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Worldwide PlayStation 4 Sales Top 30.2 Million Units

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We’ve learned (via the PlayStation Blog Japan) that worldwide sales for PlayStation 4 have surpassed 30.2 million units.

The home console has sold over 30.2 million units as of November 22nd, Sony Computer Entertainment said in a press release. The console is reportedly showing the strongest and quickest growth in PlayStation hardware history.

“We are sincerely grateful that gamers across the globe have continued to choose PS4 as the best place to play since launch two years ago,” said Andrew House, President and Global CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. “We are committed to bringing engaging games and entertainment services to users worldwide. Thanks to the support of our partners, PS4 continues to be the premier platform for game and interactive entertainment innovation.”

PlayStation 4 first launched back on November 15th, 2013 in North America, and is now available in 124 countries.


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79 comments
  1. Raspberry
    Raspberry
    November 25, 2015 at 10:30 am

    happy owner and while PS4 does have some awkward things, i overall very pleased with what i got for my money. I expect ever better games in the future.

  2. Antoinant
    Antoinant
    November 25, 2015 at 10:32 am

    Still no games

  3. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    November 25, 2015 at 10:45 am

    Cool. We can be witnessing another PS2 situation this generation. The PS4 is a great machine with some interesting games coming for it next year.

  4. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    November 25, 2015 at 10:47 am

    Only about 800.

  5. Stran
    Stran
    November 25, 2015 at 10:58 am

    Yeah, just one game.
    NieR Automata might finally turn it into plural tho.

  6. BeholdMyPower
    BeholdMyPower
    November 25, 2015 at 11:03 am

    I think a lot of the PS4’s initial steam came from Microsoft’s utter mishandling of the X1 – that’s at least what pushed me firmly into the Sony camp after being a 360 user last gen. Shame Nintendo is a complete non-entity at this point, give me two good reasons (Metroid/F-Zero) and I’d jump straight back into their arms.

  7. Nagato
    Nagato
    November 25, 2015 at 11:15 am

    Nah, can’t see it happening; the market has changed too much since then.

    There’s been the death of third party exclusives as we knew them, not having the insane PSX > PS2 momentum, mid- and lower budget games mostly having become a PC-only/first affair, loss of offering an innovative new media format, as well as losing most of the casual market to Nintendo and subsequenly Apple/Google.

    It’ll end up selling the most out of the current three consoles, sure, but that kind of insane market domination is a thing of the past. Would even argue that the only reason it’s been doing well is because MS and Nintendo completely botched their consoles (although with MS it was mostly their reveal, and they eventually recovered from that adequately enough).

    Well, that coupled with the fact that we now have a generation of gamers that have been conditioned to buy early (and at a high price) without much of a care beyond the usual blockbuster multiplats.

  8. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    November 25, 2015 at 11:20 am

    Oh, I agree. I doubt any console can repeat the success of the PS2. Another factor was that it was one of the cheapest DVD players out there.
    I was talking more about the enormous lead the PS4 had, which usually leads to more games produced for it.

  9. Master Bating
    Master Bating
    November 25, 2015 at 11:30 am

    Multiplats, all of them.

    PC + Vita + 3DS is the way to go this gen.

  10. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    November 25, 2015 at 11:36 am

    That is factually incorrect. Of those about 30 are PS4 exclusives, 100 Sony exclusives and 200 are console exclusives.

    Also a game being multiplatform doesn’t make it any less of a game.

  11. Nagato
    Nagato
    November 25, 2015 at 11:45 am

    With the direction the market has been going, I’d argue that PC + NX + Mobile will ultimately be the way to go, given the likelihood of Nintendo’s console/handheld platform adopting whatever games would previously have been made for PSP/Vita before.

    Of course, that’s dependent on Nintendo not continuing to mess things up as far as third parties go, as well as getting their own first party stable in order as far as censorship and forgotten franchises such as Metroid, F-Zero and Golden Sun go.

