Pokémon title exclusive for the Wii U would also prove to be very beneficial.

            • Sevyne

              Absolutely. Also give me a damn Metroid game…A good one.

              • bloodiOS

                Nintendo really should to try shift their focus from the 3DS to the Wii U more. It’s like Sony who is right now focuses on the PS4 and neglecting the Vita.

                • Budgiecat

                  Well for a while there, that seemed the case in Japan with the PS3 vs the PSP

                • Sevyne

                  Yeah. The 3DS is pretty much doing it’s thing as it needs to be right now. They really need to bring it hard on the Wii U now.

                  • bloodiOS

                    I’ve been hearing all these news about Sony having financial troubles so I can understand them banking on the most likely profitable product. However, Nintendo only has the Wii U failing, they should try to dish out a whole lot more efforts to mend that.

                  • Samsara09

                    the 3ds almost automatically prints money,lol.

                • Pyrofrost

                  That fact alone makes it plainly evident that they know their strong and weak points.

                • Reda1234

                  Sony doesn’t really give a shit about the vita. It’s all ports or HD remakes. a new patapon and god of war would be great.

            • Anime10121

              As long as the Pokemon title aint Poke Park Wii U…

              • bloodiOS

                Well,… I did say proper ;P

                • Anime10121

                  Oh missed that part :P

        • Reda1234

          X’s gonna be a masterpiece, but no matter how you look at, it it’s still a niche title. It won’t boost the Wii U much.

          • bloodiOS

            Something is better than nothing ;)

  • Pyrofrost

    Good to see that both consoles are doing well. Looks like all the “console gaming is dead” chatter from would-be industry analysts will be meaningless for another generation.

    Now is the Wii-U could start cranking out the numbers as well, to make the 8th gen highly competitive, that would be great.

    • Xaltmas

      Hopefully Nintendo can at least carve out a profitable niche. At this point, that might be all that can be hoped for.

      • Sevyne

        It’s really hard to predict how Nintendo will do with Wii U over the long term. They can and have pulled big comebacks before from seemingly out of nowhere. I can only hope they make the right choices and get the console out of it’s slump. It’s seeing some improvement so I guess we’ll see.

        • Xaltmas

          It still kills me that they wasted their whole year head-start.

          Now that Sony and Microsoft have their new toys out, it’s going to be much harder for Nintendo.

          • Sevyne

            Yeah, it definitely is a pretty big uphill battle. Though to Nintendo’s benefit, they’re usually different enough to co-exist with another console in the living room. Like, it makes little sense to have both a Sony and MS console (unless those exclusives are really that good to you), but a Sony/Nintendo or MS/Nintendo console kind of works.

          • Anime10121

            True, but I’m expecting the first years of the PS4/Xbone to be rather barren as well. This is Wii U’s second year, and SUPPOSEDLY (as long as they dont get delayed), they’re bringing out a bunch of big guns this year. Next year is when I expect the PS4bone to start dropping the big guns.

      • Pyrofrost

        Well, Nintendo managed to make it through the 5th and 6th gen with the N64 and the Gamecube respectively, and that was a damn rough time for them, so I’m sure they will make their way through this.

        It’s like they get divine intervention any time they drop the ball.

  • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

    Hmm.. would’ve guessed it was much higher… still that is a large number. As for PS+ of course it is going to increase when you are fucking forcing it down your customers’ throats.

    • Xaltmas

      Yeah, having to pay for online was shit when it was only Xbox doing it, but now that Sony is doing it too it’s totally justified, awesome and sexy. :P

      • Budgiecat

        said no one ever

        • Xaltmas

          Said every Playstation fanboy ever.

          • Budgiecat

            yeah except…no

            • Anime10121

              You’d be surprised, I’ve seen more than a few praise the decision, as now they can provide more security and dedicated servers etc etc :/

              • Budgiecat

                I’ve seen that most people are ‘indifferent’ to it due to the rising popularity of PS+ on the PS3 over the past year and a half what with the games they ‘rent’ out. Others are annoyed.

                • bloodiOS

                  Well, those who don’t use Plus were annoyed. For those who do use the service, nothing really changed so they just don’t care, like me.

                  • Budgiecat

                    exactly. I’m annoyed lol

                • http://kazriko2.tumblr.com Kazriko Redclaw

                  I’m indifferent to it, because PS+ provides such value elsewhere that there’s little reason to not have it. Now Xbox Gold, when I had an xbox I didn’t subscribe to it because of the crummy value it was.

      • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

        No no no no no. It is not justified, awesome, or sexy. It is idiotic and they are doing it for no reason other than to get money. Which is shit.

      • Sevyne

        Eh, I don’t think anybody is honestly happy with that. The fact is that it was always going to end up this way, so what can ya really do? Ya know?

        • Xaltmas

          Switch to PC gaming and a Wii U? :P

          • Sevyne

            I have a PC that I game on as well and a Wii U. I like having more options and would rather not limit myself.

            • Xaltmas

              That’s not what being a gamer is all about. It’s about picking one and then defending it to your last breath.

              • Sevyne

                OHHHHH! Then I’ve been doing it all wrong all of these years!

                Being serious though; I guess the sting wasn’t as bad for me on the required Plus thing for online, because I already had Plus from the month they launched it on PS3. Though I can understand why folks would be a bit annoyed by it.

          • César H. Sandoval

            Good luck playing MGSV, Uncharted, GTAV and Last of Us in those. XD

            • MrFinalgamer

              umm…isn’t MGSV getting a PC release (at least GZ, PP doesn’t have one, which is just dumb

              • Xaltmas

                Not yet, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it did. Same with GTAV.

              • César H. Sandoval

                I’m sure it will come with time, look at MGR, still some good games will always remain console exclusives, wich was my point, you can’t really side with companies if you care to play good games, you have to chase them in every system if possible.

      • Anime10121

        Like hell it is :P But doesnt matter, I got two years of plus on BF for 60 bucks! I would have bought that even if I DIDNT have plans to buy next gen!

    • DarthBrian

      Would’ve been higher if people could find it in stores but it’s sold out everywhere.

      • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

        And is still sold out.

        • DarthBrian

          That’s what I said. :p

  • EspadaKiller

    Just damnnnnn! With the release of the PS4 in Japan….easily 1 million units sold within a month in Japan. Holy shit.

    • bloodiOS

      You’re expecting too much from the citizen of mobage nation…

      • EspadaKiller

        Maybe. Went to Japan last 2 weeks and saw many PS4 ads, especially in Akihabara (duh). Plus all of my Japanese friends are interested in getting one too, with some of them already pre-ordered the PS4. Hope is still not lost in the land of the rising sun for gaming consoles~

        • bloodiOS

          One can only hope, but I’ve personally learned to keep my expectation at zero when it comes to home console support in Japan.

          • Samsara09

            I learned that expectation is a dog that will bite us when we go hug it,it is not just with console support in japan.Well,we will see in feb what will happen.I imagine it will be between half a million and a million.