  12. Richard Miller
    Richard Miller
    November 25, 2015 at 12:33 pm

    I still have no interest in owning a PS4 as my PC takes care of all my gaming needs but I do respect how Sony turned the failure of the PS3 around to the more successful PS4. I wonder will Nintendo do the same with the NX?

  13. daggot △
    daggot △
    November 25, 2015 at 1:07 pm

    I’d never trust nintendo with a system after the Wii U.

  14. Antoinant
    Antoinant
    November 25, 2015 at 1:13 pm

    AAA & Indie trash and multiplatform titles available in other Sony consoles don’t count.

    I can only see Yakuza 6, Bloodborne, Gravity Daze 2, Nep VIII, Valkyrie Azure (arguably DoAX3 and SK: EV too despite them being multiplatforms) and that’s pretty weak coming for a four year-old system.

  15. Feniks
    Feniks
    November 25, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    Nintendo doesn’t have the third party games people want to play so they were always gonna end up at the bottom.

    MS just destroyed all their good will. TV nonsense and American sport deals were just so retarded- maybe next gen. But they basically have to start over again.

  16. Feniks
    Feniks
    November 25, 2015 at 1:17 pm

    Well if you can’t afford or don’t want a high end PC the PS4 is the way to go this gen.

  17. Antoinant
    Antoinant
    November 25, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    “Also a game being multiplatform doesn’t make it any less of a game.”

    Except the PS4 version is generally more expensive and you have to to pay for the online for the multiplayer.

  18. Antoinant
    Antoinant
    November 25, 2015 at 1:23 pm

    “We can be witnessing another PS2 situation this generation.”
    NeoGaf pls. Your shilling is obvious.

    I didn’t have to wait four fucking years to have GOTY games on the PS2. Unless you mean the ton of shovelware that are present in both consoles, which I may agree however.

  19. Antoinant
    Antoinant
    November 25, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    You don’t even need to spend a huge load of money on a configuration to play (japanese) video games on PC. You can get a good build for around the price of a PS4.

  20. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    November 25, 2015 at 2:08 pm

    Me speculating is shiling? How so?

    I don’t care what your personal preferences in games are. I enjoy the current library and I stated that some games that interested me are coming for it next year.

  21. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    November 25, 2015 at 2:09 pm

    So you are the grand judge of games who decides what counts and only the games you see as good matter. Got it.

  22. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    November 25, 2015 at 2:14 pm

    More expensive? As far as I can tell the multiplatform games are the same price across the same generation consoles. The older console versions are about 10$ cheaper, but that is expected.

    Even so this doesn’t change the fact that these multiplatform games are available for the system and some of them are quite good.

  23. Siveon
    Siveon
    November 25, 2015 at 2:20 pm

    Where the hell are you pulling these numbers?

  24. British_Otaku
    British_Otaku
    November 25, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    I don’t think that’s an argument at all.

    PS4 being expensive: I’ve noticed PS4 versions being more expensive, but I’ve also noticed them being the definitive versions of many games (on console anyway – I know some ports from Last Gen to now are terrible too). Would you dismiss the PS2’s library because it might be cheaper on the Xbox or GameCbue?

    Online costing money: It does, but it costs money on all platforms but the Wii U, 3DS, Vita and PC. If we compared things on a game by game basis with the assumption that you had those platforms and didn’t have a subscription. Maybe you’ll be able to comment.

    Personally, I’d rather buy a game where I don’t have to pay for an online subscription to play myself, but if I only had a PS4…

    I’d stay offline. >_>

  25. Antoinant
    Antoinant
    November 25, 2015 at 2:40 pm

    >he actually uses wikipedia as a source to assure the system has games

    hahahaha

  26. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    November 25, 2015 at 2:42 pm

    Please provide an alternative source that proves me wrong.

  27. Siveon
    Siveon
    November 25, 2015 at 2:44 pm

    The list needs to be edited. For one, quite a few games are listed as console exclusive despite the contrary (one glaring one I saw was Magicka 2). And some games as Sony Exclusive (Darkest Dungeon).