            • bloodiOS

              You only go hug a dog in the first place because you’re expecting something. One who expected nothing would just passes through without looking at that dog. But yeah, let’s wait and see.

              • Samsara09

                indeed!Well,some go hugging them because it is tempting…they are soooo cute.But expectation is really dangerous.Well,when XV is released,for instance,I am expecting hell…the fan will do a uproar.

                • Budgiecat

                  no! I got bit once trying that….

                  • bloodiOS

                    Hmm… that budgie taste…

        • Budgiecat

          Why didn’t you get me anything….

          • bloodiOS

            Well, you got the news of EspadaKiller visiting Japan.
            xD

            • Budgiecat

              Oh yeah You’re right! How could I forget tha—-OH YOU

      • Samsara09

        well,indeed.Maybe half a million would be better.But…Microsoft can beg,kiss the foot of the japanese consumers,and well,no dice.Well,this race,the “console wars” is really funny.

        • bloodiOS

          They should just scratch Japan out of their list and focus on the US and UK.

          • Xaltmas

            No! I want Microsoft to spend tons of money on Japanese games out of sheer stubbornness.

            • Samsara09

              After the tales of vesperia fiasco,and all of xbox 360 rpgs getting better remakes on the PS3,never.

              • Xaltmas

                No matter what MS does in Japan, even funding a game from the ground up that would never get made otherwise, people will hate them for it.

                • bloodiOS

                  So, stop being stubborn and give Japan the boot?

                  • Xaltmas

                    I don’t see Sony funding a Swery game. I don’t want them to give up. I get games I enjoy out of it.

                    • bloodiOS

                      Sony won’t, but a third-party probably will even without Microsoft.

                    • Xaltmas

                      That’s not a chance I want to take. I hate the mentality some people have that a game shouldn’t exist unless it’s on a platform that THEY want.

                      It’s the same nonsense people pulled with Bayonetta 2.

                    • bloodiOS

                      What does that mentality have to do with me?

                    • Xaltmas

                      Nothing, unless you share that viewpoint.

                      You don’t, do you?

                    • bloodiOS

                      Nah, I’m just curious since you started mentioning it in a middle of our discussion. Really though, can’t they just fund a Japanese dev team to make a game exclusively for the West instead?

                    • Xaltmas

                      What do you mean? Swery said he was working with Microsoft because stuff like Deadly Premonition was better accepted in the west.

                    • bloodiOS

                      And that’s what I’m talking about. Forget releasing the XBO in Japan altogether. Instead, use that money to fund Japanese devs and have them released their games exclusively for the system in the West.

                    • Xaltmas

                      Hmm… I dunno. Maybe they are doing it as a show of good faith to Japanese developers?

                      Like, I wonder how some JP companies would feel if MS just completely snubbed the market.

                    • bloodiOS

                      Who cares how they feel, shove enough money in front of them and a grin will appear on their faces.

                    • Xaltmas

                      I honestly have no idea why they do it. While the Xbox brand is pretty much non-existent in Japan, it does have a very small, very passionate following.

                      Maybe they’ll do small shipments? I doubt they’ll flood the market there with the thing.

                    • bloodiOS

                      Yeah, I definitely don’t see MS allocating a whole lot of stocks for Japan. Gotta have some realistic expectation.

                    • Budgiecat

                      The only reason there even was a small niche loyal base in Japan for it in the past was the ease of the smaller developers porting over their visual novels and vertical/horizontal 2D shoot em ups to the PC dev friendlier 360 console.

                    • Pyrofrost

                      It’s hard to really tell. The only market really supported by Japan on the 360 is the Arcade market. MS saw a few jumps with the big JRPG releases (like Vesperia, Lost Odyssey, and Star Ocean) but it was really nothing to write home about.

                      Companies there, such as TK, have also adopted just making some of their games PS exclusives in Japan, then just porting to XBox for Western release.

                    • Sevyne

                      It’s actually pretty interesting how those games were much better received in the west and were pretty much a flop elsewhere. That said; I do think MS will keep supporting them.

                • Samsara09

                  I hate it for a more objective reason.They dumped me into believing they would be the home of rpgs on the last gen…and i fell for it.
                  They stopped supporting rpgs when they realized majority of the buyers on their consoles were more interested in shooters.That sucked.

                  • Budgiecat

                    They didnt even localize the Far East of Eden JRPG

                    • Samsara09

                      Microsoft keeps deceiving us.That is why I ditched those bastards…and why many more should do it as well.Microsoft thinks we are cattle.Well,all business do this one way or the other,but Microsoft is disgustingly frank about this.

              • Wolf Star

                “We are currently in the very early phases of work for next generation Playstation titles,” Baba confirmed.

                “But we still have no plans to bring the series back to the Xbox, or Xbox One. We feel that our core fanbase leans toward the Playstation 3 and Playstation 4, so we are focusing our efforts on bringing the best possible Tales experience there.”

                Not everyone is on board with Xbone. This is why PS3/PS4 is the right chose for JRPG gaming :D

                • Samsara09

                  Man,I hated what they did with vesperia.But I don’t mind it much…Got used to it and even created excuses to cope with it,lol.I already knew that info about the series staying on PS3/PS4.Man!great

                  • Wolf Star

                    Yeah and they made PS3 ver better version and the Xbox 360 is like a beta test.. now we will never know if Tales of Vesperia might come to Us or not. I’ve played Vesperia it’s amazing game, but now I regret even more because it’s on Xbox 360 thanks a lot M$.. :(
                    .. plus I’ve mentioned Tales of Vesperia couple of my friends I know.. They never gave the game a try and they always play halo and gears.. yeah that’s a true story for me..

                    • Samsara09

                      Well,Symphonia and it’s sequel are going to PS3,the rpg series home consoele,just like xillia 1-2 and zestiria

                      tales of the abyss is on the rpg genre’s summer home,the 3ds,

                      Well,I suppose we need to accept reality and move on.Who knows,destiny might surprise us…with and vesperia port of the PS3 version on the PS4,lol.

                    • Wolf Star

                      Haha lool :) true true :) we will see what going to happen next :) also I’ve been noticing lately.. A lot of tales games are coming to PS platforms instead of Xbox..

                    • Samsara09

                      Hope they do some 3ds rpgs.The 3ds is our summer house after all!They don’t need to stay only on the PS3/Ps4,but they can’t go to consoles that aren’t faithful to our genre,like WII/WIIU XBOX360/XBONEd…as long as they keep this as an “absolute” law,lol,I am gold.

                    • Xaltmas

                      I’ll take a picture of my copies of Tales of Vesperia, Blue Dragon and Last Remnant next to my copies of Gears of War and Halo, and I’ll send it to you.

                      It’ll blow your mind.

                    • Samsara09

                      the only 360 rpgs that didn’t go to PS3 were blue dragon and last remnant.They are great,but they stay to much to the orthodoxy of our genre,so I don’t miss them much Well,I had them too…final fantasy XIII,vesperia,eternal sonata…and was gonna buy star ocean 4…

                    • Xaltmas

                      Lost Odyssey and Infinite Undiscovery too. And there was some Korean RPG. Magna Carta or something.

                    • Samsara09

                      never played it,but undiscovered looked like it was great.Ah,shucks.To live is to choose,and to choose is to sacrifice or pay the price.Well,it was sad they didn’t go the PS3 too.

                    • Xaltmas

                      Infinite Undiscovery, Blue Dragon and Lost Odyssey were all funded by Microsoft. They own the IP.

                    • Samsara09

                      I imagined it….another pity then.

                    • Wolf Star

                      what ever happened to lost oddessy?? I forgot about it.. is there is a sequel or something??

                    • Xaltmas

                      I wish. :/ Mistwalker made The Last Story for Wii, and now they are doing nothing but iOS games.

                      It sucks.

                    • Samsara09

                      Mistwalker is doing a job that suits them,lol.

                    • Budgiecat

                      they only made 2 iOS games. a weak looking surf game and a weak looking tower defense game and that was ages ago.

                      I imagine Sakaguchi is just enjoying his time surfing in Hawaii or something.

                      I’m going there in May, maybe I’ll run into him lol

                    • Anime10121

                      Didnt sell Final Fantasy numbers in Microsofts eyes, so they canned the series, along with the other title Mistwalker had in development for them called Cry-on :(

                    • Xaltmas

                      Cry-On still stings ;___;

                    • Anime10121

                      Yep cus that shit looked hype as hell :(

                    • Xaltmas

                      I honestly think Microsoft should lay off the JRPGs and go for other Japanese genres.

                      Action games and horror would be good stuff for their platform.

                    • Sevyne

                      True. Those genres do tend to do pretty well on their consoles.

                    • Xaltmas

                      Especially action. Having Ninja Gaiden II as an exclusive and having the best version of Bayonetta has made the Xbox 360 a great choice for action fans.

                      If the rumor is true that MS is working with Platinum, that could go a long way in getting some people to buy an Xbone. And it’s surely cheaper than funding a AAA JRPG.

                    • Sevyne

                      I currently have no plans to get an XB1. I won’t lie though; If Platinum buddied up with MS, it might tempt me. I’m a huge Platinum fan. Though I’d be slightly annoyed at first.

                    • Xaltmas

                      Hell, I don’t care WHO funds Platinum’s stuff, as long as someone does.

                      I’d like to see what they could do with that Microsoft money, though.

                    • Sevyne

                      I think what annoys me more than anything is how Platinum’s games do so poorly. They’re god damn awesome games and deserve to do so much better.

                    • Xaltmas

                      I’d like to think that MS could do them justice, at least more so than Nintendo when it comes to advertising.

                      Konami did pretty good with Revengeance though.

                    • Anime10121

                      Konami wasnt advertising for Platinum, they were advertising for Metal Gear :/

                    • Xaltmas

                      Well, Rising sold well, didn’t it? :P Well enough to have a sequel pretty much guaranteed.

                    • Sevyne

                      Incredibly well for a Platinum game.

                    • Anime10121

                      God I hope so :D

                    • Sevyne

                      And Revengeance was like their only game that sold really well. I do hope for another one eventually. I know both sides showed some interest.

                    • Wolf Star

                      D: noooo!! T__T…

                    • Samsara09

                      Man,at least the 360 won’t blackmail us anymore into buying it for rpgs…neither it or the BONEd.

                    • Xaltmas

                      You know, now that I think about it, it was probably because the Xbox got Final Fantasy.

                    • Samsara09

                      well,they did their math…and saw it wasn’t worthy it.It didn’t help that XIII released on both PS3 and 360.They had ample references

                    • Anime10121

                      Now that you mention it… could be, which would just make it even sadder :(

                    • bloodiOS

                      That was supposed to be co-developed with Cavia wasn’t it? That stings so much!

                    • Anime10121

                      Infinite Undiscovery LOOKED good, but played like crap (ARG dat frame rate)! However, Blue Dragon, Lost Odyssey, Tales of Vesperia, and Magna Carta (though far less appealing than the other 3) were all great though!

                    • Xaltmas
                    • Anime10121

                      No!
                      NO!
                      NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                    • Budgiecat

                      winner winner chicken dinner

                    • Samsara09

                      I played vesperia like a madman.It was so great.Lost Odyssey and blue dragon were both great games,but they played too safe the “rules” of rpgs.Lost Odyssey had more guts though,loved it way more.
                      Well,had a feeling that could be the case,that is why I said looked great,lol!Well,frame rate ain’t that bad.

                    • Anime10121

                      I’ll give ya Blue Dragon played it a little to close to home (still a pretty good jrpg though) but Lost Odyssey? It was what Final Fantasy fans were SCREAMING for! A next gen turn based jrpg with great writing and pretty fleshed out characters. Then those 1000 year dream stories, man just thinking about it makes me wanna play it again :(

                    • Samsara09

                      My 360 busted!How dare you remember me how that game was great….!!!!

                      Well,I didn’t scream,beggin for lost odyssey like some FF fans…but i gotta admit,it was a great game…with great caracters,well,I usually don’t comment much on writing and caracters,since one can just go and say they suck,have “0” personality lol…but they were great as well,although I didn’t think it was much different from a final fantasy.The world was good.Although it wasn’t anything unusual…

                      well,I could say on these aspects it was tied with XIII.But well,I will only explain,if you want to hear it.And,if you want to tell me about why it is what final fantasy fans were screaming for,go ahead,I would appreciate.

                    • Anime10121

                      Well dont feel bad, my 360’s been busted for about half a decade now :P

                      Doesnt make the games I DID have any less great though :P

                    • Budgiecat

                      lol I must have gotten one of the chosen 360’s….I got a launch 360 (no modem) that I’ve been know to lazily leave on for days at a time and its still chugging along no prob…

                    • Anime10121

                      Oh how I wish my 360 was too (had 2 break and I quit). No matter, I’ve said I’m buying another one later this year and I’m sticking to it :D

                    • Samsara09

                      good luck.Microsoft pisses me and urines at me so much I ain’t gonna buy another of their consoles.they abused of my trust in them.

                    • Anime10121

                      Shouldnt need it, the 360’s they have out now are FAR more reliable than the launch models I had.

                    • Samsara09

                      well,that is another observation I had recently.lauch consoles are really crappy,break too much and don’t live much…and they get worse with each gen.

                    • Anime10121

                      Well 360’s issues were the worst I’d ever seen. I take good care of my electronics and I’ve only had, barring the PSP that my nephew broke the screen to, 3 consoles that have ever broke on me, 2 were 360’s and one was a PS3.

                    • Samsara09

                      Well,I am 18.So,my memories of previous generations are rather screwy and not very reliable for some parts…but the consoles are getting less sturdy,and worse,too liable to break.My 360…the mechanism to hold the disc cover was consumed by oxygen …and rusted…or one such issue.And it broke,just like that.

                    • Wolf Star

                      http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3S9pM3PXJEc
                      That’s why M$ loves to abuse people xD money everywhere!! lool

                    • Budgiecat

                      Remember that one 360 that got zapped by the AllSpark? Yeah that’s mine…

                    • DarthBrian

                      My launch 360 is still working too.