    I also think the list is misleading, since it counts all those Japan-only games that’ll never see the light of day in English, but that’s not exactly here nor there.

    Ooh, found another hilarious one: Day of the Tentacle Special Edition as a console exclusive. C’mon now. There’s a reason why wikipedia can’t be used as a source for any serious document.

  28. Antoinant
    Antoinant
    November 25, 2015 at 2:44 pm

    I’m not that pitiful to use wikipedia in order to prove a system I own has games.
    Sonyfags never once.

  29. Antoinant
    Antoinant
    November 25, 2015 at 2:45 pm

    Hope your vidya shelf has other things in it.

  30. Antoinant
    Antoinant
    November 25, 2015 at 2:46 pm

    Pretty sure I have a better taste than you when it comes to video games (being an idort helps too) and I don’t mind bloating about it.

  31. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    November 25, 2015 at 2:52 pm

    I think it is a good list. For some reason you have a problem with the source, but you haven’t provided anything to disprove the data. I bet if I post the same list from Metacritic or a gaming site you will dismiss it. So instead of trying petty insults why don’t you provide some proof that is not in your head?

  32. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    November 25, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    Sure, darling, you have a better taste in games than me. Please don’t cry.

  33. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    November 25, 2015 at 2:55 pm

    Other than games tt does have a couple of kickass items from collector’s editions.

  34. Antoinant
    Antoinant
    November 25, 2015 at 2:58 pm

    No need to be passive-aggressive with me :^)

  35. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    November 25, 2015 at 3:02 pm

    Ok, feel free to provide an alternative list and we can use that source. As a quick information (since this is what the Internet is good for anyways) it is sufficient. You can’t really expect me to check every game on that list and make sure that those are up to date.

    I think it is enough to disprove the no games or multiplatform only titles.

  36. Antoinant
    Antoinant
    November 25, 2015 at 3:26 pm

    The proof is that Sony don’t need quality games to sell a system for millions of units.

  37. Ubrokemygrill?
    Ubrokemygrill?
    November 25, 2015 at 3:28 pm

    You’re missing the point. The only reason to own a console is for the exclusives, of which PS4 is severely lacking right now. It’s only doing well because of marketing. For people that like games, Vita and 3DS are the best “consoles” this generation and those are handheld. Sony pushed this gen with marketing instead of letting its quality speak for itself which is incredibly depressing.

  38. Antoinant
    Antoinant
    November 25, 2015 at 3:36 pm

    “Would you dismiss the PS2’s library because it might be cheaper on the Xbox or GameCube?”

    Back then, the PS2 and Gamecube had many exclusives. Won’t say anything about the Xbox because I never owned it (despite I always wanted to play Jet Set Radio Future).

    Why would I spend more money on a system and games that cost more while it’s cheaper elsewhere?

  39. Siveon
    Siveon
    November 25, 2015 at 3:37 pm

    I don’t expect you to. However, for Wikipedia anyway, quick information = false information. This should be important when you want to stress facts.

    We all know that the PS4 has games and exclusives, like any major platform would, so the list isn’t necessary.

    I don’t believe there is a reliable list out there to reference. So, don’t bother. Use your own knowledge if need be.

  40. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    November 25, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    It doesn’t seem like we all know this obvious information.

    A list is better than no list – a couple of out of date games on it don’t disprove the general notion. I can compile my own, but then I would still be blamed for making up statistics.

  41. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    November 25, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    The only reason to own a console would be exclusives? Why? Can’t I play multiplatform games on it?

    There are quality titles on the system, maybe nothing for you, but the numbers speak for themselves.

  42. Ubrokemygrill?
    Ubrokemygrill?
    November 25, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    The numbers scream idiots buying a gimped system with paid online because it was marketed to them. If you want multiplats you should be playing them on pc. Variable performance and no paid online. There are quality titles on the system but so few that I don’t know anyone that can justify the price of a ps4 right now, especially when they have a decent PC. If you bought a ps4 for multiplats I have bad news.