                      But that’s probably because I never use it.

                    • Samsara09

                      indeed.

                    • Wolf Star

                      My friends 360 got 5 RROD.. now that’s busted :P.

                    • Anime10121

                      I quit at 2. Wasnt about to waste more money on the thing (dont remember if the 3 year warranty thing was in effect or not, but either way, I wasnt about to build a library on a console that would die a year after the 3year warranty ended).

                    • Wolf Star

                      I got PS3 because I have seen what happened to my friends 360 and I didn’t want to waste my money on that..

                    • Samsara09

                      hahahahahahahahahahha…..!hell,What a fucking luck your friends have!Oh well,that is the beauty of having friends,I suppose.To laugh in the good and bad times,lol.

                    • Budgiecat

                      And this is why I question the sanity of Microsoft fanboys…

                    • Xaltmas

                      When you build up a library of games, and then your console breaks, what should you do?

                      Sell all of your games and rebuy them on another console, or just buy another console?

                    • Sevyne

                      Funny you should say that. I actually did sell off my games and repurchased the ones I still wanted when my 360 got a RRoD. Not out of spite or anger or anything though. I just felt at that point that there was no need to own both consoles.

                    • Xaltmas

                      I’ve got both consoles, but I have no idea why. I haven’t touched my PS3 in ages.

                      Well, that’s not true. I tried the ZoE Collection on it recently. That didn’t last long.

                    • Sevyne

                      Different stroke for different folks. I was never much into Xbox exclusives. My 360 was my multi-plat machine and DVD player. Before Blu-ray and media streaming really ramped up I found 360’s DVD playback to be much more user-friendly so I used that instead of my PS3. That and I’ll easily admit that I preferred my multi-plats on 360.

                      Know what the first thing I rebought was? Bayonetta! Aaand it all comes full circle to how I feel Platinum is awesome. Gotta double support them!

                    • Xaltmas

                      So, you ended up with the inferior version? :P

                      I think I’ve bought Bayonetta at least 4 times. Vanquish about 3 times…

                    • Sevyne

                      Eh, it really wasn’t so bad after it went through it’s patches. Obviously it still wasn’t up to par with the 360 version, but it ended up just fine. It was pretty horrible at first though. I mean it had loading time just to pause the damn game at first!

                    • Xaltmas

                      I remember. I owned it on PS3 at first.

                      Thankfully all of Platinum’s other games have run great on both platforms.

                    • Sevyne

                      Well Bayonetta was a case of Sega just doing a terrible port job of a game that was originally going to be 360 exclusive. It was kind of just slapped together lazily. No fault of Platinum, and it was exactly what I would expect from Sega.

                    • Anime10121

                      Man I remember that, hard times, loading every time you paused…whoever let that through Quality Assurance, I hope was fired :/

                      Of course I pushed through it, cause it was a damn good game, even with the horrible load times!

                    • Budgiecat

                      JJBA ASB
                      Gundam Extreme VS
                      Gundam 0081 Chronicle
                      Yakuza Kenzan!,3,4,5( Import)
                      Saint Seiya
                      Beyond Two Souls
                      The Last of Us
                      SRW OG 2nd, Infinite Battle, Virtua Fighter 5 FS
                      upcoming Persona 5, Zestiria, J-Stars,Hatsuni Miku, Gundam Full Boost

                      The last game I got for 360 was Tenchu Z…

                    • Xaltmas

                      LIST WARZ

                      Everything I enjoy is multiplatform, so I suffer no loss with my 360.

                    • Budgiecat

                      Which only then confirms you as teh 360 fanboy (despite seemingly hating fanboy wars) because you choose to neglect the Sony exclusives….like all of them it seems, and no real solid reason to buy the multiplats exclusively on the 360 other than for what reason I said.

                      I’VE FOUND YOU OUT!

                      http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_jp-Y_pSujQA/Ss-lG3TNDiI/AAAAAAAAiGQ/nPzF3kOzm5w/s640/Curious-Village-Walkthrough.jpg

                    • Xaltmas

                      That’s right. You’ve figured me out. Now what?

                    • bloodiOS

                      PREPARE THE SHAFT!

                    • Xaltmas

                      wait what

                    • bloodiOS

                      Nah, I was feeling a tad too enthusiastic there. Let’s not go down that road. Ignore it.

                    • Budgiecat
                    • Budgiecat
                    • Wolf Star

                      The last Xbox 360 game I’ve played was Alan Wake and Tales of Vesperia. That was about it.. and few halo matches. didn’t touch my Xbox 360 since… hmm 2011 or 2012. :3 I’ve been playing PS3 the most and never looked back on 360 :P hehe thank you last of us!! :D

                    • Budgiecat

                      I would just buy the one that doesn’t keep breaking. If that means the competitor, then so be it.

                      And I was more implying on all the people rushing to buy an XBox One despite that as well as more importantly, the shady DRM flip flopping Microsoft did at the last minute.
                      Just dont trust Microsoft. And you know how they screwed over the Dreamcast despite Sega’s previous problems…

                    • Samsara09

                      pray to god…and,uh…what next….curse your luck…and cry,yes,cry.Well,you could sell the games and buy the ones on the other better console…or buy the console again and wait till it croaks again.

                    • Xaltmas

                      Which console is “better” will depend on the person.

                    • Samsara09

                      Touche,you got me lol,I give you that.So,if your console is the “better”,buy it again.That is the better option then.

                    • Samsara09

                      lol.

                    • Wolf Star

                      lol here’s the funny thing.. I didn’t have a next gen console until 2009 which is PS3 and still as of today I still have it perfectly running. I really don’t know why my friends kept buying 360’s back then when they had 3 games to play.. and have gotten bunch of RROD.. well it’s their loss xP they still have 360 as of today :) hehe I got PS3.. soo yeah I was smart about it :). Hehe

                    • Samsara09

                      well,one could like mister Budgiecat and question their sanity.lol,but that is some rotten luck.Tell them to never go gamble,lol.

                    • bloodiOS

                      I had the original full B/C 60GB that only broke down just recently. Very durable.

                    • Anime10121

                      I had the original 20 GB, but it didnt break down, I stupidly made IT my first sale on Ebay back when I needed some quick cash and ended up getting ripped off by some cat in Nigeria. :(

                    • bloodiOS

                      Lucky you. Not for the ripoff, only that your console survived that long. The Last of Us broke it for me =(

                    • Samsara09

                      Microsoft should have made a console that could endure the emotions of the last of us…all my friends that play videogame got addicted to it.

                    • bloodiOS

                      That’s what the XBO is for. Just plug the PS3 into the XBO and you get to feel… all that feels xD

                    • Xaltmas

                      But could the Xbone handle all of that pretentiousness? xP

                    • bloodiOS

                      Just suck it in and spurt it out. Sounds very doable.

                    • Xaltmas

                      I have no idea what you are getting at.

                      And I don’t want to know. >_>

                    • Wolf Star

                      “Xbox”!! Turn on my PS3
                      “Plays last of us”
                      Best Xbox 360 game ever :D

                    • Wolf Star

                      Last of us is a legendary game!! :D way to much awesomeness that your console couldn’t take much of that awesome power of naughty dog. Dang.

                    • Samsara09

                      clap clap clap.Nigeria?great choice.

                    • Anime10121

                      Give me a break, I was an Ebay noob back then. I had bought plenty, but had never sold anything. That incident taught me to pay more attention to online selling.

                    • Samsara09

                      Just teasing you!Nice reaction though.And great lesson!

                    • Budgiecat

                      You seriously saw “Nigeria” and didn’t think there would be a problem? lol

                    • Anime10121

                      It was my first ebay selling auction and I was just excited to get a few hundred bucks, I didnt pay attention to the details until MUCH later :(

                    • Wolf Star

                      Wow.. I’m surprised that your 60 GB PS3 still was running until it died..

                    • bloodiOS

                      I was pretty content about that too, until I put in The Last of Us. It first started shrieking like mad and the fan was blowing like crazy, and right when Joel said “There’s something wrong with the Coopers”, the whole thing went poof… yellow light…

                    • Wolf Star

                      Now we know what kind of power naughty dog has.. Never mess with them :3 they are gods :D haha

                    • Xaltmas

                      I’ll never forget my first 360 breaking, because it took my copy of The Orange Box with it.

                      My Slim 360 has been fantastic tho.

                    • Anime10121

                      Blue Dragon for me, though the towel trick got it out. :P

                    • Samsara09

                      hahahahahahahahha,man,what tough luck.How did you get the game out?Opened a hole in the console and grabbed it?Used that towel trick?

                    • Xaltmas

                      I didn’t get a RRoD.

                      … it fell over. >_>

                      After that, it stopped playing pretty much everything except my copies of Gears of War 2 and Mass Effect 2.

                      My copy of The Orange Box was in it when it fell, and it got scratched all up.

                    • Samsara09

                      Sorry for your loss.Well,it happens.

                    • Budgiecat

                      Don’t forget how crappy The Last Remnant played on the 360.
                      Don’t know wtf S-E was thinking trying to use Unreal 3 engine when they had no clue

                    • http://kazriko2.tumblr.com Kazriko Redclaw

                      I’ve heard that Last Remnant is actually fun and playable on PC, unlike on 360.

                    • Anime10121

                      Yeah that too, and I actually liked The Last Remnant (I mean DAT OST), but GOD did that game run horribly :(

                      I agree wholeheartedly about UE3, I mean, it wasnt even properly translated into Japanese for them, so they had to constantly go to Epic for info.

                    • Budgiecat

                      Undiscovery was boring

                    • Anime10121

                      and borderline unplayable!

                      Infinite Unplayability!

                      And it probably COULD have been a good game too :(

                    • Budgiecat

                      It shoulda been left undiscovered…..infinitely for all of eternity..

                    • Samsara09

                      LOL.Well,they need to work and do their things to feed their family.But yeah,I saw comments that it looked like a demo of sorts.Only idiots do such a move.A bad game is bad forever…better to delay it them risking it.

                    • Samsara09

                      hahahahahahhaa.Well,this happens when they don’t balance it properly I suppose.

                    • http://kazriko2.tumblr.com Kazriko Redclaw

                      Tales of Vesperia wasn’t released on the PS3 in the US at least. There was also the Fable series, but it’s barely an RPG. More of a High Horse simulator.

                    • Anime10121

                      I think he means jrpgs.

                    • Samsara09

                      that is why I said vesperia fiasco.

                    • Wolf Star

                      Haha bring it!! :P :)

                • Sevyne

                  ASW seem to feel the same way with their fighting games as well. Now I honestly couldn’t say how well their games sold on Xbox vs PS (I really didn’t care enough to look), but it kind of shows what audiences are on each console and how developers are changing strategy for this gen.

                  • Xaltmas

                    I’m still pissed about that. I bought all of the BB games on 360 so far.

                    They must make it up to me by putting BBCP on Vita.

                    • Sevyne

                      Oh trust me, I feel for ya and any Xbox owners who are into their games. It does indeed suck when something like that happens.

                    • Samsara09

                      life is not fair,neither is the video game business.May that console you.

                    • Xaltmas

                      Wait, what?

                    • bloodiOS

                      Your cheese has less fat than mine. Deal with it! xD

                    • Xaltmas

                      D:

                    • Samsara09

                      we get cheated all the time by the industry,only thing we can do is smile and deal with it,lol xD

                  • Wolf Star

                    Well it depends what the audience are looking for. Devs are thinking more clearly and see what’s going to happen next?? Except KH3.. that part was umm unexpected being on Xbox One..

                    • Sevyne

                      Yeah KH3 being on XB1 was a bit out of nowhere. They could have at least put the HD Remixes on 360 or something if they were going to do this. It doesn’t make much sense to try to get Xbox gamers into the series without access to the previous titles (unless they own multiple consoles).

                    • Xaltmas

                      Well, it probably makes perfect sense when you figure how much KHIII will probably cost to make.

                    • Sevyne

                      Well I’m not really opposed to it being on XB1, but I just think it would have made sense to have the previous games somewhere in there as well.

                    • Xaltmas

                      They still might on the Xbone. Disc space might have been an issue, or they might have had something set up with Sony.

                    • Sevyne

                      Possibly, but doesn’t MS have some sort of policy that multi-plat games can’t release later on an MS console, or is that some BS I’ve just heard a dozen times?

                    • Xaltmas

                      No idea. If that was a thing, I’d imagine they’d scrap it for next-gen or at least make an exception for a franchise like Kingdom Hearts.

                      I know Kojima has mentioned wanting the MGS Legacy Collection on the Xbone, so who knows.

                    • Sevyne

                      Hey, if they do it then I say good on them. MS should honestly push to get those Remixes on the platform if they want Xbox gamers to invest in KH3.

                    • Wolf Star

                      Will KH3 sell well on Xbox One?? That’s the question.. I want Xbox players as well enjoy KH3 but to me.. I don’t know how many Xbox players will invest on KH3 or maybe are or are not interested in KH games at all?? I’ve seen shooters on Xbox 360 so far and I’m not sure about Xbox One for now.. it’s to early. if Xbox One still aims at shooter market.. well why KH3 is even on Xbox One in the 1st place??

                    • Xaltmas

                      I’ll buy it! There’s one. :)

                      I was a massive Kingdom Hearts fanboy on the PS2.

                    • Budgiecat

                      Buy it on the PS4 instead just to troll yourself

                      actually, it’ll probably run better on the PS4 (FF XV too)

                    • Xaltmas

                      Yeah, I’m sure by the time KH3 comes out I’ll have bought a PS4 for whatever exclusive it’ll inevitably get that I have to have.

                    • Wolf Star

                      Ok :D yaaay I lost all my KH game on PS2 :(

                    • Sevyne

                      I honestly don’t really know the answers to that. I should be a highly paid analyst. I can guess my way to riches!