  43. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    November 25, 2015 at 5:23 pm

    I’m sure every single one of those 30 million is an idiot who bought a system with nothing to play on it. You are obviously smarter than all of them.

    I don’t have a gaming PC and prefer to play on console, so multiplats are a selling point. Not to mention that quite a few games like GTAV come years late or others that run better on consoles like MKX or Arkham Knight.

    So what are the bad news you were talking about?

  44. Antoinant
    Antoinant
    November 25, 2015 at 5:28 pm

    >buying a console for multiplats, and not for exclusives in the first place
    >not having a PC
    >playing casualized AAA garbage
    Man you’re really the worst

  45. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    November 25, 2015 at 5:33 pm

    I buy consoles for exclusives and multiplats.

    I have a PC, just not a great one.

    I’ll play whatever I want.

    “Man you’re really the worst” – awww, I knew you cared. Your opinion means so much to me.

  46. Ubrokemygrill?
    Ubrokemygrill?
    November 25, 2015 at 5:35 pm

    I am smarter than all of them, because I didn’t waste the money on a no games box. I will admit next year looks decent for ps4. Also, those games run better on consoles because they are made by incompetent devs that don’t understand optimization. The bad news is that you are another of 30 million morons buying a gimped piece of hardware. 30 million people can be wrong, just ask Stalin.

  47. Antoinant
    Antoinant
    November 25, 2015 at 5:36 pm

    Your fault for being a faggot with shit taste in vidya.

    “I’ll play whatever I want”
    yeah enjoy your sole machine with no games.

  48. Ubrokemygrill?
    Ubrokemygrill?
    November 25, 2015 at 5:37 pm

    You don’t play whatever you want, because you’re already gimping your potential library size by sticking to one machine.

  49. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    November 25, 2015 at 5:39 pm

    “Am I out of touch? No, it’s the gamers who are out of touch!”

    So you are comparing yourself with Stalin? Alrighty then.

  50. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    November 25, 2015 at 5:39 pm

    Who said I was sticking to one machine? I have multiple consoles.

  51. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    November 25, 2015 at 5:40 pm

    Stay salty, honey.

  52. Ubrokemygrill?
    Ubrokemygrill?
    November 25, 2015 at 5:41 pm

    I’m comparing you to the proletariat. If you want to demonize me I don’t care. Doesn’t stop me from being correct about the ps4 being a poor choice of gaming hardware until at least halfway through next year.

  53. Antoinant
    Antoinant
    November 25, 2015 at 5:42 pm

    That would imply I was jealous or envious of your situation in the first place.

  54. Ubrokemygrill?
    Ubrokemygrill?
    November 25, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    And having a mid grade PC would more than double that available library.

  55. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    November 25, 2015 at 5:45 pm

    Yep. Every single person in the Soviet Union was evil and wrong.

    You haven’t really proven that. All you said is that the people who bought it are idiots.

  56. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    November 25, 2015 at 5:46 pm

    Again – I play whatever I want. Quantity doesn’t equal quality which if I’m not mistaken was your initial argument for the PS4 numbers.

  57. Ubrokemygrill?
    Ubrokemygrill?
    November 25, 2015 at 5:49 pm

    The analogy has flown way over your head. I can prove it right here. Bloodborne. That’s it. The only reason to own a ps4 right this minute. I can’t imagine the salt if Bloodborne came to pc. I want it to just for that reason.

  58. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    November 25, 2015 at 5:55 pm

    You are labeling 30 million people as idiots who don’t know what they like. Seems pretty closed minded to me.

    OK, that is your preference. I bought it for Infamous Second Son. We have two reasons now. Joe Average bought it to play FIFA with his friends. 3 reasons. Do I need to go on? People buy consoles for different reasons, but in the end they want to enjoy themselves which justifies their purchase.