                      Seriously though; That’s why I was saying it would make sense to bring the HD Remixes over if they wanted to put KH3 on XB1. That would make a bit more sense.

                    • Wolf Star

                      Yep.. I’m kind of worried about Xbox players being confused when they start playing KH3 and are new to the series. They should’ve have put KH HD on Xbox 360 as well.. If they wanted Kh3 on X1

                    • Samsara09

                      well,the KH3 on XB1 is just a small perk.It simply exists to fill up their pockets.Besides,KH fans are on the PS3.No demand there on XB1.They would need to promote it too much,and it doesn’t fit much with the console’s fanbase and expected game library.Anything it sells is already profit,you see.

                    • Budgiecat

                      I def woulda gotten a 360 earlier had Namco Bandai localized Mobile Ops

                    • Anime10121

                      But just because a person chooses an Xbone (or even the 360) next gen doesnt mean they’ve never owned a PS3/2. I can pretty much guarantee you a large majority of the people wanting to buy KH3 on the Xbone will have had or at least played the series prior…

                    • Sevyne

                      I’m not saying they never have or never will own those consoles, but there are people that do stick to one brand. Bringing a series over to another brand of course is to increase profit by opening up to a wider audience. However, introducing a new crowd to a series so late into it’s life without providing the HD Remixes that weren’t even released that long ago doesn’t make much sense.

                      Maybe it was lack of foresight, and they didn’t have it planned for XB1 when those Remixes were being made or something. Just seems kind of sloppy to me.

                      Now keep in mind (as I said in another reply) that I’m not opposed to it being on XB1, but I think they could have done better. They had an easy way to introduce those gamers (catch them up) to the series and let it pass them right by.

                    • Anime10121

                      Ah ok, but then I’ve heard from quite a few “insiders” that both KH3 and FFXV were started with every intention of being exclusive to Playstation, but Sony couldnt “sweeten the deal” so they went multiplat.

                      Though either way, multiplat’s good for the series anyway, as the more sales, regardless of whether they’ve played earlier entries, or were just curious, the better. I mean, from what we’ve heard thus far, it doesnt seem like the porting process will be too difficult this gen anyway, so its not like it’ll cost them much, and it’ll also open them up to millions more potential customers :)

                    • Sevyne

                      Oh, it defintitely wasn’t a bad move to go multi-plat. I simply just felt it could have been done better. It could have easily been a shift of plans for KH3 after the Remixes were already pretty much set. Not much can really be done at that point I suppose. Just seems a little odd is all.

                    • Budgiecat

                      For FF Versus XIII, it’d have been a bad move to put in on the 360…

                    • Sevyne

                      Well yeah. That probably would have been like a box set worth of discs. They would have lost tons of money just in manufacturing.

                    • Samsara09

                      when a console goes multiplat…there is the “true target” and the “compensation target”.Well,both can receive promos,but the company will expect serious profit from the first target,usually a sony console for final fantasy.
                      The second one is just to because the game used too much money and resources that need to be surely replenished or because it was a job so easy that any money that comes is already profit.

                    • Wolf Star

                      Thank you!! I wish I can give you a reward or something :)
                      Ok I agree people who never played KH game or never had a PS2 back then, but got Xbox 360 and or Xbox One.. How will they know background of it, if they never played KH games before?? So far I have seen KH HD exclusive on PS3. To me that is a sign that.. KH3 was supposed to be PS4 exclusive as well.. but Ms threw their money at SE because they were desperate and made it multiplat game.. We would’ve have heard about KH 2.5 being on Xbox 360 (that’s what I’ve tought since KH 1.5 is on Ps3.) nope.. still PS3 exclusive.

                    • Xaltmas

                      I’d say it’s more likely that Sony DIDN’T pay than it is that Microsoft did.

                    • Anime10121

                      But see, this is the part that always gets me, why is it that when a game goes multiplat nowadays, its because Microsoft “threw their money at SE”. It makes good business sense to release multiplats if you’re a third party. Regardless of whether people have played the earlier games or not, more potential customers are more potential customers. :(

                    • Wolf Star

                      I’m not saying that Xbox will never get KH game but here’s the thing I’m afraid of.. everyone has been waiting for KH3 for how long and it’s finally here.. but here’s the thing.. Last game in the Sega which is a big finale. Idk if Xbox players are ready for this epic finale. few people might get confused that who are new to the series. That’s what I’m afiraid of.

                    • Anime10121

                      Square doesnt care about that, they care that its an easy port and opens them up to potentially millions of more customers :P

                    • Wolf Star

                      Still KH3 is going to blow people’s minds like “Daaaaamn!!!” Whatever I’m already hyped to KH 3 :) but first we need FFXV that looks beautiful :3

                    • Sevyne

                      Indeed. Despite how I feel about going in on the series so late in it’s life, if a developer sees potential profit in going multi-plat then they will. It’s just like if a dev sees it more fit to drop it and go exclusive because one brand is not proving to be profitable. It is a business after all.

                    • Wolf Star

                      Agreed dude. If one brand doesn’t do well.. Why waste money and energy on it??. if you think it’s going to be a big money seller. Go for it!! it might be risky but hey.. still making money of it. Also it depends on devs and what the fans want. will it succeed or fail?? who knows??

                    • Samsara09

                      Business is business.Besides,we are getting the PS4 version.So,they catered to both their fans and the pocket.People get angry because the XB1 is the weak link.They think it will dumb down the graphics or frame rate of the PS4 version.

          • Samsara09

            well,you can’t exactly scratch a market that can sell half a million and upwards.I think microsoft should scratch their entire videogame division and keep up their little monopoly on the PC area.

            • bloodiOS

              That was back then though, now that more and more Japanese are starting to embrace the joy of mobage, I say let’s not bother.

              • Samsara09

                I don’t care about mobiles.That is the future,lol,even if it is rather scrappy as hell.

                • bloodiOS

                  But Japanese do, a whole lot of them actually, now that’s where the problem lies…

                  • Samsara09

                    Well,if we are going to be a specie of fan in extinction or not,that I leave to fate.I will just enjoy the little joys we get till then.

                    • bloodiOS

                      Amen to that.

              • Budgiecat

                mobage sounds so close to garbage….

                • bloodiOS

                  And now you know why I use that term.

                  • Samsara09

                    Mobile games are too simple…lol,look at this comparison.I could make a work of art…with the following colors:Red,blue and white.
                    mobile allows me to make the same work of art,but switching the colors,say…green,yellow,purple.And sell it as a new work of art,while making the most honest of smiles,if you weren’t doing something wrong,like plagiarism.

                    This happens too on main consoles,but I never saw so much plagiarism like in the mobile market.They copy everything there is on the console market and even on it’s own market,dumb it down,and sell it for profits…and sometimes it is obscene,like that mario kart copy….nintendo even got it removed,lol.

    • Pyrofrost

      We can hope for the best. Whatever the case, our questions will begin to have answers after Feb 22nd.

  • Samsara09

    well,the race barely began and playstation 4 already has 4 million,one more than xbox one.Well,sorry,xbone fans.Hope you guys have fun in this gen and the ones ahead,that is all that matters…really.
    because well,I don’t think microsoft can keep up with losing 3 or more gens on a row to sony.Ah yes,when PS4 is released on japan,add a million or two instantly to the sales

    • Xaltmas

      One million, maybe.

      Two would be crazy.

      • Budgiecat

        Maybe if Square-Anus had their shit together and would have announced FF XV at JPN launch as well as Sega releasing Shenmue III then yeah..

        • MrFinalgamer

          isn’t Shenmue a niche title? i doubt that game alone could move 1M systems

          • Budgiecat

            It was only ‘niche’ because it came out at a time when the Dreamcast was struggling, the sequel wasn’t even localized for the system until it was ported to the XBox for dudebros who couldn’t care less let alone knew what it was and so on….

        • Xaltmas

          And you’ll get neither.

          But hey! I hear Idea Factory is making a PS4 game.

          • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

            Yah… and Japan loves them.

            • Pyrofrost

              Actually, even in Japan, their games don’t sell well.

              They are simply low budget enough that they don’t have to sell like hotcakes for IF to see profit off of their own projects or Compile Heart’s.

          • Pyrofrost

            And it will be the greatest game ever made. It will make Monolithsoft pack their shit and completely re-think the development of “X” :p

            • Xaltmas

              It will surely put The Witcher 3 to shame.

            • Anime10121

              Pfft, pffftft, HAhahahahaahah XD

            • Sevyne

              Shit, everyone should just throw in the towel I say! You just can’t compete with that!

            • bloodiOS

              Shit! I’m so ashamed of never buying another Neptunia game after the first one. I think I might have even shamed my ancestry.

          • Anime10121

            Hey if its Neptunia, I’m game (only series from IF I REALLY like barring that horrible horrible first game)!

            • Budgiecat

              Those games do better in the West than the East actually….

              • Anime10121

                Yep, and so does Disgaea!

      • Samsara09

        half a million is more appropriate.I was half kidding.LOL

    • Invisbin

      Well it only just started lol. Give it a year or two to see if Microsoft can pull a come back.

      • Samsara09

        when a horse loses fatigue in the start of the race,I don’t think it can recover that quickly.

        • Invisbin

          Well considering the launch titles for both consoles, these numbers are super duper. Imagine if they launched with a game from each first party studio…

          • Samsara09

            dreamy.Those horses would get one hell of a vitamin…quite a turbo.

  • Invisbin

    I was expecting more than 3 mill but damn this is way past expectations. That number might as well quadruple by the time Christmas comes around again. Sony will definitely hit expectations and exceed.

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      This is before Japan…

      • Invisbin

        Oh god

        • bloodiOS

          Japan being as it is now? Don’t expect too much from it.

          • Invisbin

            NA being as it is now is greatly surpassing expectations. Can’t wait to see numbers jump Feb-April

            • bloodiOS

              My popcorn is ready!

              • Samsara09

                What makes popcorn great is a little of juice and a drink.All ready for the show.

                • bloodiOS

                  Heck, no! I eat them dry, so I can eat more. Drinking will just fill my stomach faster.

                  • Samsara09

                    Well,I eat my salty popcorn…first…then,the drinks and juice.Makes it better.Also,did you read my post about mobile plagiarism?

                    • bloodiOS

                      Yeah, I saw, but I couldn’t think of anything to contribute to the discussion so I didn’t reply.

                    • Samsara09

                      well,at least you read it.Sorry for asking you.Needed to see if you,the target,had seen it.

                    • bloodiOS

                      Well, since it shows up on my notification tab, I wouldn’t be able to miss it ;p

                    • Samsara09

                      Well,I am rather derpy sometimes,lol.Man,it sucks.hahahahahaha!

              • Lelouch Vi Britannia

                I knew a few years back that PS4 will become the new PS2

                • bloodiOS

                  Well, you know what they say, it’s two PS2 taped together ;)

          • Bryce Blalex Douglas

            That’s true but I think its gonna do between 400-600 k day one

            • bloodiOS

              Honestly, I’m thinking it’ll be on par with UK’s number.

              • Bryce Blalex Douglas

                Definitely higher I think

    • Bryce Blalex Douglas

      And this is them not keeping up with supply demand. Just imagine when they don’t have to worry about that

      • Invisbin

        So many factors D:

        • Bryce Blalex Douglas

          4.2 million sold with “no games”

  • shogunknight

    That is a large number in 2 months, very large. Congrats Sony, hope they stay humble and dont get too confident

    • Samsara09

      Indeed.I don’t know how they could possibly screw it,the way they are going.But,better be safe then sorry.

  • Anime10121

    Good job and congrats :D I’m hopeful this thing does well in Japan too so it wont take quite as long as it did last gen for them to start delivering the goods!

    • Samsara09

      well,when Square Enix sees the numbers on japan,I am sure they will start talking about final fantasy XV,kingdom hearts 3.

      So I am quite eager as well.Also,many other rpg makers will not be as afraid to already begin something for PS4.If it sells well as we hope.

      Last gen was hell.We only got good stuff on 2009…and upwards.

      • Anime10121

        That’s partly why I’m excited! The faster the numbers increase, the sooner devs will feel comfortable dropping the big hits :D

        • Samsara09

          Well,what I am worrying about is that our hype can affect how we will see the game,by making it’s bad aspects bigger then they really are….or even the good points.
          but yeah,after feeding it for 10 years,I suppose no can be held fully responsible for it.

          But I really believe this game will be a blast.

          Oh,I tried to make a joke,but lacked the skills to write it properly…lol,got too distracted…so,if it looks like mister Bloodios and anime10121 are being dumb with the “wait,what?” and “I am losing ya”,they aren’t.It really sucked.Tried to edit it,but was so slow they ninja’d me.Had no choice but to erase the joke D;

          • Anime10121

            Wait, what?

            • Samsara09

              edit it.Oh well,tried to make a bad joke.Sorry.Oh,he is not replying to my post about Yoko being a music genius…but to another post I made…the one about XV.

          • bloodiOS

            I’m losing ya…

            • Samsara09

              I was trying to joke and kinda failed,lol.I edited it.Well,the thing is…we are expecting to much of this game.It will have it’s mistakes.That is why I said it,so when the time comes,they don’t get inflated by our hype.

              • Anime10121

                I dont expect too much, as long as they deliver on the stuff they’ve said about the games in interviews and the like, I’m just expecting another good Final Fantasy, with another orgasmic soundtrack by Yoko Shimomura :)

                • Samsara09

                  That woman is a witch.All her musics…they are magical,lol.Well,that goes more for me,I suppose,the hype part…and for whoever reads it.If it is not your case :D .But it could be others.

              • bloodiOS

                As long that the game as a whole is good, then I have no problem with its individual faults. I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again, the day FFXV launches in the NA is when I’m getting a PS4. It’s just that special to me, so I hope to God that it won’t be anything like the potential prelude to X-3…

                • Samsara09

                  i got my PS3 just for it…and I will be getting my PS4 just for it as well.