  59. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    November 25, 2015 at 5:57 pm

    Being right and eating pancakes is a pretty good situation to be in.

  60. Ubrokemygrill?
    Ubrokemygrill?
    November 25, 2015 at 6:02 pm

    I’m labeling 30 million people as idiots that made a misguided purchase. Joe Average didn’t need a ps4 for FIFA when the newer versions are still on ps3.
    >Do I need to go on?
    Please do.
    >People buy consoles for different reasons
    The only reason to have a console is for games. Games exclusive to that console. This reminds me of all the people I knew that had a ps2 simply because it was a cheap DVD player.

  61. Ubrokemygrill?
    Ubrokemygrill?
    November 25, 2015 at 6:11 pm

    I never claimed quantity is quality. Every system is bloated with trash games, but when your system has so few worthwhile exclusives on it after years of heavy marketing you need to stop and wonder what SONY is spending all of their cash on. Hint: It’s not games.

  62. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    November 25, 2015 at 6:11 pm

    “All people who buy vanilla ice cream are idiots.”

    Joe Average needs to buy a PS4 because Battlefront isn’t on PS3. Neither is the newest COD. Neither is MKX, neither is Arkham Knight, Need for Speed or Fallout 4.

    People have different tastes – is that such a hard concept to grasp?

  63. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    November 25, 2015 at 6:15 pm

    I don’t need a game to be exclusive to enjoy it. Plus I’ve played enough exclusive games to justify my purchase. If there are no games that you like on the system, well, that is your problem really.

  64. Ubrokemygrill?
    Ubrokemygrill?
    November 25, 2015 at 6:21 pm

    >Battlefront
    On PC, with a much better control scheme. Unless you can use mouse + keyboard on the PS4 version. Still not worth a PS4 as it would run better on PC anyway.
    >newest COD
    On PC, see above
    >MKX
    PC
    >Arkham Knight
    P…. Oh wait the devs have shown they can’t code themselves out of a paper bag. If you have to get the worst Arkham game, the console version is better.
    >Need for Speed
    No comment on how good it is.
    >Fallout 4
    Doesn’t hold a candle to Fallout: New Vegas or older bethesda games. At least on PC it is moddable to be somewhat playable.

    All people who buy ONLY vanilla ice cream are idiots.
    As for your ice cream analogy, buying a ps4 is the equivalent of getting a scoop of vanilla in your bare hands with no cup or spoon. It costs extra every month you want to use it, and you have to wait years for the cup, cone and sprinkles.

    I’ve stated this multiple times. Multiplats are a poor reason to get a piece of gimped hardware with an online use cost. Exclusives for the PS4 look better and better as time goes on but it still has very little going for it right now.

  65. Ubrokemygrill?
    Ubrokemygrill?
    November 25, 2015 at 6:25 pm

    It’s the system’s problem for having a gimped library with games I can just get on my PC.

  66. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    November 25, 2015 at 6:36 pm

    So what if people don’t want to play on PC or don’t have a PC that runs those games properly?

    What if they want to have one system that runs the multiplats and the exclusives?

    Consoles improve over time? Shock an horror! How dare they! They should have all the features and all the games from the get go. There is something called early adopters. They want to get the new system right away to try out the new hardware. This is how all consoles work. And if 30 mil. people bought that ice cream there must be something good about it. The guy in the corner screaming that they mustn’t buy it because the mango one is better may have some issues.

    The online use cost is not mandatory and it also comes along with one of the best services in gaming.

    There is nothing on the system for you – fair enough, but evidently people want it for whatever reason.

  67. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    November 25, 2015 at 6:38 pm

    I’m sure the system is really having a problem with you not buying it.

  68. Ubrokemygrill?
    Ubrokemygrill?
    November 25, 2015 at 6:48 pm

    “Consoles improve over time? Shock and horror!”
    Paid online is not an improvement, it’s a downgrade.
    >What if they want to have one system that runs the multiplats and the exclusives?
    Then don’t get the weakest system.
    >And if 30 mil. people bought that ice cream there must be something good about it.
    Quantity does not equal quality. You even said it yourself, proletariat.
    >The guy in the corner screaming that they mustn’t buy it because the mango one is better may have some issues.
    I’m not screaming in the corner with mango ice cream. I’m pointing out obvious flaws and fair criticism of the vanilla ice cream. Seeing as the vanilla was marketed with millions and millions of dollars idiots will gobble it up because if it’s advertised as the best it must be, right?
    >There is nothing on the system for you – fair enough, but evidently people want it for whatever reason.
    Even you can’t give me a good reason to own one right now, other than games and services I can get elsewhere without a monthly upkeep to play my games online.

  69. Antoinant
    Antoinant
    November 25, 2015 at 6:49 pm

    “So what if people don’t want to play on PC or don’t have a PC that runs those games properly?”
    Either upgrade your machine or build it yourself.

    “What if they want to have one system that runs the multiplats and the exclusives?”
    PC is best system for that. Being an idort and not some loyal faggot (to a particular company) works even better too.

    “They should have all the features and all the games from the get go.”
    “HOW DARE YOU HAVING STANDARDS”
    Not to mention consoles from the PS2/Gamecube gen used to have games right from the start. Features like paid online, forced social media, no retro-compatibility aren’t upgrades.

    “The online use cost is not mandatory and it also comes along with one of the best services in gaming.”
    Do i have to remind you all the security holes from Sony servers?

  70. Ubrokemygrill?
    Ubrokemygrill?
    November 25, 2015 at 7:04 pm

    Sony would love my money. They also just screwed up and charged my brother for 10 years of PSN and wanted to refund to his PSN wallet. Great service there.

  71. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    November 25, 2015 at 7:05 pm

    The sprinkles in your analogy are more games. It is logical that the system gets better with a richer library as time progresses.

    PS4 is not the weakest system. They are comparable with the One.

    I said that there must be something good about it, otherwise people won’t buy it. Plus the number of games purchased for the console shows that people enjoy their system. The Xbox One is marketed just as much if not more, yet people made an informed purchase and got the console they wanted.

    Why should I give you any advice how to spend your money? I’m not here to convince you to buy a PS4 or an ice cream you don’t like. Play what you want – this is the free market of the gaming industry, comrade.

  72. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    November 25, 2015 at 7:10 pm

    “Either upgrade your machine or build it yourself.”
    Or buy a console.

    PCs don’t have said exclusives, so a person who wants to play them and the multiplats can still justify his purchase. Not everyone has the money to own multiple systems.

    PS4 has games right from the start. You just don’t like them for whatever reason.

    PS+ is great and same goes for Xbox Gold.

  73. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    November 25, 2015 at 7:11 pm

    Oh and my sister got 200$ in PS credit while listening to her Walkman.

  74. Damian Thomas
    Damian Thomas
    November 25, 2015 at 8:07 pm

    xbox one has halo 5, sunset overdrive and forza 5. the ps4 has bloodborne, the order, little big planet 3, infamous second son, knack and killzone as exclusives. im not counting ports, kinect crappy games, 3rd party, backwards compatibility, pc and last gen. but thats games that im familiar with as being exclusives.

  75. Juanalf
    Juanalf
    November 25, 2015 at 9:12 pm

    I’m happy is doing well,i love the system and the controller is great.I also want the xbone to do good so that they can try their hardest to make their own systems better.

  76. Stilzkin
    Stilzkin
    November 26, 2015 at 5:15 pm

    It’s a 350 eurodollars bloodborne machine right now

  77. Stilzkin
    Stilzkin
    November 26, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    >he memeposts outside of chans

    kük

  78. Stilzkin
    Stilzkin
    November 26, 2015 at 5:19 pm

    It’s kind of funny how they win by doing absolutely nothing