                  • bloodiOS

                    Same here…

                    • Samsara09

                      What a ride.8 years.Was 10 years when I watched that kickass trailer.Lol,how time passes

                    • bloodiOS

                      No kidding, and after lighting struck thrice it still isn’t here yet…

                    • Samsara09

                      Only Lightning striking thrice kept my faith in them…that they hadn’t ditched us and were trying to buy time for it…which means they are really giving their all,I think.

                    • bloodiOS

                      My faith crumbled as soon as I caught news of Type-0 not coming…

                    • Samsara09

                      that was screwy…they should have waited for the vita.

                    • bloodiOS

                      This actually made it worse:

                      http://gematsu.com/2012/11/rumor-final-fantasy-type-0-localization-nearly-completed-in-2011

                    • Samsara09

                      I mean…..release it on the vita…or release it on PSN,like legend of heroes:trails in the sky chapter 2.If it were 90% complete,they wouldn’t have wasted it like that.That is like burning money.

                • Budgiecat
                  • bloodiOS

                    And I’ll official be done with Square Enix.

                    • Budgiecat

                      yep

  • gerald

    Well deserved numbers for the “gamer’s console”. Looks like a bright gen for Sony and they earned it with their choices.

    I’m no fanboy, I’ve owned virtually every major console since the 80s, but MS’s plans and attitude towards gamers leading up to the Xbone launch really rubbed me the wrong way and I still won’t buy one for years, if at all, because I no longer trust them. Thank goodness Sony came through. Cheers to an awesome gen.

    • Lalum

      Praise be to Sony, our lord and savior. Oh merciful Sony, truly you are so good for the peasants.

    • DarthNemesis

      I agree but I am never buying an XboxOne and glad I never bought the other two xboxes. They almost got me when Bioshock and Mass Effect first came out (now on PS) but that’s when the dreaded RROD started to infect every 360 so I passed and then the PS4 went on sale for $400 so I was able to afford it.

  • badmoogle

    But..but all those expert “analysts” told me that consoles are dying!!!

    • Samsara09

      “Fuck” the experts.They know “shit”.We,the consumers,have the last word.As people here said correctly,all they do is some guessing games…they burp numbers to prove it,and all that.But,deep down,they are guessing.

    • Sevyne

      I’d love to get payed large sums of money to play guessing games!

    • Pyrofrost

      They’ve been singing that tune for about the past 15 years now.

      I pay about as much attention to that as I would some ass-hat saying the world is going to end, jesus is coming back for the rapture, or some other goofy shit.

      • badmoogle

        The problem is that whenever one of these morons makes a doom and gloom prediction about the traditional console market most of the gaming media are too eager to post it as headlines on their sites.
        This makes it hard to ignore them. :/

        • Pyrofrost

          This is true. Though I pretty much laugh it off like I would any headline from Kotaku or the 2012 Mayan Calendar bullshit.

          Hell, Ragnarok is supposed to occur on Feb. 22, so it looks like we won’t be seeing those JP PS4 sales :p

          • badmoogle

            The last time i clicked on a Shitaku article must have been around 2007.I’m still informed about their BS articles via NeoGAF threads though…I know they have tried to change in recent years but i still think they are trash since many of their old troll-“journalists” are still there.
            Anyway i’m getting way off topic now.:p

          • Lelouch Vi Britannia

            Yeah true but it wasnt Heimdall that blew Gjallerhorn it was a human so i dont think Ragnarok is happening.

            • Pyrofrost

              Ya know, you’re right xD
              But just like these Apocalypse doomsayers. We have those so-called industry “analysts” predicting the end of console gaming.

          • MrFinalgamer

            poor guys. everyone but them got to enjoy the PS4 =/

  • Learii

    wait for japan too lol

    • bloodiOS

      I personally am not gonna hold my breath when it comes to Japan.

      • Sevyne

        I don’t expect it to blow the roof off of anybody’s houses, but I think it’ll pull fairly respectable numbers.

        • bloodiOS

          Well, I’ll just breath normally now and save the stamina for making that scream when the moment comes ;)

          • Sevyne

            I’m saving my breath to blow the roof off of YOUR house! Better watch out!

            • bloodiOS

              That’s alright! I live in the basement.

        • http://www.psvitadirect.com/ Kurisu Makise

          So long as it does better than WiiU and can match PS3, that’s good enough for now. (And I’m not talking WiiU’s Dec sales xD)

  • http://kazriko2.tumblr.com Kazriko Redclaw

    Remember that discussion last month about the Xbox One being the fastest selling console in November? Well, if we apply that theory to the total 2013 sales, 4.2 million in 46 days vs 3.0 million in 39 days, that’s 91000 PS4’s to 77000 Xbox Ones per day. Both of these are good numbers though. I think this is going to be a good console generation especially once the Steam Machines hit the market.

  • http://www.hush404.com hush404

    Hmm. I wonder what a hybrid of an orange and a banana would be like…

    • bloodiOS

      • http://www.hush404.com hush404

        *GASP!!!! I wants it!

      • Anime10121

        That…is fukn AMAZING!

      • shogunknight

        Banarange

        • bloodiOS

          I prefer… orangana.

          • http://www.psthc.fr ExTrooperBrenTurner

            You should trademark this, dude.

      • Bobby Jennings

        Wow…I want one.

      • http://www.last.fm/user/l1lyone l1lyone

        Gross!

  • Robert

    CES is worth sharing but http://bit.ly/1lzwxrt

  • DarthNemesis

    Now this is how you announce sales. Notice it is not some generic “over 4 million” announcement, but the exact amount. I am proud to be one of those 4.2 million. Best system this generation already.

  • Devilgunman

    Now Japan jump on board PS4!

  • Rezar

    Good to see both Sony and Microsoft selling consoles. For me personally I will wait till the PS4 gets more exclusives. Way too many JRPGs coming out this year and in 2015 for the PS3.

  • Audie Bakerson

    No, PlayStation 4 SHIPMENTS topped 4.2 million. Sony said WE sold. It’s a pretty big difference actually (it effects how much retailers will order).

    • http://kazriko2.tumblr.com Kazriko Redclaw

      When a console is sold out at every store, I don’t think there’s much of a difference between the shipped and sold through numbers.

    • NeoTechni

      No. They meant sold to customers not stores

    • Budgiecat

      yeah all those unbought PS4s currently sitting around in game stores collecting dust….

      oh wait..

  • miyamoto

    PS4 is the Real Deal!
    The Genuine Article!

  • artemisthemp

    Looking forward to see how many unit’s Infamous Second Son and D4 will sell.

  • HassanJamal

    The wii u is going to be outsold. Nintendo had a headstart but oh well, they do what they gonna do as always.

  • Elvick

    Subscriptions for PS+ are probably bloated numbers. Since they likely counted all the free trials that come with PS4s with it.

    Otherwise, well done Sony.